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Read and Download Susan Castillo Street book The Palgrave Handbook of the Southern Gothic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Palgrave Handbook of the Southern Gothic. This book was released on 2016-07-26 with total page 505 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines ‘Southern Gothic’ - a term that describes some of the finest works of the American Imagination. But what do ‘Southern’ and ‘Gothic’ mean, and how are they related? Traditionally seen as drawing on the tragedy of slavery and loss, ‘Southern Gothic’ is now a richer, more complex subject. Thirty-five distinguished scholars explore the Southern Gothic, under the categories of Poe and his Legacy; Space and Place; Race; Gender and Sexuality; and Monsters and Voodoo. The essays examine slavery and the laws that supported it, and stories of slaves who rebelled and those who escaped. Also present are the often-neglected issues of the Native American presence in the South, socioeconomic class, the distinctions among the several regions of the South, same-sex relationships, and norms of gendered behaviour. This handbook covers not only iconic figures of Southern literature but also other less well-known writers, and examines gothic imagery in film and in contemporary television programmes such as True Blood and True Detective.

Download The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic PDF

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ISBN 13: 3030331369
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Read and Download Clive Bloom book The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic. This book was released on 2020-07-10 with total page 1216 pages. Book excerpt: “Simply put, there is absolutely nothing on the market with the range of ambition of this strikingly eclectic collection of essays. Not only is it impossible to imagine a more comprehensive view of the subject, most readers – even specialists in the subject – will find that there are elements of the Gothic genre here of which they were previously unaware.” - Barry Forshaw, Author of British Gothic Cinema and Sex and Film The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic is the most comprehensive compendium of analytic essays on the modern Gothic now available, covering the vast and highly significant period from 1918 to 2019. The Gothic sensibility, over 200 years old, embraces its dark past whilst anticipating the future. From demons and monsters to post- apocalyptic fears and ecological fantasies, Gothic is thriving as never before in the arts and in popular culture. This volume is made up of 62 comprehensive chapters with notes and extended bibliographies contributed by scholars from around the world. The chapters are written not only for those engaged in academic research but also to be accessible to students and dedicated followers of the genre. Each chapter is packed with analysis of the Gothic in both theory and practice, as the genre has mutated and spread over the last hundred years. Starting in 1918 with the impact of film on the genre's development, and moving through its many and varied international incarnations, each chapter chronicles the history of the gothic milieu from the movies to gaming platforms and internet memes, television and theatre. The volume also looks at how Gothic intersects with fashion, music and popular culture: a multi-layered, multi-ethnic, even a trans-gendered experience as we move into the twenty first century.

Download The Haunted States of America PDF

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ISBN 13: 1786838788
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Read and Download James Morgart book The Haunted States of America in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Haunted States of America. This book was released on 2022-05-15 with total page 246 pages. Book excerpt: The study highlights several writers who have not received much, if any, attention among Gothic scholars. This allows readers exposure to writers they may have never encountered before or may realize dimensions to the authors’ works they have never considered. The study reconsiders scholarship’s understanding of post-war American literature. This gives readers, students, and scholars a new approach to discussing post-war fiction that is not delimited to widely accepted understanding of how Cold War anxieties were manifested in fiction. The study contextualizes the fiction it examines within each work’s respective region. This allows readers a new way of approaching not just post-war Gothic fiction but Gothic fiction in general.

Download The New William Faulkner Studies PDF

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ISBN 13: 1108899374
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Read and Download Sarah Gleeson-White book The New William Faulkner Studies in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe New William Faulkner Studies. This book was released on 2022-07-07 with total page 275 pages. Book excerpt: William Faulkner remains one of the most important writers of the twentieth century, and Faulkner Studies offers up seemingly endless ways to engage anew questions and problems that continue to occupy literary studies into the twenty-first century, and beyond the compass of Faulkner himself. His corpus has proved particularly accommodating of a range of perspectives and methodologies that include Black studies, visual culture studies, world literatures, modernist studies, print culture studies, gender and sexuality studies, sound studies, the energy humanities, and much else. The fifteen essays collected in The New William Faulkner Studies charts these developments in Faulkner scholarship over the course of this new century and offers prospects for further interrogation of his oeuvre.

