A Model of the Lit. Search Assignment
Below is a lit. search created by a student in a previous ENGL 4887 course. Notice how she has observed the various niceties of bibliographic presentation. Her list is prepared in close consultation with the MLA Handbook and therefore it is alphabetized, uses hanging indents (so the authors’ names are prominent against the left margin), and punctuates all entries correctly. More importantly, her list is narrowly focused on her research question and includes a nice balance between books, websites, and professional periodicals. This is a list that will assist this student in digging deeply into the scholarship on her area of interest.
Abrams, M.H., and Jack Stillinger, Ed. The Norton Anthology of English Literature: The Romantic Period. 7th
Ed. New York: W.W. Norton, 2000.
Byron, Lord. “Manfred.” The Literary Gothic. 13 July 2005. http://www.litgothic.com/Texts/manfred.html.
1 Nov. 2005.
Cooper, Andrew M. “Who’s Afraid of the Mastiff Bitch? Gothic Parody and Original Sin in Christabel.”
Critical Essays on Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Ed. Leonard Orr. New York, NY: Hall, 1994.
Davis, G. Todd. “Bloodsucking Byron.” Prism(s): Essays in Romanticism 12 (2004): 7-38.
Dramin, Edward. “‘Amid the Jagged Shadows’: Christabel and the Gothic Tradition.” Wordsworth Circle 13.4
Ehrstine, John W. “Byron and the Metaphysic of Self-Destruction.” The Gothic Imagination: Essays in Dark
Romanticism. Ed. G.R. Thompson. Pullman, WA: Washington SUP, 1974: 94-108.
Franklin, Caroline. “Prelude: Byron’s Gothic Heritage.” Byron: A Literary Life. New York: St. Martin’s Press,
Gamer, Michael. Romanticism and the Gothic: Genre, Reception, and Canon Formation. Cambridge, UK:
Cambridge UP, 2000.
“Gothic Bodies: The Politics of Pain in Romantic Fiction.” Keats-Shelley Journal: Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hunt,
and their Circles 45 (1996): 216-18.
Hall, Spencer. “‘Beyond the Realms of Dream’: Gothic, Romantic, and Poetic Identity in Shelley’s Alastor.”
Gothic Studies 3:1 (2001): 8-14.
Halliburton, David G. “Shelley’s ‘Gothic’ Novels.” Keats-Shelley Journal: Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hunt, and
Their Circles 16 (1967): 39-49.
Hogle, Jerrold E. “Shelley’s Fiction: The Stream of Fate.” Keats-Shelley Journal: Keats, Shelley, Byron, Hunt,
and Their Circles 30 (1981):78-99.
Hogle, Jerrold E. “Romanticism and the ‘New Gothic’: An Introduction.” Gothic Studies 3:1 (2001): 1-7.
---. “The Gothic Ghost as Counterfeit and Its Haunting of Romanticism: The Case of ‘Frost at Midnight.’”
European Romantic Review 9.2 (1998): 283-92.
Letellier, Robert Ignatius. “Shelley and the Gothic Tradition.” Shelley 1792-1992. Ed. James Hogg. Salzburg,
Austria: Mellen, 1993: 83-96.
Lloyd, Thomas. “The Gothic Coleridge.” The Fountain of Light: Studies in Romanticism and Religion in Honor
of John. L. Mahoney. Ed. J. Robert Barth. New York: Fordham UP, 2002.
Longueil, A.E. “Gothic Romance, Its Influence on the Romantic Poets Wordsworth, Keats, Coleridge, Byron and
Shelley.” “The Sickly Taper.” http://www.pagedepot.com/thesicklytaper/romantic%poets-GGIII.htm.)
MacDonald, D.L. “Incest, Narcissism, and Demonality in Byron’s Manfred.” Mosaic: A Journal for the
Interdisciplinary Study of Literature 25.2 (1992): 25-38.
Martin, Sara. “Gothic Scholars Don’t Wear Black: Gothic Studies and Gothic Subcultures.” Gothic Studies 4:1
Michasiw, Kim Ian. “Haunting the Unremembered World: Shelley’s Gothic Practice.” Gothic Fictions:
Prohibition/Transgression. Ed. Graham, Kenneth. New York, NY: AMS, 1989: 199-225
Miles, Robert. Gothic Writing 1750-1820: A Genealogy. 2nd ed. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2002.
Mishra, Vijay. The Gothic Sublime. Albany, NY: SU New York P, 1994.
Mudge, Bradford K. “‘Excited by Trick’: Coleridge and the Gothic Imagination.” Wordsworth Circle 22.3
Murphy, John V. The Dark Angel: Gothic Elements in Shelley’s Works. London: Associated UP, 1975.
Roberts, Adam. “Coleridge’s Ancient Mariner and Mrs. Radcliffe’s Mariner.” Notes and Queries 42.2 (1995):
Shelley , Percy Bysshe. Zastrozzi: A Romance; St. Irvyne, or The Rosicrucian: A Romance. Ed. Stephen C.
Behrendt. New York: Oxford UP, 1986.
Spector, Robert D. The English Gothic: A Bibliographic Guide to Writers from Horace Walpole to Mary
Shelley. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1984.
Thomson, Douglass. “Gothic Literature: What the Romantic Writers Read.”
http://www.georgiasouthern.edu/~dougt/gothic.htm (29 Oct. 2005).
Voller, Jack G. and Douglass Thomson. Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide. Westport, CT:
Whatley, John. “Romantic and Enlightened Eyes in the Gothic Novels of Percy Bysshe Shelley.” Gothic Studies
1:2 (1999): 201-221.