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The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture

Backwoods Horror and Terror in the Wilderness

Authors: Murphy, B.

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The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture argues that complex and often negative initial responses of early European settlers continue to influence American horror and gothic narratives to this day. The book undertakes a detailed analysis of key literary and filmic texts situated within consideration of specific contexts.

About the authors

Bernice M. Murphy is Lecturer in Popular Literature at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Publications include The Suburban Gothic in American Popular Culture (2009), The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture (2013) and the collections Shirley Jackson: Essays on the Literary Legacy (2005) and (with Darryl Jones and Elizabeth McCarthy) It Came From the 1950s: Popular Culture, Popular Anxieties (2011).

Reviews

'This is a highly engaging read, full of great ideas and interesting connections. Each chapter has a well-chosen focus, and together they amount to the definitive scholarly commentary on the genre and its cultural significance. The book's readability and its breadth even within its tight focus in terms of genre means it will be widely used in film studies, cultural studies, literature, American studies, cultural geography, and beyond.' - David Bell, University of Leeds, UK


Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: We’re Not Out of the Woods Yet

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 1-14

  • The Cabin in the Woods: Order versus Chaos in the ‘New World’

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 15-47

  • ‘We Are But a Little Way in the Forest Yet’: The Community in the Wilderness

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 48-91

  • ‘Going Windigo’: ‘Civilisation’ and ‘Savagery’ on the New Frontier

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 92-132

  • Backwoods Nightmares: The Rural Poor as Monstrous Other

    Murphy, Bernice M.

    Pages 133-177

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture
Book Subtitle
Backwoods Horror and Terror in the Wilderness
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35372-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137353726
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35371-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46972-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 257
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