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The rural gothic in American popular culture : Backwoods horror and terror in the wilderness.

Author: Bernice M Murphy
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
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The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture argues that complex and often negative initial responses of early European settlers continue to influence American horror and gothic narratives to this day. The book undertakes a detailed analysis of key literary and filmic texts situated within consideration of specific contexts. From the very beginnings of an independent literary culture, the North American wilderness
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Bernice M Murphy
ISBN: 9781137353726 1137353724 9781349469727 1349469726
OCLC Number: 868638519
Notes: Bernice M. Murphy is Lecturer in Popular Literature at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Publications include The Suburban Gothic in American Popular Culture (2009), The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture (2013) and the collections Shirley Jackson: Essays on the Literary Legacy (2005) and (with Darryl Jones and Elizabeth McCarthy) It Came From the 1950s: Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties (2011).
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Epublication based on: 9781137353719, 2013.
Acknowledgements Introduction: We're Not Out of the Woods Yet 1. The Cabin in the Woods: Order versus Chaos in the 'New World' 2. 'We are But a Little Way in the Forest Yet': The Community in the Wilderness 3. 'Going Windigo': 'Civilisation' and 'Savagery' on the New Frontier 4. Backwoods Nightmares: The Rural Poor as Monstrous Other 5. 'Why Wouldn't the Wilderness Fight Us?' Eco-horror and the Apocalypse Notes Bibliography Filmography Index.
Description: 1 online resource (272 p.)
Contents: Acknowledgements Introduction: We're Not Out of the Woods Yet 1. The Cabin in the Woods: Order versus Chaos in the 'New World' 2. 'We are But a Little Way in the Forest Yet': The Community in the Wilderness 3. 'Going Windigo': 'Civilisation' and 'Savagery' on the New Frontier 4. Backwoods Nightmares: The Rural Poor as Monstrous Other 5. 'Why Wouldn't the Wilderness Fight Us?' Eco-horror and the Apocalypse Notes Bibliography Filmography Index

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