Gothic and young adult literature

Werewolves, vampires, monsters, rebellion, broken hearts and true romance

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

Abstract

Young Adult (YA) Gothic fiction is contradictory, just like the teenage years. It is, on the one hand, deeply disturbing, as is all good Gothic writing, and also often, in its intent and achievement, deeply conservative and confirmatory. YA Gothic raises a number of issues which are central to Young Adult literature in general, and also to the Gothic. At the core is the radical, creative, troublesome spirit of much Gothic, aligned with the disturbance and questioning of that equally troublesome teenage period in our lives. In some of its darker moments, YA Gothic pitches rationalism against the forces of religion, dealing with free will, identity and self-determination, damnation or redemption.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGothic and the Arts
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Chapter27
Pages378-395
ISBN (Print)9781474432351
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019

Fingerprint

Gothic
Vampires
Werewolf
Young Adult Literature
Romance
Rebellion
Young Adults
Contradictory
Rationalism
Gothic Fiction
Questioning
Religion
Free Will
Self-determination
Redemption
Damnation

Keywords

  • Gothic
  • vampre
  • Young adult
  • literature

Cite this

Wisker, G. (2019). Gothic and young adult literature: Werewolves, vampires, monsters, rebellion, broken hearts and true romance. In Gothic and the Arts (pp. 378-395). Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Wisker, Gina. / Gothic and young adult literature : Werewolves, vampires, monsters, rebellion, broken hearts and true romance. Gothic and the Arts . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2019. pp. 378-395
@inbook{8f33d7ce6eb04535b57a36dd5cf05a90,
title = "Gothic and young adult literature: Werewolves, vampires, monsters, rebellion, broken hearts and true romance",
abstract = "Young Adult (YA) Gothic fiction is contradictory, just like the teenage years. It is, on the one hand, deeply disturbing, as is all good Gothic writing, and also often, in its intent and achievement, deeply conservative and confirmatory. YA Gothic raises a number of issues which are central to Young Adult literature in general, and also to the Gothic. At the core is the radical, creative, troublesome spirit of much Gothic, aligned with the disturbance and questioning of that equally troublesome teenage period in our lives. In some of its darker moments, YA Gothic pitches rationalism against the forces of religion, dealing with free will, identity and self-determination, damnation or redemption.",
keywords = "Gothic, vampre, Young adult, literature",
author = "Gina Wisker",
year = "2019",
month = "8",
day = "1",
language = "English",
isbn = "9781474432351",
pages = "378--395",
booktitle = "Gothic and the Arts",
publisher = "Edinburgh University Press",

}

Wisker, G 2019, Gothic and young adult literature: Werewolves, vampires, monsters, rebellion, broken hearts and true romance. in Gothic and the Arts . Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh, pp. 378-395.

Gothic and young adult literature : Werewolves, vampires, monsters, rebellion, broken hearts and true romance. / Wisker, Gina.

Gothic and the Arts . Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, 2019. p. 378-395.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBNChapterResearchpeer-review

TY - CHAP

T1 - Gothic and young adult literature

T2 - Werewolves, vampires, monsters, rebellion, broken hearts and true romance

AU - Wisker, Gina

PY - 2019/8/1

Y1 - 2019/8/1

N2 - Young Adult (YA) Gothic fiction is contradictory, just like the teenage years. It is, on the one hand, deeply disturbing, as is all good Gothic writing, and also often, in its intent and achievement, deeply conservative and confirmatory. YA Gothic raises a number of issues which are central to Young Adult literature in general, and also to the Gothic. At the core is the radical, creative, troublesome spirit of much Gothic, aligned with the disturbance and questioning of that equally troublesome teenage period in our lives. In some of its darker moments, YA Gothic pitches rationalism against the forces of religion, dealing with free will, identity and self-determination, damnation or redemption.

AB - Young Adult (YA) Gothic fiction is contradictory, just like the teenage years. It is, on the one hand, deeply disturbing, as is all good Gothic writing, and also often, in its intent and achievement, deeply conservative and confirmatory. YA Gothic raises a number of issues which are central to Young Adult literature in general, and also to the Gothic. At the core is the radical, creative, troublesome spirit of much Gothic, aligned with the disturbance and questioning of that equally troublesome teenage period in our lives. In some of its darker moments, YA Gothic pitches rationalism against the forces of religion, dealing with free will, identity and self-determination, damnation or redemption.

KW - Gothic

KW - vampre

KW - Young adult

KW - literature

M3 - Chapter

SN - 9781474432351

SP - 378

EP - 395

BT - Gothic and the Arts

PB - Edinburgh University Press

CY - Edinburgh

ER -

Wisker G. Gothic and young adult literature: Werewolves, vampires, monsters, rebellion, broken hearts and true romance. In Gothic and the Arts . Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. 2019. p. 378-395