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Gothic passages : racial ambiguity and the American gothic

Author: Justin D Edwards
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2003.
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This groundbreaking study analyzes the development of American gothic literature alongside nineteenth-century discourses of passing and racial ambiguity. By bringing together these areas of analysis, Justin Edwards considers the following questions. How are the categories of & ldquo;race & rdquo; and the rhetoric of racial difference tied to the language of gothicism? What can these discursive ties tell us about a  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Edwards, Justin D., 1970-
Gothic passages.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2003
(DLC) 2002066493
(OCoLC)49559013
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Justin D Edwards
ISBN: 1587294206 9781587294204
OCLC Number: 56109574
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxxiii, 145 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Hybrid bodies and gothic narratives in Poe's Pym --
Gothic travels in Melville's Benito Cereno --
Passing and abjection in William and Ellen Craft's Running a thousand miles for freedom --
The epistemology of the body; or, gothic secrets in Frances E.W. Harper's Iola Leroy --
Genetic atavism and the return of the repressed in William Dean Howell's An imperative duty --
The haunted house behind the cedars: Charles W. Chesnutt and the "white negro" --
Epilogue: twentieth-century gothicism and racial ambiguity.
Responsibility: Justin D. Edwards.
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"Gothic Passages" promises to shed new light onto studies of the gothic in American literature and is a valuable contribution to current investigations of passing and racial authenticity. Laura Read more...

 
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