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The Resource Haunting realities : naturalist Gothic and American realism, edited by Monika Elbert and Wendy Ryden

Haunting realities : naturalist Gothic and American realism, edited by Monika Elbert and Wendy Ryden

Label
Haunting realities : naturalist Gothic and American realism
Title
Haunting realities
Title remainder
naturalist Gothic and American realism
Statement of responsibility
edited by Monika Elbert and Wendy Ryden
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Haunting Realities: Naturalist Gothic and American Realism is an innovative collection of essays examining the sometimes paradoxical alignment of Realism and Naturalism with the Gothic in American literature to highlight their shared qualities. Following the golden age of British Gothic in the late eighteenth century, the American Gothic's pinnacle is often recognized as having taken place during the decades of American Romanticism. However, Haunting Realities explores the period of American Realism--the end of the nineteenth century--to discover evidence of fertile ground for another age of Gothic proliferation. At first glance, "Naturalist Gothic" seems to be a contradiction in terms. While the Gothic is known for its sensational effects, with its emphasis on horror and the supernatural, the doctrines of late nineteenth-century Naturalism attempted to move away from the aesthetics of sentimentality and stressed sobering, mechanistic views of reality steeped in scientific thought and the determinism of market values and biology. Nonetheless, what binds Gothicism and Naturalism together is a vision of shared pessimism and the perception of a fearful, lingering presence that ominously haunts an impending modernity. Indeed, it seems that in many Naturalist works reality is so horrific that it can only be depicted through Gothic tropes that prefigure the alienation and despair of modernism. In recent years, research on the Gothic has flourished, yet there has been no extensive study of the links between the Gothic and Naturalism, particularly those which stem from the early American Realist tradition. Haunting Realities is a timely volume that addresses this gap and is an important addition to scholarly work on both the Gothic and Naturalism in the American literary tradition
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.0872909
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.G68
LC item number
H38 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Elbert, Monika M.
  • Ryden, Wendy
Series statement
Studies in American literary realism and naturalism
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • Realism in literature
  • Naturalism in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American
  • Naturalism in literature
  • Realism in literature
Label
Haunting realities : naturalist Gothic and American realism, edited by Monika Elbert and Wendy Ryden
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Monika Elbert and Wendy Ryden -- I. Imprisoning genders -- 1. Seeing Gothically : Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons / Stephen Arch -- 2. Matrimonial abjections : the slave marriage and Charles W. Chesnutt's legal gothic / Wendy Ryden -- 3. Iterated horrors : "the monster" and manhood / David Greven -- 4. The victim as vampire : Gothic naturalism in the white slave narrative / Donna M. Campbell -- II. Horrors of the Civil War and its aftermath -- 5. Domestic Gothic in the Civil War fiction of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (Ward) and Ambrose Bierce / Monika Elbert -- 6. "His face ceased instantly to be a face" : Gothicism in Stephen Crane / Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet -- 7. Unmasking the lynching subject : Thomas Nelson Page, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and the specters of American race / Steve Marsden -- III. Wicked money, haunted objects -- 8. Dangerous houses in the uncanny tales of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Mary E. Wilkins / Dara Downey -- 9. Haunted economies : race, retribution, and money in Pauline Hopkins's Of one blood and W.E.B. Du Bois's The quest of the silver fleece / Christine A. Wooley -- 10. Housing crisis and Gothic gambling in Theodore Dreiser's The financier / Patricia Luedecke -- IV. Paranormal longings and warnings -- 11. The haunted narrators of Clovernook : Alice Cary's village Gothic / Dennis Berthold -- 12. The ghosts of medical and domestic violence in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's The gates between / Lisa A. Long -- 13. The spirit of revolt : Hamlin Garland's paranormal writing / Daniel Mrozowski -- V. Spectral landscapes and locations -- 14. The specter and the spectator : Rebecca Harding Davis's "The second life" and the naturalist Gothic / Alicia Mischa Renfroe -- 15. Enchanting night and nocturnal predations : the art of darkness in Frank Norris's McTeague / Charlotte L. Quinney -- 16. Vaster and more terrible : Jack London's Gothic splicing / Kenneth K. Brandt -- 17. Naturalistic despair, human struggle, and the Gothic in Wharton's short fiction / Gary Totten
Control code
987910315
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817390532
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987910315
Label
Haunting realities : naturalist Gothic and American realism, edited by Monika Elbert and Wendy Ryden
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Monika Elbert and Wendy Ryden -- I. Imprisoning genders -- 1. Seeing Gothically : Elizabeth Stoddard's The Morgesons / Stephen Arch -- 2. Matrimonial abjections : the slave marriage and Charles W. Chesnutt's legal gothic / Wendy Ryden -- 3. Iterated horrors : "the monster" and manhood / David Greven -- 4. The victim as vampire : Gothic naturalism in the white slave narrative / Donna M. Campbell -- II. Horrors of the Civil War and its aftermath -- 5. Domestic Gothic in the Civil War fiction of Elizabeth Stuart Phelps (Ward) and Ambrose Bierce / Monika Elbert -- 6. "His face ceased instantly to be a face" : Gothicism in Stephen Crane / Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet -- 7. Unmasking the lynching subject : Thomas Nelson Page, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and the specters of American race / Steve Marsden -- III. Wicked money, haunted objects -- 8. Dangerous houses in the uncanny tales of Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Mary E. Wilkins / Dara Downey -- 9. Haunted economies : race, retribution, and money in Pauline Hopkins's Of one blood and W.E.B. Du Bois's The quest of the silver fleece / Christine A. Wooley -- 10. Housing crisis and Gothic gambling in Theodore Dreiser's The financier / Patricia Luedecke -- IV. Paranormal longings and warnings -- 11. The haunted narrators of Clovernook : Alice Cary's village Gothic / Dennis Berthold -- 12. The ghosts of medical and domestic violence in Elizabeth Stuart Phelps's The gates between / Lisa A. Long -- 13. The spirit of revolt : Hamlin Garland's paranormal writing / Daniel Mrozowski -- V. Spectral landscapes and locations -- 14. The specter and the spectator : Rebecca Harding Davis's "The second life" and the naturalist Gothic / Alicia Mischa Renfroe -- 15. Enchanting night and nocturnal predations : the art of darkness in Frank Norris's McTeague / Charlotte L. Quinney -- 16. Vaster and more terrible : Jack London's Gothic splicing / Kenneth K. Brandt -- 17. Naturalistic despair, human struggle, and the Gothic in Wharton's short fiction / Gary Totten
Control code
987910315
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780817390532
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)987910315

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