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

Shaw, Katy (2011) (Dis)locations: Post-Industrial Gothic in David Peace's Red Riding Quartet. Review of Contemporary Fiction, 32 (3). ISSN 0276-0045

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Abstract

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: Article
Subjects: Q300 English studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 12 Mar 2018 15:40
Last Modified: 12 Mar 2018 15:40
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33698

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