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  1. Core Texts 6 items
    These are all essential reading for this module.
    1. Psycho - Robert Bloch 2013

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    2. American gothic: from Salem witchcraft to H.P. Lovecraft, an anthology - Charles L. Crow 2012

      Book Suggested for student purchase This will provide much of the reading for the first semester, as well as useful contexts and some critical commentary.

    3. The haunting of Hill House - Shirley Jackson 2013

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    4. The call of Cthulhu and other weird stories - H. P. Lovecraft, S. T. Joshi 2011

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    5. The shining - Stephen King 2011

      Book Suggested for student purchase

    6. In cold blood: a true account of a multiple murder and its consequences - Truman Capote 2002

      Book Suggested for student purchase

  2. Critical Reading 43 items
    These texts provide useful critical commentary. They will be ideal to consult when writing assessments and will generally compliment the lecture and seminar sessions.
    1. American gothic: new interventions in a national narrative - Robert K. Martin, Eric Savoy 2009, c1998

      Book Recommended

    2. Love and death in the American novel - Leslie Aaron Fiedler 1960

      Book Recommended

    3. Nightmare on Main Street: angels, sadomasochism, and the culture of Gothic - Mark Edmundson 1999

      Book Recommended

    4. American nightmares: the haunted house formula in American popular fiction - Dale Bailey c1999

      Book Recommended

    5. Gothic horror: a reader's guide from Poe to King and beyond - Clive Bloom 1998

      Book Recommended

    6. Flannery O'Connor - Harold Bloom 1986

      Book Recommended

    7. Gothic - Fred Botting 2014

      Book Background

    8. The return of the repressed: gothic horror from The Castle of Otranto to Alien - Valdine Clemens 1999

      Book Background

    9. Hawthorne: the critical heritage - J. Donald Crowley 1970

      Book Recommended

    10. American horror fiction: from Brockden Brown to Stephen King - Brian Docherty 1990

      Book Recommended

    11. The Flannery O'Connor companion - James A. Grimshaw 1981

      Book Recommended

    12. The Cambridge companion to gothic fiction - Jerrold E. Hogle 2002

      Book Background

    13. Murder most foul: the killer and the American Gothic imagination - Karen Halttunen 1998

      Book Recommended

    14. Haunting the house of fiction: feminist perspectives on ghost stories by American women - Lynette Carpenter, Wendy K. Kolmar 1991

      Book Recommended

    15. It came from the 1950s!: popular culture, popular anxieties - Darryl Jones, Elizabeth McCarthy, Bernice M. Murphy 2011

      Book Recommended

    16. The weird tale - S. T. Joshi 2003

      Book Recommended

    17. Landscape of fear: Stephen King's American gothic - Tony Magistrale, Marshall B Tymn c1988

      Book Recommended

    18. The Cambridge companion to Nathaniel Hawthorne - Richard H. Millington, Richard H. Millington 2004 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    19. Frontier gothic: terror and wonder at the frontier in American literature - David Mogen, Scott Sanders, Joanne B. Karpinski 1993

      Book Recommended

    20. The biology of horror: Gothic literature and film - Jack Morgan 2002

      Book Background

    21. Ambrose Bierce: alone in bad company - Roy Morris 1998 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    22. Gothic America: narrative, history, and nation - Teresa A. Goddu c1997

      Book Recommended

    23. The suburban gothic in American popular culture - Bernice M. Murphy 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    24. A companion to the Gothic - David Punter 2000

      Book Background

    25. A new companion to the gothic - David Punter 2012 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    26. The Gothic - David Punter, Glennis Byron 2004

      Book Background

    27. Modern gothic: a reader - Victor Sage, Allan Gardner Lloyd Smith 1996

      Book Background

    28. New critical essays on H.P. Lovecraft - David Simmons 2013

      Book Recommended

    29. Ecogothic - Andrew Smith, William Hughes 2013

      Book Recommended

    30. The Routledge companion to Gothic - Catherine Spooner, Emma McEvoy 2007

      Book Background

    31. The female gothic: new directions - Diana Wallace, Andrew Smith 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    32. Understanding Flannery O'Connor - Margaret Earley Whitt 1995

      Book Recommended

    33. Art of darkness: a poetics of Gothic - Anne Williams 2009 (electronic resource)

      Book Background

    34. The philosophy of horror - Thomas Richard Fahy c2010 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended

    35. Horror : a literary history - Xavier Reyes 2016

      Book Recommended