Gothic and Racism
174 pages, 6 x 9
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Release Date:17 Aug 2015
ISBN:9780993995149
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Release Date:01 Mar 2019
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Gothic and Racism

Universitas Press

Collection of essays exploring the link between Gothic and racism. Gothic is a culture of alterity: it explores the Other and it posits itself as an Other. It found its roots in the concerted efforts of 18th-century authors who longed for the simple and exciting plotlines of medieval romances. At the same time, they were careful to populate other countries and/or other eras with ghosts, vampires, and monstrous villains. More recently, Gothic studies have flourished alongside a plethora of Gothic fiction, movies, and TV shows. These new works employ the genre's conventional themes and cast of characters, while adding new features for new audiences.

 

Collection of essays exploring the link between Gothic and racism. Gothic is a culture of alterity: it explores the Other and it posits itself as an Other. It found its roots in the concerted efforts of 18th- century authors who longed for the simple and exciting plotlines of medieval romances. At the same time, they were careful to populate other countries and/or other eras with ghosts, vampires, and monstrous villains. More recently, Gothic studies have flourished alongside a plethora of Gothic fiction, movies, and TV shows. These new works employ the genre's conven- tional themes and cast of characters, while adding new features for new audiences.

Gothic Horror and Racial Infection in Bram Stoker’s Dracula / Avishek Parui

Abramovitch’s The Mare: Russian Imperialism and the Yiddish Gothic Novel / Meital Orr

Strange Gods, Monstrous Aliens, and the Ignoble Savage: Racism and the Self/Other Dichotomy in the Gothic Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft / Joanna Wilson

The Appropriation of the Gothic in Charlaine Harris’ Dead until Dark / Jessica E. Birch

Bigger Faustus: The Purpose of Diabolism in Richard Wright’s Native Son / Mark Henderson

Women of Colour in Queer(ed) Space: Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Fall on Your Knees / Monalesia Earle

Return of the Slaveholding Repressed Past in Three Horror Films: Chloe, Love is Calling You (1934), Poor Pretty Eddie (1975), and White Dog (1982) / Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni, Mariana Zarate, and Patricia Vazquez

A House Divided: Post-Imperial Gothic in American Horror Story: Murder House (Fox TV, 2011) / Lance Hanson

Forever beyond the Forrest: Dracula and the Neo-Victorian Editors / Cristina Artenie

Mutiny Memorial: Imperial Gothic in Victorian Delhi / Ipshita Nath and Anubhav Pradhan

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