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The Resource The Gothic other : racial and social constructions in the literary imagination, edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik and Douglas L. Howard

The Gothic other : racial and social constructions in the literary imagination, edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik and Douglas L. Howard

Label
The Gothic other : racial and social constructions in the literary imagination
Title
The Gothic other
Title remainder
racial and social constructions in the literary imagination
Statement of responsibility
edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik and Douglas L. Howard
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The literary use of the Gothic is marked by an anxious encounter with otherness, with the dark and mysterious unknown. From its earliest manifestations in the turbulent eighteenth century, this escapist mode has provided for authors a useful ground upon which to safely confront very real fears and horrors." "The essays here examine texts in which Gothic fear is relocated onto the figure of the racial and social Other - the Other who replaces the monster as the code for mystery and danger, the horrifying and the unknowable. The essays reveal that writers from many cannons and cultures are attracted to the Gothic as a ready medium for the expression of racial and social anxieties. The essays are grouped under such topics as race, religion, class, and centers of power."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1952-
  • 1966-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Anolik, Ruth Bienstock
  • Howard, Douglas L.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre)
  • American literature
  • Difference (Psychology) in literature
  • Horror tales
  • Social classes in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Fear in literature
Label
The Gothic other : racial and social constructions in the literary imagination, edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik and Douglas L. Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction : the dark unknown.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Demonizing the racial other, humanizing the self
  • 1.
  • White terror, black dreams : gothic constructions of race in the nineteenth century/
  • Eugenia DeLamotte
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Slavery and civic recovery : gothic interventions in Whitman and Weld/
  • Katherine Henry
  • p. 32
  • 3.
  • Cane : Jean Tomer's gothic black modernism/
  • Daphne Lamothe
  • p. 54
  • 4.
  • Mixed blood couples : monsters and miscegenation in U.S. horror cinema/
  • Steven Jay Schneider
  • p. 72
  • 5.
  • Diseased states, public minds : native American ghosts in early national literature/
  • Renee L. Bergland
  • p. 90
  • 6.
  • Yellow peril, dark hero : Fu Manchu and the "gothic bedevilment" of racist intent/
  • Karen Kingsbury
  • p. 104
  • 7.
  • return to the caves : E. M. Forster's gothic passage/
  • Douglas L. Howard
  • p. 120
  • Pt. II.
  • Demonizing the religious other, humanizing the self
  • 8.
  • Gothic routes, or the thrills of ethnography : Frances Calderon de la Barca's Life in Mexico/
  • Soledad Caballero
  • p. 143
  • 9.
  • infamous svengali : George Du Maurier's Satanic Jew/
  • Ruth Bienstock Anolik
  • p. 163
  • Pt. III.
  • Dark master, dark slave : class hatred and class fear
  • 10.
  • death of Zofloya; or, the Moor as epistemological limit/
  • Stephanie Burley
  • p. 197
  • 11.
  • "The vampyre" : romantic metaphysics and the aristocratic other/
  • Gavin Budge
  • p. 212
  • 12.
  • "Screaming while school was in session" : the construction of monstrosity in Stephen King's schoolhouse gothic/
  • Sherry R. Truffin
  • p. 236
  • Pt. IV.
  • When the self is the other : humanizing the other, demonizing the oppressor
  • 13.
  • cage of obscene birds : the myth of the southern garden in Frederick Douglass's My bondage and my freedom/
  • Joseph Bodziock
  • p. 251
  • 14.
  • Gothic in the Himalayas : Powell and Pressburger's Black narcissus/
  • John Stone
  • p. 264
  • Pt. V.
  • When the other is the self : deconstructing the categories
  • 15.
  • Defanging Dracula : the disappearing other in Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula/
  • Erik Marshall
  • p. 289
Control code
ocm55000345
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 310 p.
Isbn
9780786418589
Lccn
2004008618
Label
The Gothic other : racial and social constructions in the literary imagination, edited by Ruth Bienstock Anolik and Douglas L. Howard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
  • Introduction : the dark unknown.
  • p. 1
  • Pt. I.
  • Demonizing the racial other, humanizing the self
  • 1.
  • White terror, black dreams : gothic constructions of race in the nineteenth century/
  • Eugenia DeLamotte
  • p. 17
  • 2.
  • Slavery and civic recovery : gothic interventions in Whitman and Weld/
  • Katherine Henry
  • p. 32
  • 3.
  • Cane : Jean Tomer's gothic black modernism/
  • Daphne Lamothe
  • p. 54
  • 4.
  • Mixed blood couples : monsters and miscegenation in U.S. horror cinema/
  • Steven Jay Schneider
  • p. 72
  • 5.
  • Diseased states, public minds : native American ghosts in early national literature/
  • Renee L. Bergland
  • p. 90
  • 6.
  • Yellow peril, dark hero : Fu Manchu and the "gothic bedevilment" of racist intent/
  • Karen Kingsbury
  • p. 104
  • 7.
  • return to the caves : E. M. Forster's gothic passage/
  • Douglas L. Howard
  • p. 120
  • Pt. II.
  • Demonizing the religious other, humanizing the self
  • 8.
  • Gothic routes, or the thrills of ethnography : Frances Calderon de la Barca's Life in Mexico/
  • Soledad Caballero
  • p. 143
  • 9.
  • infamous svengali : George Du Maurier's Satanic Jew/
  • Ruth Bienstock Anolik
  • p. 163
  • Pt. III.
  • Dark master, dark slave : class hatred and class fear
  • 10.
  • death of Zofloya; or, the Moor as epistemological limit/
  • Stephanie Burley
  • p. 197
  • 11.
  • "The vampyre" : romantic metaphysics and the aristocratic other/
  • Gavin Budge
  • p. 212
  • 12.
  • "Screaming while school was in session" : the construction of monstrosity in Stephen King's schoolhouse gothic/
  • Sherry R. Truffin
  • p. 236
  • Pt. IV.
  • When the self is the other : humanizing the other, demonizing the oppressor
  • 13.
  • cage of obscene birds : the myth of the southern garden in Frederick Douglass's My bondage and my freedom/
  • Joseph Bodziock
  • p. 251
  • 14.
  • Gothic in the Himalayas : Powell and Pressburger's Black narcissus/
  • John Stone
  • p. 264
  • Pt. V.
  • When the other is the self : deconstructing the categories
  • 15.
  • Defanging Dracula : the disappearing other in Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula/
  • Erik Marshall
  • p. 289
Control code
ocm55000345
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 310 p.
Isbn
9780786418589
Lccn
2004008618

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