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American Literature Readings in the 21st Century

African American Gothic

Screams from Shadowed Places

Authors: Wester, M.

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About this book

This new critique of contemporary African-American fiction explores its intersections with and critiques of the Gothic genre. Wester reveals the myriad ways writers manipulate the genre to critique the gothic's traditional racial ideologies and the mechanisms that were appropriated and re-articulated as a useful vehicle for the enunciation of the peculiar terrors and complexities of black existence in America. Re-reading major African American literary texts such as Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Of One Blood, Cane, Invisible Man, and Corregidora African American Gothic investigates texts from each major era in African American Culture to show how the gothic has consistently circulated throughout the African American literary canon.

About the authors

Maisha L. Wester is an assistant professor of English and American Culture Studies at Bowling Green State University.

Reviews

'While there have been partial studies of African American Gothic fictions, this excellent book is now the most lucid, comprehensive, and insightful account on this important subject. Nowhere else can readers so clearly grasp in so many examples so well analyzed how African American authors have radically transformed specifically Gothic conventions to make them profoundly symbolic of the horrors and complexities of the black American experience.' - Jerrold E. Hogle, Distinguished Professor, University of Arizona


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Gothic—Old and New, White and Black

    Wester, Maisha L.

    Pages 1-32

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  • Haunted Lands and Gothic Voices: Slave Narrative Rewritings of Gothic Motifs

    Wester, Maisha L.

    Pages 35-66

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  • Babo Speaks Back: White Violence and Black Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Black Fiction

    Wester, Maisha L.

    Pages 67-99

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  • “The Dark Sunshine Aboveground”: Questions of Progress and Migration in Toomer and Ellison

    Wester, Maisha L.

    Pages 101-146

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  • “What, After All, Am I”: The Terrors of (Collective) Identity

    Wester, Maisha L.

    Pages 149-183

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Buy this book

eBook 56,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-31528-1
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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Hardcover 80,24 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-00350-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover 74,89 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-43426-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African American Gothic
Book Subtitle
Screams from Shadowed Places
Authors
Series Title
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-31528-1
DOI
10.1057/9781137315281
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00350-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43426-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 285
Topics