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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FrontmatterSeiten 1 - 4
ContentsSeiten 5 - 6
AcknowledgmentsSeiten 7 - 8
AbbreviationsSeiten 9 - 10
IntroductionSeiten 11 - 24
PART I: The Gothic and the Savage Villain/Civil Hero Gotheme
What Is the Gothic?Seiten 27 - 56
British Origins of the Savage Villain/ Civil Hero GothemeSeiten 57 - 74
PART II: The Savage Villain/Civil Hero Gotheme: WASP Origins and Iterations
Early WASP American AdaptationsSeiten 77 - 100
Contemporary WASP American IterationsSeiten 101 - 140
PART III: "You say I am wilderness. I am"— Black Origins and African American Reiterations
Innovation and Resistance: The SV/CH Gotheme in Black Writing, 1789 to 1861Seiten 143 - 202
African American Gothic Today: Black Tradition and Reiterative PracticesSeiten 203 - 252
Epilogue: The American Gothic, Raciality, and the Possibility of Reiterative "Unthought"Seiten 253 - 258
Works CitedSeiten 259 - 288
30 March 2020, 288 pages
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