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Latin American Gothic

Enrique Ajuria Ibarra

in Twenty-First-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474440929
eISBN:
9781474477024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474440929.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Recently, scholarly criticism has acknowledged the presence of the Gothic in Latin America, which should be distinguished from magic realism and the fantastic. Latin American Gothic evinces regional, ... More


Un-American Gothic: The Alien Invasion Narrative and Global Modernity

Paul A. Cantor

in The Invisible Hand in Popular Culture: Liberty vs. Authority in American Film and TV

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813140827
eISBN:
9780813141299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813140827.003.0011
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Chapter Ten examines the development of a mode of un-American Gothic in alien invasion narratives on television, including The X-Files, Invasion, The Event, V, Fringe, and Falling Skies. These shows ... More


Introduction

Joel Faflak and Jason Haslam

in American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introduction defines American gothic historically, thematically, and conceptually, and traces the history of the cultural analysis of the American gothic. It suggests that the definitions of ... More


From Steel and Shadows to the Flag

Aldo J. Regalado

in Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter looks at the superheroes that emerged following the success of Superman. Responding to the demand created by Superman, small, independent art studios began creating one costumed hero ... More


American Vampires

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock

in American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter charts the American vampire narrative through four stages: 1) a ‘pre-history’ of its American origins; 2) the legacy of Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) in early twentieth-century American ... More


Consumed out of the Good Land: The American Zombie, Geopolitics and the Post-War World

Linnie Blake

in American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474401616
eISBN:
9781474418553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401616.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter argues that post-WWII zombie narratives offer a terrifying allegory of national selfhood. The traumatic dislocations of post-war geopolitics range from 1950s’ fear of communist ... More


‘The earth died screaming’: Tom Waits’s Bone Machine

Steen Christiansen

in Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging gothic fictions from the nineteenth century to the present

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780719089770
eISBN:
9781781708651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719089770.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Tom Waits's album Bone Machine (1992) sounds like an apocalyptic vision, the clattering of percussion like a dance of skeletons, Waits's gravelly voice a necromancer conjuring America's ghosts of ... More


Introduction

Mark Dery

in I Must Not Think Bad Thoughts: Drive-by Essays on American Dread, American Dreams

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816677733
eISBN:
9781452948324
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816677733.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book casts a critical eye on the accepted order of things and reads between the lines of the world around us. It argues that, while some beliefs may be ethically indefensible, morally repugnant, ... More


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