Tropical Ghotic

tropical gothicSegnaliamo 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

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