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Author Edwards, Justin D., 1970-

Title Gothic passages : racial ambiguity and the American gothic / Justin D. Edwards.

Imprint Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c2003.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    813.09 EDW    Available
Description xxxiii, 145 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [123]-139) and index.
Contents Hybrid bodies and gothic narratives in Poe's Pym -- Gothic travels in Melville's Benito Cereno -- Passing and abjection in William and Ellen Craft's Running a thousand miles for freedom -- The epistemology of the body; or, gothic secrets in Frances E.W. Harper's Iola Leroy -- Genetic atavism and the return of the repressed in William Dean Howell's An imperative duty -- The haunted house behind the cedars: Charles W. Chesnutt and the "white negro" -- Epilogue: twentieth-century gothicism and racial ambiguity.
Subject Horror tales, American -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 19th century -- History and criticism.
Gothic revival (Literature) -- United States.
Racially mixed people in literature.
Passing (Identity) in literature.
Ambiguity in literature.
Race in literature.
ISBN 0877458243 (cloth : alk. paper)

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