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Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic

Corstorphine, Kevin



Sorcha Ni Fhlainn

Bernice M. Murphy


This chapter is a survey of the evolution of weird fiction and how it relates to the Gothic in the twentieth century. It argues for an understanding of the mode in terms of its blending of genres and resistance to categorisation, emphasising publication history and marketing over generic convention.


Corstorphine, K. (in press). Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic. In S. Ni Fhlainn, & B. M. Murphy (Eds.), Twentieth-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

Acceptance Date Oct 27, 2021
Online Publication Date Jun 1, 2022
Deposit Date Dec 16, 2021
Publicly Available Date Jun 2, 2025
Publisher Edinburgh University Press
Series Title Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic
Book Title Twentieth-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion
Chapter Number 2
ISBN 9781474490122
Keywords Gothic; Weird; Horror
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