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Wester, Maisha L.

African American Gothic

Wester, Maisha L. - African American Gothic, ebook

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Table of contents

1. Introduction: The Gothic—Old and New, White and Black
Maisha L. Wester

Section 1. Early Expressions of Black Gothic

2. Haunted Lands and Gothic Voices: Slave Narrative Rewritings of Gothic Motifs
Maisha L. Wester

3. Babo Speaks Back: White Violence and Black Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Black Fiction
Maisha L. Wester

4. “The Dark Sunshine Aboveground”: Questions of Progress and Migration in Toomer and Ellison
Maisha L. Wester

Section 2. Black Gothic at Millennium’s End

5. “What, After All, Am I”: The Terrors of (Collective) Identity
Maisha L. Wester

6. “Murdered by Piece-Meal”: The Destruction of African American Family in Beloved

Maisha L. Wester

7. The Lost Voices of Tims Creek: Narrative Reinscription in A Visitation of Spirits and “Let the Dead Bury Their Dead”
Maisha L. Wester

8. Conclusion: African American Gothic—Uncovering a (Not So) New Tradition
Maisha L. Wester

Keywords: Literature, North American Literature, Postcolonial/World Literature, Cultural Studies, Literary History, African American Culture, Eighteenth-Century Literature

Author(s)
Publisher
Springer
Publication year
2012
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
American Literature Readings in the 21st Century
Page amount
292 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (PDF)
9781137315281
Printed ISBN
978-1-349-43426-8

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