Better half to American Gothic contains a number of unique essays that discover America's gothic literary culture.
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Especially in the ways Goddu grants renewed importance to the history of slavery as the most “abjecting” of the tangled discourses that are woven into the Gothic, her kind of work, like its many successors, turns towards an Americanized version of “cultural studies” that strives to carry out – by pulling together many theories – the work of the Center for Contemporary Cultural Studies in Birmingham, England, from which this mix of theory and social research still takes its name. Cultural studies continues to analyze the way discourses of many kinds channel the circulation and contestation between many different kinds of texts and social levels during specific spans of time, but it is particularly focused, within issues of class conflict and power (including race and gender), on relationships between symbolic performances typed as “high” or dominant culture and almost any counter-discourse or reference point labeled “low” or subaltern culture, be that “othered” realm an ethnic group, a subculture, a colonized people, a nonnormative sexual orientation, individuals considered “disabled” and/or otherwise “abnormal” (even “mad”), or efforts to preserve from misconstruction what various minorities see as “natural” (including the physical environment) against the threats to it of, or dangers projected into it by, corporations, governments, and other hegemonies.
Madison: University of Wisconsin Press. Fourteen original essays offering poststructuralist, psychoanalytic, gender theory, and new Marxist approaches to the many ways – and the reasons why – Americans spectralize the repressed complexities within modern life. ” America is a dream. It is a dream of history, a fantasy of pure origin that is simultaneously the site of some of the most complicated, most confused of genealogies and miscegenations. It is a dream of geography: we do not only not know when America is (perhaps, and this is a disturbing thought, it was the twentieth century, just as Paris was the nineteenth century), we also do not know where it was or is.
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