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By Robert K. Martin, Eric Savoy

ISBN-10: 1587293498

ISBN-13: 9781587293498

Drawing generally on modern theory—particularly revisionist perspectives of Freud akin to these provided via Lacan and Kristeva—this quantity levels from the well known Gothic horrors of Edgar Allan Poe and Nathaniel Hawthorne to the preferred fantasies of Stephen King and the postmodern visions of Kathy Acker. specific recognition is paid to the problems of slavery and race in either black and white texts, together with these by way of Ralph Ellison and William Faulkner. within the view of the editors and participants, the Gothic isn't really a lot a ancient classification as a method of concept haunted through historical past, part of suburban lifestyles and the lifeblood of flicks akin to The Exorcist and Fatal Attraction.

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A THEORY OF AMERICAN GOTHIC ‘9 Lawson, Thomas. 3 (November 1983): 77. Marling, Karal Ann. 7 (September 1983): 94-99. Mogen, David, Scott P. Sanders, and Joanne B. Karpinski, eds. Frontier Gothic:Tmor and Wonder nt the Frontier in American Liternttwe. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1993. Poe, EdgarAllan. Poeny nnd Tules. Ed. Patrick F. Quinn. New York: Library of America, 1984. Raban, Jonathan. n New &kW, May 20, 1996,60-81. Ringe, Donald A. Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1982. Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky.

Sheets, and William Veeder. New York: Garland, 1983,rpt. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1989. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1991. The History of Semdity: AnIntrodrmim. New York: Random House, 1978. ”The Charlotte Perkins Gilman Reader. Ed. Ann J. Lane. New York: Pantheon, 1980. New York: Cornel1 UP, 1986. Taussig, Michael. Shamnninn, Colonialism, nnd theWild M m . Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1987. Winnicott, D. W. London: Tavistock Publications, 1971. M A G G I EK I L G O U R Dr. Frankenstein Meets Dr. Freud Since Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the mad scientist has been one of the most popular of the gothic’s bag of tricks, a figure whosedescendants include Dr.

W. Winnicott. His notions of potential space, transitional objects, and play willhelp me produce a general definition of gothic that I can then historicize andcontextualize,drawingupon such thinkers as Michel Foucault, Michael Taussig, Ross Chambers, and Peter Stallybrass and AllonWhite. Why do we hug closest whatthreatens us most? This is another way of asking,How does gothic nurture? A MODEL FOR GOTHIC D. W. Winnicott’s view of human function enabled him to discuss both infant development and cultural life in Playing and Reality.

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