(Dis)locations: Post-Industrial Gothic in David Peace's Red Riding Quartet

Shaw, Katy (2012) (Dis)locations: Post-Industrial Gothic in David Peace's Red Riding Quartet The Review of Contemporary Fiction, 32 (3).

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This article explores how and why Peace’s Red Riding Quartet represents the North of England as both a place apart from the rest of the UK and the logical representation of its Gothic underside during the 1970s and 80s. Together, the four novels represent an effective no-man’s land, a Yorkshire in transition and in dispute. Re-inscribing fresh meanings on an area historically defined by associations with the Brontës, the industrial revolution and heavy industry, the Quartet establishes a new post-industrial ‘mythology of the North’.

Item Type:Journal article
Uncontrolled Keywords:David Peace; Gothic; Post-Industrial; Contemporary Novel; English Literature; Miners' Strike
Subjects:Q000 Languages and Literature - Linguistics and related subjects > Q200 Comparative Literary studies
Faculties:Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities
ID Code:8370
Deposited By:Katy Shaw
Deposited On:25 Mar 2011 08:46
Last Modified:22 Aug 2013 14:30

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