About Dr. Frederick S. Frank

Education

  • BA Union College, Schenectady, New York, 1957.
  • MA Columbia University, 1959.
  • PhD Rutgers University, 1968.
  • MA Thesis: The Kierkegaardian Consciences of Several Ibsen Protagonists.
  • PhD Dissertation: Perverse Pilgrimage: The Role of the Gothic in the Works of Charles Brockden Brown, Edgar Allan Poe, and Nathaniel Hawthorne. Dissertation Abstracts 29 (1968): 1866A-67A.

Teaching Assignments

  • Teacher, Middleburg Central School, Middleburg, New York (1959-60)
  • Teaching Assistant, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey (1960-64)
  • Assistant Professor of English, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts (1964-70)
  • Professor of English, Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania (1970-1994)
  • Professor Emeritus of English, Allegheny College (1994- )

Book Chapters and Essays in Books Published

General Studies


FRANK, Frederick S. Guide to the Gothic III: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, 1994-2003. 2Vols. Lanham, MD, Toronto, Oxford: Scarecrow Press, 2005. [GGIV: 0000].
FRANK, Frederick S. Guide to The Gothic: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1984. [GGII: 0010].
FRANK, Frederick S. Montague Summers: A Bibliographical Portrait. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow Press, 1988. [GGII: 0013].
FRANK, Frederick S. and Anthony MAGISTRALE. The Poe Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1997. [GGIII: 3855]
FRANK, Frederick S. Introduction. St. Irvyne; or, The Rosicrucian and Zastrozzi; A Romance. Forward by A.J. Hartley. New York: Arno Press, 1977. ix-xxv. [GGI: 0678].
FRANK, Frederick S. Introduction. The Castle of Otranto and The Mysterious Mother. Peterborough, ON: Broadview Press, 2003. 11-55. [GGIV: 0000].
FRANK, Frederick S. Through the Pale Door: A Guide to and Through the American Gothic. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1990. [GGII: 0016].
FRANK, Frederick S. Gothic Fiction: A Masterlist of Criticism and Research. Westport, CT: Meckler, 1987.[GGII: 0012].
FRANK, Frederick S. Guide to the Gothic II: An Annotated Bibliography of Criticism, 1983-1993. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1995. [GGIII: 0043].
FRANK, Frederick S. The First Gothics: A Critical Guide to the English Gothic Novel. New York: Garland Publishing, 1987. [GGII: 0011].
FRANK, Frederick S., ed. Gothic Drama from Walpole to Shelley by Bertrand Evans. Lewiston, NY: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.
FRANK, Frederick S., Jack VOLLER, and Douglass THOMSON, eds. Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. [GGIII: 0045].