Download New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race PDF

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ISBN 13: 1496826183
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Read and Download Harriet Pollack book New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TNew Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race. This book was released on 2019-12-16 with total page 246 pages. Book excerpt: Contributions by Jacob Agner, Susan V. Donaldson, Sarah Gilbreath Ford, Stephen M. Fuller, Jean C. Griffith, Ebony Lumumba, Rebecca Mark, Donnie McMahand, Kevin Murphy, Harriet Pollack, Christin Marie Taylor, Annette Trefzer, and Adrienne Akins Warfield The year 2013 saw the publication of Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race, a collection in which twelve critics changed the conversation on Welty’s fiction and photography by mining and deciphering the complexity of her responses to the Jim Crow South. The thirteen diverse voices in New Essays on Eudora Welty, Class, and Race deepen, reflect on, and respond to those seminal discussions. These essays freshly consider such topics as Welty’s uses of African American signifying in her short stories and her attention to public street performances interacting with Jim Crow rules in her unpublished photographs. Contributors discuss her adaptations of gothic plots, haunted houses, Civil War stories, and film noir. And they frame Welty’s work with such subjects as Bob Dylan’s songwriting, the idea and history of the orphan in America, and standup comedy. They compare her handling of whiteness and race to other works by such contemporary writers as William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Toni Morrison, Chester Himes, and Alice Walker. Discussions of race and class here also bring her masterwork The Golden Apples and her novel Losing Battles, underrepresented in earlier conversations, into new focus. Moreover, as a group these essays provide insight into Welty as an innovative craftswoman and modernist technician, busily altering literary form with her frequent, pointed makeovers of familiar story patterns, plots, and genres.

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ISBN 13: 1000388344
Total Pages : 192 pages
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Read and Download Louise Economides book Surreal Entanglements in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TSurreal Entanglements. This book was released on 2021-05-18 with total page 192 pages. Book excerpt: This edited collection approaches the most pressing discourses of the Anthropocene and posthumanist culture through the surreal, yet instructive lens of Jeff VanderMeer’s fiction. In contrast to universalist and essentializing ways of responding to new material realities, VanderMeer’s work invites us to re-imagine human subjectivity and other collectivities in the light of historically unique entanglements we face today: the ecological, technological, aesthetic, epistemological, and political challenges of life in the Anthropocene era. Situating these messy, multi-scalar, material complexities of life in close relation to their ecological, material, and colonialist histories, his fiction renders them at once troublingly familiar and strangely generative of other potentialities and insight. The collection measures VanderMeer’s work as a new kind of speculative surrealism, his texts capturing the strangeness of navigating a world in which "nature" has become radically uncanny due to global climate change and powerful bio-technologies. The first collection to survey academic engagements with VanderMeer, this book brings together scholars in the fields of environmental literature, science fiction, genre studies, American literary history, philosophy of technology, and digital cultures to reflect on the environmentally, culturally, aesthetically, and politically central questions his fiction poses to predominant understandings of the Anthropocene.

Download A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English PDF

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ISBN 13: 1442277483
Total Pages : 252 pages
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Read and Download Sherri L. Brown book A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TA Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English. This book was released on 2018-03-15 with total page 252 pages. Book excerpt: The Gothic began as a designation for barbarian tribes, was associated with the cathedrals of the High Middle Ages, was used to describe a marginalized literature in the late eighteenth century, and continues today in a variety of forms (literature, film, graphic novel, video games, and other narrative and artistic forms). Unlike other recent books in the field that focus on certain aspects of the Gothic, this work directs researchers to seminal and significant resources on all of its aspects. Annotations will help researchers determine what materials best suit their needs. A Research Guide to Gothic Literature in English covers Gothic cultural artifacts such as literature, film, graphic novels, and videogames. This authoritative guide equips researchers with valuable recent information about noteworthy resources that they can use to study the Gothic effectively and thoroughly.

