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American Gothic CultureAn Edinburgh Companion$
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Jason Haslam and Joel Faflak

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9781474401616

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2018

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.001.0001

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American Gothic Television

American Gothic Television

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(p.129) Chapter 7 American Gothic Television
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American Gothic Culture
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Julia M. Wright

Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0008

Examining works from the full history of American television, this chapter focuses on three aspects of American gothic television: first, the entwined relationship between realism and the gothic in early television; second, the focus of gothic series on probable characters in improbable situations; and, finally, the division of gothic television into conventional dramatic domestic and workplace forms, and their challenge to that dramatic division.

Keywords:   Gothic, Television, Realism

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