Text Matters # 6


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Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (University of Lausanne, Switzerland)

Gothic Matters: Introduction

Agnieszka Łowczanin (University of Łódź)

The Monk by M. G. Lewis: Revolution, Religion and the Female Body

Kristen Lacefield (Texas Christian University)

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Guillotine, and Modern Ontological Anxiety

Monika Elbert (Montclair State University)

Haunting Transcendentalist Landscapes: EcoGothic Politics in Margaret Fuller’s Summer on the Lakes

 Karen E. Macfarlane (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Here Be Monsters: Imperialism, Knowledge and the Limits of Empire

Neil Forsyth (University of Lausanne)

The Tell-Tale Hand: Gothic Narratives and the Brain

Marie Rose B. Arong (University of the Philippines Cebu / University of New South Wales)

Nick Joaquin’s Cándido’s Apocalypse: Re-imagining the Gothic in a Postcolonial Philippines

John Armstrong (National Formosa University, Taiwan)

Gothic Matters of De-Composition: The Pastoral Dead in Contemporary American Fiction

Marie Liénard-Yeterian (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, France)

Gothic Trouble: Cormac McCarthy’s The Road and the Globalized Order

Glen Donnar (RMIT University)

“It’s not just a dream. There is a storm coming!”: Financial Crisis, Masculine Anxieties and Vulnerable Homes in American Film

Agata Łuksza (University of Warsaw)

Boy Melodrama: Genre Negotiations and Gender-Bending in the Supernatural Series

Corinna Lenhardt (University of Münster)

Wendigos, Eye Killers, Skinwalkers: The Myth of the American Indian Vampire and American Indian “Vampire” Myths

Justyna Stępień (Szczecin University)

Transgression of Postindustrial Dissonance and Excess: (Re)valuation of Gothicism in Jim Jarmusch’s Only Lovers Left Alive

Barry Murnane (University of Oxford)

In the Flesh and the Gothic Pharmacology of Everyday Life; or Into and Out of the Gothic




Małgorzata Dąbrowska (University of Łódź)

Images of Trebizond and the Pontos in Contemporary Literature in English with a Gothic Conclusion

Dorota Filipczak (University of Łódź)

Intertextual Illuminations: “The Lighthouse Keeper of Aspinwall” by Henryk Sienkiewicz in Malcolm Lowry’s “Through the Panama”

Agata G. Handley (University of Łódź)

On (Not) Being Milton: Tony Harrison’s Liminal Voice


Reviews and interviews


Tomasz Fisiak (University of Łódź)

Timeless Radcliffe: A Review of Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic

Wit Pietrzak (University of Łódź)

Yeats’s Genres and Tensions: A Review of Charles I. Armstrong’s Reframing Yeats: Genre, Allusion and History

Antoni Górny (University of Warsaw)

Review of Anna Pochmara’s The Making of the New Negro: Black Authorship, Masculinity, and Sexuality in the Harlem Renaissance


“Artful Exaggeration”: Krzysztof Majer (University of Łódź) Interviews Bill Gaston


Transcultural Theatre in the UK: Uilleam Blacker Talks to Joanna Kosmalska (University of Łódź)