The New Urban Gothic

Global Gothic in the Age of the Anthropocene

  • Holly-Gale Millette
  • Ruth Heholt

Part of the Palgrave Gothic book series (PAGO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Holly-Gale Millette
    Pages 1-18
  3. Urban Gothic: Identities and Histories

  4. Urban Gothic: Ruin and Residue in the Anthropocene

  5. Global Gothic: Decentring the Urban Gothic

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 251-253

About this book


This collection explores global dystopic, grotesque and retold narratives of degeneration, ecological and economic ruin, dystopia, and inequality in contemporary fictions set in the urban space. Divided into three sections—Identities and Histories, Ruin and Residue, and Global Gothic—The New Urban Gothic explores our anxieties and preoccupation with social inequalities, precarity and the peripheral that are found in so many new fictions across various media. Focusing on non-canonical Gothic global cities, this distinctive collection discusses urban centres in England’s Black Country, Moscow, Detroit, Seoul, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, Dehli, Srinigar, Shanghai and Barcelona as well as cities of the imaginary, the digital and the animated. This book will appeal to anyone interested in the intersections of time, place, space and media in contemporary Gothic Studies. The New Urban Gothic casts reflections and shadows on the age of the Anthropocene.


Urban Gothic Modern Gothic Anthropocene Gothic City Ecology Grotesque

Editors and affiliations

  • Holly-Gale Millette
    • 1
  • Ruth Heholt
    • 2
  1. 1.Winchester School of ArtUniversity of SouthamptonWinchesterUK
  2. 2.School of Writing and JournalismFalmouth UniversityCornwallUK

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