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A companion to American gothic

Charles L. Crow (Editor)
Publisher Description (unedited publisher data) A Companion to American Gothic features a collection of original essays that explore America's gothic literary tradition. The largest collection of essays in the field of American Gothic Contributions from a wide variety of scholars from around the world The most complete coverage of theory, major authors, popular culture and non-print media available
Print Book, English, 2014
Wiley Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex, 2014
xxii, 587 pages ; 25 cm.
9780470671870, 0470671874
Part I Theorizing American Gothic
1 The Progress of Theory and the Study of the American Gothic / Jerrold E. Hogle
2 Gothic, Theory, Dream / David Punter 3 American Ruins and the Ghost Town Syndrome / Martin Prochazka
4 American Monsters / Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
5 Creation Anxiety in Gothic Metafiction: The Dark Half and Lunar Park / Sherry R. Truffin
Part II Origins of American Gothic
6 The African American Slave Narrative and the Gothic / Teresa A. Goddu
7 Indian Captivity Narratives and the Origins of American Frontier Gothic / Matthew Wynn Sivils
8 Early American Gothic Drama / Benjamin F. Fisher
9 Charles Brockden Brown: Godfather of the American Gothic / Carol Margaret Davison
10 George Lippard and the Rise of the Urban Gothic / Chad Luck
Part III Classic American Gothic and Its Legacies
11 New England Gothic / Faye Ringel
12 Descendentalism and the Dark Romantics: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville, and the Subversion of American Transcendentalism / Ted Billy
13 "Gigantic Paradox, Too ... Monstrous for Solution": Nightmarish Democracy and the Schoolhouse Gothic from "William Wilson" to The Secret History / Sherry R. Truffin
14 The Fall of the House, from Poe to Percy: The Evolution of an Enduring Gothic Convention / William Moss
15 Henry James's Ghosts / Andrew Smith
16 A Sisterhood of Sleuths: The Gothic Heroine, the Girl Detective, and Their Readers / Lynette Carpenter
17 They Are Legend: The Popular American Gothic of Ambrose Bierce and Richard Matheson / Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Part IV American Gothic and Race
18 Is There an Indigenous Gothic? / Michelle Burnham
19 Gothic Transgressions: Charles W. Chesnutt, Conjure, and the Law / Justin D. Edwards
20 Undead Identities: Asian American Literature and the Gothic / Andrew Hock Soon Ng
Part V Gothic Modern and Postmodern
21 I Am Providence: H.P. Lovecraft / Faye Ringel
22 Awful Mystery: Flannery O'Connor as Gothic Artist / Chad Rohman
23 Not a Refuge Yet: Shirley Jackson's Domestic Hauntings / Dara Downey
24 The Strange Case of Joyce Carol Oates / Gavin Cologne-Brookes
25 "Identical Boxes Spreading like Gangrene": Defining the Suburban Gothic / Bernice M. Murphy
26 The Cold War Gothic Poetry of Sylvia Plath / Kathleen L. Nichols. 27 Sexuality and the Twentieth-Century American Vampire / William Hughes
28 Why Stephen King Still Matters / Tony Magistrale
29 The Ghost of the Counterfeit Child / Steven Bruhm
30 Toni Morrison's Gothic: Headless Brides and Haunted Communes / Maisha L. Wester
31 When the Blood Trail Comes Full Circle: Cormac McCarthy's Gothic of Guilt / Ronja Vieth
32 Becoming-Girl/Becoming-Fly/Becoming-Imperceptible: Gothic Posthumanism in Lynda Barry's Cruddy: An Illustrated Novel / Ellen E. Berry
33 Gothic Self-Fashioning in Gibson's Novels: Nature, Culture, Identity, Improvisation, and Cyberspace / John Whatley
34 Contemporary Women's Gothic: From Lost Souls to Twilight / Gina Wisker
35 Apocalyptic Gothic / Arthur Redding
Part VI Gothic in Other Media
36 The Darkest Nightmares Imaginable: Gothic Audio Drama from Radio to the Internet / Richard J. Hand
37 Film Noir and the Gothic / David Fine
38 The American Dream/The American Nightmare: American Gothic on the Small Screen / Carol Margaret Davison
39 Digital Games and the American Gothic: Investigating Gothic Game Grammar / Tanya Krzywinska
Part VII American Gothic and World Gothic
40 Self-Fragmentation, Diseased Landscapes, and other Enigmatic Engagements: American Gothic and the Literatures of East and Southeast Asia / Andrew Hock Soon Ng
41 Fluid Bodies: Gothic Transmutations in Carlos Fuentes' Fiction / Antonio Alcala Gonzalez
Let a New Gender In? American Responses to Contemporary Scandinavian Gothicism / Carol Siegel