Download Haunted Property PDF

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ISBN 13: 1496829719
Total Pages : 219 pages
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Download The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 3, Gothic in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries PDF

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ISBN 13: 1108472729
Total Pages : 555 pages
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Read and Download Catherine Spooner book The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 3, Gothic in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 3, Gothic in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries. This book was released on 2021-08-19 with total page 555 pages. Book excerpt: The first volume to provide an interdisciplinary, comprehensive history of twentieth and twenty-first century Gothic culture.

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ISBN 13: 1000619214
Total Pages : 270 pages
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Read and Download Christoph Schubert book Stylistic Approaches to Pop Culture in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TStylistic Approaches to Pop Culture. This book was released on 2022-08-10 with total page 270 pages. Book excerpt: This collection showcases the unique potential of stylistic approaches for better understanding the multifaceted nature of pop culture discourse. As its point of departure, the book takes the notion of pop culture as a phenomenon characterized by the interaction of linguistic signs with other modes such as imagery and music to examine a diverse range of genres through the lens of stylistics. Each section is grouped around thematic lines, looking at literary fiction, telecinematic discourse, music and lyrics, as well as cartoons and video games. The 12 chapters analyze different forms of media through five central strands of stylistics, from sociolinguistic, pragmatic, cognitive, multimodal, to corpus-based approaches. In drawing on these various stylistic frameworks and applying them across genres and modes, the contributions offer readers deeper insights into the role of scripted and performed language in social representation and identity construction, thereby highlighting the affordances of stylistics research in studying pop cultural texts. This volume is of particular interest to students and researchers in stylistics, linguistics, literary studies, media studies, and cultural studies.

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Publisher : Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag
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ISBN 13: 3990129376
Total Pages : 372 pages
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Download Faulkner's Families PDF

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ISBN 13: 1496845048
Total Pages : 185 pages
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Read and Download Jay Watson book Faulkner's Families in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFaulkner's Families. This book was released on 2023-06-23 with total page 185 pages. Book excerpt: Contributions by Josephine Adams, Jeff Allred, Garry Bertholf, Maxwell Cassity, John N. Duvall, Katherine Henninger, Maude Hines, Robert Jackson, Julie Beth Napolin, Rebecca Nisetich, George Porter Thomas, Jay Watson, and Yuko Yamamoto If it seems outrageous to suggest that one of the twentieth century’s most important literary cartographers of the private recesses of consciousness is also among its great novelists of family, William Faulkner nonetheless fits the bill on both counts. Family played an outsized role in both his life and his writings, often in deeply problematic ways, surfacing across his oeuvre in a dazzling range of distorted, defamiliarized, and transgressive forms, while on other occasions serving as a crucible for crushing forces of conformity, convention, and tradition. The dozen essays featured in this collection approach Faulkner’s many families—actual and imagined—as especially revealing windows to his work and his world. Contributors explore the role of the child in Faulkner’s vision of family and regional society; sibling relations throughout the author's body of work; the extension of family networks beyond blood lineage and across racial lines; the undutiful daughters of Yoknapatawpha County; the critical power of family estrangement and subversive genealogies in Faulkner’s imagination; forms of queer and interspecies kinship; the epidemiological imagination of Faulkner’s notorious Snopes family as social contagion; the experiences of the African American families who worked on the writer’s Greenfield Farm property; and Faulkner’s role in promoting a Cold War–era ideology of “the family of man” in post–World War II Japan.

Download Race and New Modernisms PDF

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ISBN 13: 1350030414
Total Pages : 225 pages
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Read and Download K. Merinda Simmons book Race and New Modernisms in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TRace and New Modernisms. This book was released on 2019-09-05 with total page 225 pages. Book excerpt: From the Harlem and Southern Renaissances to postcolonial writing in the Caribbean, Race and New Modernisms introduces and critically explores key issues and debates on race and ethnicity in the study of transnational modernism today. Topics covered include: · Key terms and concepts in scholarly discussions of race and ethnicity · European modernism and cultural appropriation · Modernism, colonialism, and empire · Southern and Harlem Renaissances · Social movements and popular cultures in the modernist period Covering writers and artists such as Josephine Baker, W.E.B. Du Bois, T.S. Eliot, William Faulkner, Marcus Garvey, Édouard Glissant, Ernest Hemingway, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Paul Robeson, the book considers the legacy of modernist discussions of race in twenty-first century movements such as Black Lives Matter.

