Franklin &  Marshall College Library

ENG 171: The Gothic Novel



Guide to the Gothic (Bibliography)
Ref Z5917 .G66 F7 1984

The English Gothic (Bibliography)
Ref Z2014 .H67 S66 1984


The Bedford Glossary of Critical...
Ref PN44.5 .M86

Literary Terms : a Dictionary
Ref PN44.5 .B334 1989

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
Ref PN41 .C67 1990

Encyclopedia of the Novel
Ref PN41 .E487

Literature and its Times
Ref PN 50 .L574 1997


A. General

Cambridge Guide to Fiction in English
Ref PR821 .O97 1998

British Novelists, 1660-180
Ref PN451 .D5 vol. 39

British Romantic Novelists, 1789-1832
Ref PN451 .D5 vol. 116

The Oxford Companion to English Literature
Ref PR19 .D73 1995

Reader's Guide to Literature in English
Ref PR85 .R42 1996

B. Women

The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English
Ref PR111 .C353 1999

An Encyclopedia of British Women Writers
Ref PR111 .E54 1998

A Dictionary of British and American Women Writers
Ref PR113 .D5 1985

IV. Supernatural/Horror

The Guide to Supernatural Fiction
Ref PN56.S8 B57 1983

Horror Literature
Ref Z5917 .H65 H67 1990

Reference Guide to Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror
Ref z5917 .S36 B87 1992


A. General

The Complete Film Dictionary
Ref PN1993.45 .K66 1997

The New Historical Dictionary of the American Film Industry
Ref PN1993.5.U6 S539 1998

Encyclopedia of European Cinema
Ref PN1993.5.E8 V56 1995b

The Film Encyclopedia
Ref PN1993.45 .K34 1994

Films by Genre
Ref PN1998 .L63 1993

B. Reviews and Journal Literature

The New York Times Film Reviews
Ref PN1995 .N4

Film Review Annual
Ref PN1995 .F463

Film Literature Index
Ref Z5784 .M9 F45

C. Literature as Film

The Encyclopedia of Novels into Film
Ref PN1997.85 .T54 1998

Film as Literature, Literature as Film
Ref Z5784.M9 R66

D. Horror

The A-Z of Horror
Ref PN1995.9.H6 M3245

The Encyclopedia of Horror Movies
Ref PN1995.9.H6 M5 1986

Fantastic Cinema Subject Guide
Ref PN1995.9.F36 S46

Horror in Silent Films
Ref PN1995.9.H6 K46 1995


Encyclopedia of Television
Ref PN1992.I8 M874 1997

Television Cartoon Shows
Ref PN1992.8.A59 E74 1995

Les Brown's Encyclopedia of Television
Ref PN1992.18 .B7 1992

The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows
Ref PN1992.18 .B68 1988


The World Encyclopedia of Comics
Ref PN6710 .W6 1999

The Encyclopedia of American Comics
Ref PN6725 .E64 1990

The World Encyclopedia of Cartoons
Ref NC1325 .W67 1980


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Topic/Research Question: How is the "gothic" represented in today's American literature?

Search Statement: gothic and contemporary and american and literature

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Horror tales, American--History and Criticism
Gothic revival (Literature)

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