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Bram Stoker: Dracula (Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism)by William Hughes
Synopses & Reviews
This comprehensive survey of the critical response to Dracula provides an overview of the trends and development of work surrounding the novel. The critics and approaches discussed range from the earliest studies to the present day, with particular emphasis on biography, psychoanalysis, postcolonialism, Irish studies and gender.
About the Author
WILLIAM HUGHES is Professor of Gothic Studies at Bath Spa University, UK. He is the co-compiler of the authoritataive Bram Stoker: A Bibliography (2004) and editor of the journal Gothic Studies. His previous publications also include Beyond Dracula (2000) and the co-edited volume Bram Stoker: History, Psychoanalysis and the Gothic (1998), both of which are published by Palgrave Macmillan.
Table of Contents
Psychoanalysis and Psychobiography: The Troubled Unconsciousness of Dracula
Medicine, Mind and Body: The Physiological Study of Dracula
Invasion and Empire: The Racial and Colonial Politics of Dracula
Landlords and Disputed Territories: Dracula and Irish Studies
Assertive Women and Gay Men: Gender Studies and Dracula
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