Books Published

General Studies


FRANK, Frederick S. “Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823).” Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide. Eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000. 349-60. [GGIII: 1037]
FRANK, Frederick S. “Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849)” (pp. 330-43). In Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. [GGIII: 3854]
FRANK, Frederick S. “Gothic Gold: The Sadleir-Black Gothic Collection.” Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture 26 (1998): 301-16 nine plates.
FRANK, Frederick S. “Horace Walpole (1717-1797).” Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide. Eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000. 437-448. [GGIII: 0664].
FRANK, Frederick S. “Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story” (211-216). In Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature. Ed. Keith Neilson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1983. [GGII: 0179].
FRANK, Frederick S. “Mary Shelley’s Other Fiction: A Bibliographical Census.” Iconoclastic Departures: Mary Shelley After Frankenstein. Essays in Honor of the Bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s Birth, eds. Syndy M. Conger, Frederick S. Frank, and Gregory O‘Dea. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1997. 309-64. [GGIII: 1734]
FRANK, Frederick S. “Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864).” Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 165-76. [GGIII: 3989]
FRANK, Frederick S. “Wilkie Collins (1824-1889).” Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002. 90-98. [GGIII: 2512]
FRANK, Frederick S. “François Guillaume Ducray-Duminil” (pp. 116-19). Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
FRANK, Frederick S. “François Thomas Marie de Baculard d’Arnaud” (pp. 48-52). Gothic Writers: A Criti-cal and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2000.
FRANK, Frederick S. “Illustrations from Early Gothic Novels: Explanatory Notes and Commentaries.” Gothic Fictions: Prohibition/Transgression. Ed. Kenneth W. Graham. New York: AMS Press, 1989. 270-287. [GGII: 0074].
FRANK, Frederick S. “Izumi Kyoka.” Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
FRANK, Frederick S. “The Early and Later Gothic Traditions, 1762-1896.” Fantasy and Horror: A Critical and Historical Guide to Literature, Illustration, Film, TV, Radio, and the Internet. Ed. Neil Barron. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press, 1999. 5-44. [GGIII: 0044].
FRANK, Frederick S. “The Early Gothic, 1762-1824.” Horror Literature: A Reader’s Guide. New York: Garland Publishing, 1990. 3-57. [GGII: 0017].
FRANK, Frederick S. “The Gothic Romance: 1762-1820.” Horror Literature: A Core Collection and Reference Guide. New York: R.R. Bowker, 1981. 3-175. [GGI: 0016].
FRANK, Frederick S. “Ueda Akinari.” Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
FRANK, Frederick S. “Vladimir Fyodorovich Odoevsky” (pp. 321-29). In Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bib-liographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson, Jack G. Voller, and Frederick S. Frank. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2002.
FRANK, Frederick S. “William Beckford’s Vathek: An Arabian Tale” (2023-2027). In Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature, ed. Keith Neilson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1983.[GGII: 0211].
FRANK, Frederick. “A Checklist of Vathek Criticism.” Vathek and the Escape from Time: Bicentenary Revaluations, ed. Kenneth W. Graham. New York: AMS Press, 1990. 247-268. [GGII: 0213].
FRANK, Frederick. “The Gothic Vathek: The Problem of Genre Resolved” (157-172). In Vathek and the Escape from Time: Bicentenary Revaluations, ed. Kenneth W. Graham. New York: AMS Press, 1990. [GGII: 0212].
FRANK. Frederick S. “Charles Brockden Brown’s Wieland; or. The Transformation.” (pp. 2126-31). In Survey of Modern Fantasy Literature, ed. Keith Neilson. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Salem Press, 1983.
FRANK. Frederick S. “George Lippard” (pp. 261-69). In Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson. Jack G. Voller. and Frederick S. Frank. Westport. CT: Greenwood Press. 2002.
FRANK. Frederick S. “Gothic Chapbooks. Bluebooks. and Short Stories in the Magazines” (pp. 133-46). In Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass H. Thomson. Jack G. Voller. and Frederick S. Frank. Westport. CT: Greenwood Press. 2
FRANK. Frederick. “Gothic Drama” (pp. 147-64). In Gothic Writers: A Critical and Bibliographical Guide, eds. Douglass S. Thomson. Jack G. Voller. and Frederick S. Frank. Westport. CT: Greenwood Press. 2002.

