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The Picture of Charles Bon: Oscar Wilde's Trip Through Faulkner's Yoknapatawpha

Ellen Crowell

in The Dandy in Irish and American Southern Fiction: Aristocratic Drag

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625482
eISBN:
9780748652051
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625482.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter demonstrates that Oscar Wilde's trip through the ruined South reinforced the artist's nascent preoccupation with the relationship between beauty and decay. It offers a reading of Wilde's ... More


Hammer Horror as Genre Film

Victoria Grace Walden

in Studying Hammer Horror

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781906733322
eISBN:
9781800342569
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781906733322.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter evaluates Hammer horror as genre films. Hammer is renowned for its horror films, despite its breadth of productions including comedies, war films, action-adventures, and thrillers. Its ... More


“Evil Witch! I’m Not Scared!”: Monstrous Visualizations of the Other Mother in Multimodal Adaptations of Neil Gaiman’s Coraline

Justin Wigard

in The Artistry of Neil Gaiman: Finding Light in the Shadows

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781496821645
eISBN:
9781496821690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496821645.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

In this chapter, Justin Wigard bridges a gap in research on Coraline by focusing on the visual semiotics of the narrative across its adaptations, specifically by examining the intertextual ... More


Shakespeare, Ossian and the problem of ‘Scottish Gothic’

Dale Townshend

in Gothic Renaissance: A reassessment

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088636
eISBN:
9781781706893
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088636.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The political dimension of the construction of a Gothic Shakespeare in the eighteenth century is explored on a national scale in Dale Townshend’s historical analysis of the ‘complex relationship’ ... More


Hard Traveling: Fay’s Deep-South Landscape of Violence

Robert Beuka

in Larry Brown and the Blue-Collar South

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110751
eISBN:
9781604736366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110751.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter offers a reading of Larry Brown’s 2000 novel Fay, arguing that its pervasive violence is a defining characteristic of the postmodern South. A gripping and violent tale of a young woman ... More


Conclusion

in Sceptres and Sciences in the Spains: Four Humanists and the New Philosophy, c 1680-1740

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853235866
eISBN:
9781846314001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853235866.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

This chapter, which sums up the key findings of this study on humanism and new philosophy in Spain during the Late Baroque Period from 1680 to 1740, discusses resistance to Gothicism in the ... More


Altogether Ignorant: Denying an Indigenous Provenance and Constructing Gothicism

Douglas Hunter

in Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter trace the rise of scholarly misinterpretations of Dighton Rock in the eighteenth century in writings of Cotton Mather and Harvard professors Isaac Greenwood, John Winthrop, and Stephen ... More


Colonization’s New Epistemology: American Archaeology and the Road to the Trail of Tears

Douglas Hunter

in Place of Stone: Dighton Rock and the Erasure of America's Indigenous Past

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634401
eISBN:
9781469634425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634401.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter describes the rise of scientific American archaeology in the early nineteenth century and its role in the justification of westward colonization and displacement of Indigenous people. ... More


Fargo’s Whitened Spaces: History, Race, and the Postmodern Sublime

Peter Lurie

in American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter reads the Coens’ film Fargo as a typical Gothic narrative, replete with paternal sin, uncanny doubles, and a dark historical past that returns to trouble a violent present. It traces the ... More


Popular Fiction

Jeannette Sloniowski and Marilyn Rose

in The Oxford History of the Novel in English: Volume 12: The Novel in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the South Pacific Since 1950

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780199679775
eISBN:
9780191869778
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199679775.003.0028
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

This chapter examines the history of popular fiction in Canada. In Canada, popular culture reflects not only Canadian experience but also cultural anxieties as they have permeated and shaped the ... More


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