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American Gothic Culture

An Edinburgh Companion

edited by Jason Haslam

by (author) Joel Faflak

Oxford University Press
Initial publish date
Sep 2017
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    Publish Date
    Feb 2016
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2017
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This new Companion surveys the traditions and conventions of the dark side of American culture - its repressed memories, its anxieties and panics, its fears and horrors, its obsessions and paranoias. Featuring new critical essays by established and emerging academics from a range of national backgrounds, this collection offers new discussions and analyses of canonical and lesser-known texts in literature and film, television, photography, and video games. Its scope ranges from the earliest manifestations of American Gothic traditions in frontier narratives and colonial myths, to its recent responses to contemporary global events.

About the authors

Jason Haslam is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of English at the University of Notre Dame.

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Joel Faflak is professor of English and Theory at Western University, where he was also the Inaugural Director of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities.

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