Peripheral Fear: Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction

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Peter Lang, 2009 - Literary Criticism - 259 pages
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This is a pioneering work published here for the first time in its complete form. At a time when Gothic studies still concentrated on traditional European and American Gothic, the author laid the foundations for the exploration of how Gothic conventions were transported and transformed in places remote from Europe.
Through a detailed reading of 19th- and 20th-century examples of Canadian and Australian Gothic fiction, this work demonstrates the transformative potential of a once much-maligned mode in what were arguably neglected national literatures.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgements
9
Introduction
17
Chapter I
27
Chapter II
51
Chapter III
69
Chapter IV
79
Chapter V
137
Chapter VI
165
Chapter VII
181
Chapter VIII
203
Conclusion
233
Index
255
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About the author (2009)

The Author: Gerry Turcotte is the Executive Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Notre Dame, Australia. He is the author and editor of 14 books including the novel Flying in Silence which was shortlisted for The Age Book of the Year in 2001 and Border Crossings: Words & Images.

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