Savage Horrors

The Intrinsic Raciality of the American Gothic

The American Gothic novel has been deeply shaped by issues of race and raciality from its origins in British Romanticism to the American Gothic novel in the twenty-first century. Savage Horrors delineates an intrinsic raciality that is discursively sedimented in the Gothic's uniquely binary structure. Corinna Lenhardt uncovers the destructive and lasting impact of the Gothic's anti-Black racism on the cultural discourses in the United States. At the same time, Savage Horrors traces the unflinching Black resistance back to the Gothic's intrinsic raciality. The African American Gothic, however, does not originate there but in the Black Atlantic – roughly a decade before the first Gothic novel was ever written on American soil.

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2020-04-02, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8394-5154-0
File size: 2.06 MB

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Author(s)
Corinna Lenhardt
Book title
Savage Horrors The Intrinsic Raciality of the American Gothic
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
288
Features
1 SW-Abbildung
ISBN
978-3-8394-5154-0
DOI
Commodity Group
1564
BIC-Code
DSB JFSL
BISAC-Code
LIT004020 SOC031000 LIT004120
THEMA-Code
DSB JBSL1
Release date
2020-04-02
Topics
Literatur, Rassismus
Readership
American Studies, Literary Studies, Cultural Studies, African American Studies
Keywords/Tags
Gothic, Racism, Culture, Zombie, Savage, Black Atlantic, Literature, American Studies, British Studies, Cultural Studies, Literary Studies

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