While academic experts may not find this excessively illuminating, this anthology offers a wide-ranging and useful overview of the current state of Gothic arts and critical fields. Articulating expressions of the Gothic mode transculturally and transmedially, the essays illuminate connections between aesthtics and politics, particularly the way in which the Gothic is metaphorically amenable to addressing neoliberal  and postcolonial states. Clearly written, with useful theoretical definitions illustrated by selected case studies, it would be a good choice for a special topics course on the subject, as well as enlightening the curious lay reader. Given its purpose and scope, it’s very well done.