William of Auvergne, Bishop of Paris from 1228 until 1249, is one of the major figures in the medieval history of learned magic and demonology.
This “history of magic books” might equally have been subtitled a “history of magic through books.” Not all forms of magic, obviously.
Reading Alan Moore’s works in relation to the Gothic tradition is like looking into the abyss: it is an overwhelming, profound, unsettling experience.
The book provides original readings of canonical Gothic literary and film texts including ‘The Castle of Otranto,’ ‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Dracula’ and ‘Nosferatu.’
‘The Gothic and the Carnivalesque in American Culture’ is an exploration of the carnivalesque in “American Gothic,” tracing its origins from Edgar Allan Poe.