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ISBN 13: 1476677271
Total Pages : 237 pages
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Read and Download Phyllis M. Betz book Reading the Cozy Mystery in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TReading the Cozy Mystery. This book was released on 2021-02-23 with total page 237 pages. Book excerpt: With their intimate settings, subdued action and likeable characters, cozy mysteries are rarely seen as anything more than light entertainment. The cozy, a subgenre of crime fiction, has been historically misunderstood and often overlooked as the subject of serious study. This anthology brings together a groundbreaking collection of essays that examine the cozy mystery from a range of critical viewpoints. The authors engage with the standard classification of a cozy, the characters who appear in its pages, the environment where the crime occurs and how these elements reveal the cozy story's complexity in surprising ways. Essays analyze cozy mysteries to argue that Agatha Christie is actually not a cozy writer; that Columbo fits the mold of the cozy detective; and that the stories' portrayals of settings like the quaint English village reveal a more complicated society than meets the eye.

Download Infrastructural Brutalism PDF

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Publisher : MIT Press
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ISBN 13: 0262358727
Total Pages : 378 pages
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Read and Download Michael Truscello book Infrastructural Brutalism in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TInfrastructural Brutalism. This book was released on 2020-09-01 with total page 378 pages. Book excerpt: How "drowned town" literature, road movies, energy landscape photography, and "death train" narratives represent the brutality of industrial infrastructures. In this book, Michael Truscello looks at the industrial infrastructure not as an invisible system of connectivity and mobility that keeps capitalism humming in the background but as a manufactured miasma of despair, toxicity, and death. Truscello terms this "infrastructural brutalism"--a formulation that not only alludes to the historical nexus of infrastructure and the concrete aesthetic of Brutalist architecture but also describes the ecological, political, and psychological brutality of industrial infrastructures.

Download The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 2, Gothic in the Nineteenth Century PDF

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ISBN 13: 1108678408
Total Pages : 1014 pages
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Read and Download Catherine Spooner book The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 2, Gothic in the Nineteenth Century in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 2, Gothic in the Nineteenth Century. This book was released on 2020-08-06 with total page 1014 pages. Book excerpt: This second volume of The Cambridge History of the Gothic provides a rigorous account of the Gothic in British, American and Continental European culture, from the Romantic period through to the Victorian fin de siècle. Here, leading scholars in the fields of literature, theatre, architecture and the history of science and popular entertainment explore the Gothic in its numerous interdisciplinary forms and guises, as well as across a range of different international contexts. As much a cultural history of the Gothic in this period as an account of the ways in which the Gothic mode has participated in the formative historical events of modernity, the volume offers fresh perspectives on familiar themes while also drawing new critical attention to a range of hitherto overlooked concerns. From Romanticism, to Penny Bloods, Dickens and even the railway system, the volume provides a compelling and comprehensive study of nineteenth-century Gothic culture.

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ISBN 13: 8491345639
Total Pages : 307 pages
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Read and Download Urszula Niewiadomska-Flis book Ex-Centric Souths in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TEx-Centric Souths. This book was released on 2020-02-04 with total page 307 pages. Book excerpt: “Ex-Centric Souths: (Re)Imagining Southern Centers and Peripheries” adds a voice in ongoing attempts to chart new routes and to decenter the South in many ways in the hope of exploring Southern identity and multiple Souths. The articles collected in this volume bring to the forefront the translocal and transnational connections and relationships between the South and the circum-Caribbean region; they address the changing nature of Southernness, and especially its sense of place, and finally they investigate the potential of various texts to narrate and revisit regional concerns. Some contributions hold up to view topics ignored and marginalized, while other decontextualize themes and issues central to Southern studies by telling alternative histories.