Journal Articles Published

General Studies


FRANK, Frederick S. “The Monk: A Bicentenary Bibliography.” Romanticism on the Net. 8 (November, 1997): 14 Mar 1998). [GGIII: 1328]
FRANK, Frederick S. “A Bibliography of Writings About Ann Radcliffe.” Extrapolation: A Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy 17 (1975): 54-62. [GGI: 0418].
FRANK, Frederick S. “M.G. Lewis’s The Monk After Two Hundred Years, 1796-1996: A Bicentenary Bibliography.” Bulletin of Bibliography 52 (1995); 241-60. [GGIII: 1326]
FRANK, Frederick S. “The Aqua-Gothic Voyage of ‘A Descent into the Mælström.’” American Transcendental Quarterly 29 (1976): 85-93. [GGI: 1549].
FRANK, Frederick S. “The Gothic Novel: A Check List of Modern Criticism.” Bulletin of Bibliography 30 (1973): 45-54.[GGI: 0011].
FRANK, Frederick S . “Neighborhood Gothic: Poe’s ‘Tell-Tale Heart.’” Sphinx: A Magazine of Literature and Society 3.4 (1981): 53-60. [GGI: 1552] .
FRANK, Frederick S . “Poe’s Gothicism: An Analytic Bibliography.” The Sphinx: A Magazine of Literature and Society (University of Regina) 4.4 (1985): 227-301. [GGII: 0940] .
FRANK, Frederick S . “Poe’s House of the Seven Gothics: The Fall of the Narrator in ‘The Fall of the House of Usher.’” Orbis Litterarum: international Review of Literary Studies 34 (1979): 331-251. [GGI: 1550] .
FRANK, Frederick S . “Polarized Gothic: An Annotated Bibliography of Poe’s Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.” Bulletin of Bibliography 38 (1981): 117-127. [GGI: 1553] .
FRANK, Frederick S . “The Gothic at Absolute Zero: The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.” Extrapolation 21 (1980): 21-30. [GGI: 1551] .
FRANK, Frederick S . Introduction. Special Poe Issue of The Sphinx: A Magazine of Literature and Society. (University of Regina) 4.4 (1985): 223-225. [GGII: 09-39] .
FRANK, Frederick S. “The Masks of Summers.” The Scriblerian and the Kit-Kats 23 (1990): 1-5. [GGII: 0015].
FRANK, Frederick S. “Coleridge in Germany.” Revue des Langues Vivantes 39 (1973): 45-54.
FRANK, Frederick S. “The Cool Web of Memory: An Initiatory Reading of Robert Graves’s Good-Bye To All That.” Focus on Robert Graves 5 (1976): 74-82.
FRANK, Frederick S. “The Demon and the Thunderstorm: Byron and Madame de Stäel.” Revue de Littérature Comparée 43 (1969): 320-43.
FRANK, Frederick S. “The Two Taines of Henry James.” Revue de Littérature Comparée 45 (1971): 350-65.
FRANK, Frederick S., Gary W. CRAWFORD, Benjamin Franklin FISHER IV.“The 1978 Bibliography of Gothic Studies.” Gothic: The Review of Supernatural Horror Fiction 1 (1979): 65-67.[GGI: 0014].
FRANK, Frederick S., Gary W. CRAWFORD, Benjamin Franklin FISHER IV.“The 1979 Bibliography of Gothic Studies.” Gothic: The Review of Supernatural Horror Fiction 2 (1980): 48-52. [GGI: 0015].
FRANK. Frederick S. “From Boudoir to Castle Crypt: Richardson and the Gothic Novel.” Revue des Langues Vivantes 41 (1975): 49-59.
FRANK. Frederick S. “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A Register of Research.” Bulletin of Bibliography 40 (1983): 163-88.
FRANK. Frederick S. “Montague Summers: A Bibliographical Portrait.” Bulletin of Bibliography 45 (1988): 167-78.
FRANK. Frederick S. “Proto-Gothicism: The Infernal Iconography of Walpole’s Castle of Otranto.” Orbis Litterarum 41 (1986): 307-30.
FRANK. Frederick S. ed. “Introduction” to Special Issue on Matthew Gregory Lewis’s Monk. Romanticism on the Net. vol. 8 (November 1997): 14 March 1998. No Pagination.

Last Conference Paper Delivered

“A Concordance of Bosoms: Reconstructing Lewis’s Monk,” February 2004, Open Forum on the Gothic, Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Santa Fé, New Mexico.

Forthcoming

“A Concordance of Bosoms: Reconstructing Lewis's Monk” to be published in the journal 1650-1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Modern Era (AMS Press).

Work in Progress

A re-edition of Bertrand Evans's landmark history of Gothic theater, Gothic Drama from Walpole to Shelley (University of California Press, 1947) now published by Edwin Mellen Press. The book has a new introduction, a preface by an important scholar in the field, an updated appendix of Gothic plays and performance dates, and updated and expanded bibliographies. Work published in 2006.

A new edition of Edgar Allan Poe's Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym for the Broadview Press with notes, introduction, bibliography, and illustrations. Co-edited with Professor Diane Long Hoeveler of Marquette University. Forthcoming in 2008.