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American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Jason Haslam and Joel Faflak

Abstract

This Companion surveys the traditions and conventions of the dark side of American culture - its repressed memories, its anxieties and panics, its fears and horrors, its obsessions and paranoias. Featuring new critical essays by established and emerging academics from a range of national backgrounds, this collection offers new discussions and analyses of canonical and lesser-known literary and other works. Its scope ranges from the earliest manifestations of American Gothic traditions in frontier narratives and colonial myths, to its recent responses to contemporary global events. Moving from ... More

Keywords: Gothic, American Studies, Gothic literature, Gothic film, Gothic television, Gothic art, Video games

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9781474401616
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jason Haslam, editor
Dalhousie University

Joel Faflak, author
University of Western Ontario

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