Gothic Passages : Racial Ambiguity and the American Gothic

Gothic Passages : Racial Ambiguity and the American Gothic

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 186 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780877458241
  • DDC分類 813.0872909355


This groundbreaking study analyzes the development of American gothic literature alongside nineteenth century discourses of passing and racial ambiguity.

Table of Contents

Preface                                            xi
Acknowledgments xiii
Introduction xvii
PART ONE Creating a Self in the Antebellum
Gothic Narrative
Hybrid Bodies and Gothic Narratives in Poe's 3 (15)
Gothic Travels in Melville's Benito Cereno 18 (16)
Passing and Abjection in William and Ellen 34 (19)
Craft's Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom
PART TWO Exploring Identity in Postbellum
Gothic Discourse
The Epistemology of the Body; or, Gothic 53 (19)
Secrets in Frances E. W. Harper's Iola Leroy
Genetic Atavism and the Return of the 72 (16)
Repressed in William Dean Howells's An
Imperative Duty
The Haunted House behind the Cedars: Charles 88 (22)
W. Chesnutt and the ``White Negro''
Epilogue: Twentieth-Century Gothicism and 110 (5)
Racial Ambiguity
Notes 115 (8)
Works Cited 123 (18)
Index 141