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The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic

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Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Faye Ringel, Alfred Bendixen, Monika Elbert, John Paul Riquelme, Justin D. Edwards, Ellen Weinauer, Diane Long Hoeveler, Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds, Charles L. Crow, Lenny Cassuto, Karen Coats, Travis D. Montgomery, Heather S. Nathans, Carol Margaret Davidson, Tanya Krzywinska
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  • Date Published: November 2017
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107539785

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  • The Cambridge Companion to American Gothic offers an accessible overview to both the breadth and depth of the American Gothic tradition. This subgenre features works from many of America's best-known authors: Edgar Allan Poe, Toni Morrison, Stephen King, Anne Rice, Henry James, Edith Wharton, William Faulkner, and Flannery O'Connor. Authored by leading experts in the field, the introduction and sixteen chapters explore the American Gothic chronologically, in relation to different social groups, in connection with different geographic regions, and in different media, including children's literature, poetry, drama, film, television, and gaming. This Companion provides a rich and thorough analysis of the American Gothic tradition from a twenty-first-century standpoint, and will be a key resource undergraduates, graduate students, and professional researchers interested in this topic.

    • Includes chapters on the Gothic in different media, including poetry, drama, television, film, and gaming, drawing interest from various disciplines
    • Designed to be accessible to students and researchers on all levels from undergraduate to professional, making it more appealing to a wider audience
    • Includes an overview of the development of the American Gothic in the introduction, making it useful for those unfamiliar with the topic
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    • Date Published: November 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107539785
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction. The American Gothic Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock
    Part I. Periods:
    1. Early American Gothic (Puritan and New Republic) Faye Ringel
    2. Romanticism and the American Gothic Alfred Bendixen
    3. American Gothic realism and naturalism Monika Elbert
    4. Modernist American Gothic John Paul Riquelme
    5. Contemporary American Gothic Justin D. Edwards
    Part II. Identities and Locations:
    6. Race and the American Gothic Ellen Weinauer
    7. American female Gothic Diane Long Hoeveler
    8. Queer American Gothic Ardel Haefele-Thomas
    9. American frontier Gothic Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds
    10. Southern American Gothic Charles L. Crow
    11. Urban American Gothic Lenny Cassuto
    Part III. Genre and Media:
    12. The Gothic in American children's literature Karen Coats
    13. Gothic American poetry Travis D. Montgomery
    14. Gothic American drama Heather S. Nathans
    15. Gothic American film and TV Carol Margaret Davidson
    16. Gothic American gaming Tanya Krzywinska
    Index.

  • Editor

    Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan University
    Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock is an author or editor of twenty books. These include The Age of Lovecraft (2016, co-edited with Carl Sederholm) that won the 2017 Ray and Pat Browne Award for Best Edited Collection in Popular Culture and American Culture from the Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association, The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters (2014) that won the 2014 Rue Morgue magazine award for 'Best Non-Fiction Book', and The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema (2012) that won the 2013 International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Lord Ruthven Assembly Award for Best Non-Fiction title.

    Contributors

    Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Faye Ringel, Alfred Bendixen, Monika Elbert, John Paul Riquelme, Justin D. Edwards, Ellen Weinauer, Diane Long Hoeveler, Ardel Haefele-Thomas, Elizabeth Jane Wall Hinds, Charles L. Crow, Lenny Cassuto, Karen Coats, Travis D. Montgomery, Heather S. Nathans, Carol Margaret Davidson, Tanya Krzywinska

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