Spanish Gothic

National Identity, Collaboration and Cultural Adaptation

  • Xavier Aldana Reyes

Part of the Palgrave Gothic book series (PAGO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. First Wave Gothic (1785–1834)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Xavier Aldana Reyes
      Pages 41-62
    3. Xavier Aldana Reyes
      Pages 63-83
  3. From Romanticism to the Fin-de-siècle (1834–1900)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    2. Xavier Aldana Reyes
      Pages 87-107
  4. Modern and Contemporary Gothic Literature (1900–2016)

  5. Spanish Gothic Cinema (1906–2016)

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 235-241

About this book


This book presents the first English introduction to the broad history of the Gothic mode in Spain. It focuses on key literary periods, such as Romanticism, the fin-de-siècle, spiritualist writings of the early-twentieth century, and the cinematic and literary booms of the 1970s and 2000s. With illustrative case studies, Aldana Reyes demonstrates how the Gothic mode has been a permanent yet ever-shifting fixture of the literary and cinematic landscape of Spain since the late-eighteenth century. He proposes that writers and filmmakers alike welcomed the Gothic as a liberating and transgressive artistic language.


Transnational Translation Fantastic artistic language Spanish writers Spanish filmmakers eighteenth century Romanticism spiritualist writings Fin de siècle

Authors and affiliations

  • Xavier Aldana Reyes
    • 1
  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUnited Kingdom

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