American Gothic: New Interventions in a National Narrative

American Gothic: New Interventions in a National Narrative

By: Eric Savoy (editor), Robert K. Martin (editor)Paperback

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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 part of suburban life and the lifeblood of films such as "The Exorcist" and "Fatal Attraction".

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About Author

Robert Martin is professor emeritus of English at the Universite de Montreal. Eric Savoy is professor of English at the Universite de Montreal.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/07/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781587293498
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 278
  • ID: 9781587293498
  • weight: 340
  • ISBN10: 1587293498

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