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American gothic [electronic resource] : new interventions in a national narrative / edited by Robert K. Martin & Eric Savoy.

Contributor(s): Martin, Robert K, 1941- | Savoy, Eric.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c1998Description: 1 online resource (xii, 265 p.) : ill.ISBN: 1587293021 (electronic bk.); 9781587293023 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American fiction -- History and criticism | Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States | Horror tales, American -- History and criticism | National characteristics, American, in literature | Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism | Women and literature -- United States | Race relations in literature | Narration (Rhetoric) | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General | Electronic booksGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: American gothic.DDC classification: 813/.0872909 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Face of the tenant : a theory of American gothic / Eric Savoy -- Nurture of the gothic, or how can a text be both popular and subversive? / William Veeder -- Dr. Frankenstein meets Dr. Freud / Maggie Kilgour -- Gothic import of Faulkner's "Black son" in Light in August / David R. Jarraway -- On Stephen King's phallus, or the postmodern gothic / Steven Bruhm -- Slavery and the gothic horror of Poe's "The black cat" / Lesley Ginsberg -- Haunted by Jim Crow : gothic fictions by Hawthorne and Faulkner / Robert K. Martin -- Looking into black skulls : American gothic, the revolutionary theatre, and Amiri Baraka's Dutchman / George Piggford -- Ecstasy of apprehension : the gothic pleasures of sentimental fiction / Marianne Noble -- Masochistic pleasures of the gothic : paternal incest in Alcott's "A marble woman" / Mary Chapman -- If a building is a sentence, so is a body : Kathy Acker and the postcolonial gothic / C. Jodey Castricano -- Making monsters, or serializing killers / Nicola Nixon -- Some stations of suburban gothic / Kim Ian Michasiw.
Summary: Drawing widely on contemporary theory—particularly revisionist views of Freud such as those offered by Lacan and Kristeva—this volume ranges from the well-known Gothic horrors of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to the popular fantasies of Stephen King and the postmodern visions of Kathy Acker. Special attention is paid to the issues of slavery and race in both black and white texts, including those by Ralph Ellison and William Faulkner. In the view of the editors and contributors, the Gothic is not so much a historical category as a mode of thought haunted by history, a par.
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Face of the tenant : a theory of American gothic / Eric Savoy -- Nurture of the gothic, or how can a text be both popular and subversive? / William Veeder -- Dr. Frankenstein meets Dr. Freud / Maggie Kilgour -- Gothic import of Faulkner's "Black son" in Light in August / David R. Jarraway -- On Stephen King's phallus, or the postmodern gothic / Steven Bruhm -- Slavery and the gothic horror of Poe's "The black cat" / Lesley Ginsberg -- Haunted by Jim Crow : gothic fictions by Hawthorne and Faulkner / Robert K. Martin -- Looking into black skulls : American gothic, the revolutionary theatre, and Amiri Baraka's Dutchman / George Piggford -- Ecstasy of apprehension : the gothic pleasures of sentimental fiction / Marianne Noble -- Masochistic pleasures of the gothic : paternal incest in Alcott's "A marble woman" / Mary Chapman -- If a building is a sentence, so is a body : Kathy Acker and the postcolonial gothic / C. Jodey Castricano -- Making monsters, or serializing killers / Nicola Nixon -- Some stations of suburban gothic / Kim Ian Michasiw.

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Drawing widely on contemporary theory—particularly revisionist views of Freud such as those offered by Lacan and Kristeva—this volume ranges from the well-known Gothic horrors of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to the popular fantasies of Stephen King and the postmodern visions of Kathy Acker. Special attention is paid to the issues of slavery and race in both black and white texts, including those by Ralph Ellison and William Faulkner. In the view of the editors and contributors, the Gothic is not so much a historical category as a mode of thought haunted by history, a par.

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