Segnaliamo oggi il volume Tropical Gothic in Literature and Culture.
Questo volume, recentemente pubblicato da Routeledge, si inserisce nella serie “Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature” ed esamina la letteratura e cultura gotica nell’area dell’America del Sud, con l’intento di sottolineare i suoi diversificati aspetti, finora poco esplorati.
Per avere un’idea dei contenuti, riportiamo l’indice alla fine dell’articolo.
Tropical Gothic in Literature and Culture is a recently published volume, by Routledge, that examines Gothic within a specific geographical area of ‘the South’ of the Americas. The main objective of the authors is to highligh a variety of locations where this form of the Gothic emerges.
Here the table of contents:
-Introduction by Justin D. Edwards and Sandra G. T. Vasconcelos.
-Section I: Tropical Undead
1. Mapping Tropical Gothic in the Americas
2. The Zombie Tropocalypse: Entropic (Digital) Disaster in the Hot Zone
3. ‘The Head-Quarters of Death’: Nineteenth-Century New Orleans as Gothic Nexus
4. A ‘litany seeking a text’: The Specter of Conjure in the Sub-tropical Southern Gothic
5. ‘They are not Men, Monsieur… They are zombies…’: The Construction of Haitian Identity and the Work of the Left Hand
6. Consuming the Tropics: The Tropical Zombie Re-eviscerated in Dead Island
-Section II: Tropical Chills
7. Environmental Apocalypse and Uncanny Technology: Gothic Visions of the Future in Three Mexican Literary Dystopias I
8. Gothic Re-Constructions: Mayan Ruins and Tourist Horror in The Ruins
9. Maps, History and Cooking: Laura Esquivel’s Mexico
10. ‘I want to escape these walls, but I can’t exist outside them’: Spaces and Characters in Carlos Fuentes’s Gothic Fiction
11. Casas Tomadas: Haunting and Homes in Latin American Stories
-Section III: Social and Political Landscapes of the Tropical Gothic
12. Sepulchral Beauty in Brazilian Romanticism
13. Tropical Gothic: José de Alencar and the Foundation of the Brazilian Novel
14. Difference and Subversion: Gothic Migrations in Nineteenth-Century Latin American Novels
15. The Strange Case of Brazilian Gothic Cinema