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The Resource American gothic : new interventions in a national narrative, edited by Robert K. Martin & Eric Savoy

American gothic : new interventions in a national narrative, edited by Robert K. Martin & Eric Savoy

Label
American gothic : new interventions in a national narrative
Title
American gothic
Title remainder
new interventions in a national narrative
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert K. Martin & Eric Savoy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 part of suburban life and the lifeblood of films such as The Exorcist and Fatal Attraction."--Publisher's description
  • In America as in Britain, the rise of the Gothic represented the other - the fearful shadows cast upon Enlightenment philosophies of common sense, democratic positivism, and optimistic futurity. Many critics have recognized the centrality of these shadows to American culture and self-identification. American Gothic, however, remaps the field by offering a series of revisionist essays associated with a common theme: the range and variety of Gothic manifestations in high and popular art from the roots of American culture to the present. 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 part of suburban life and the lifeblood of films such as The Exorcist and Fatal Attraction
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.0872909
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.G68
LC item number
A83 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Martin, Robert K.
  • Savoy, Eric
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • Horror tales, American
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Women and literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
Label
American gothic : new interventions in a national narrative, edited by Robert K. Martin & Eric Savoy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Face of the tenant : a theory of American gothic
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
37903461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780877456223
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97032722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
American gothic : new interventions in a national narrative, edited by Robert K. Martin & Eric Savoy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Face of the tenant : a theory of American gothic
  • 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
  • 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
Control code
37903461
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780877456223
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97032722
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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