Uncanny Youth: Childhood, the Gothic, and the Literary Americas

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Childhood in Gothic literature has often served colonialist, white supremacist, and patriarchal ideologies, but in Uncanny Youth, Suzanne Manizza Roszak highlights hemispheric American writers who subvert these scripts. In the hands of authors ranging from Octavio Paz and Maryse Condé to N. Scott Momaday and Tracey Baptiste, Gothic conventions critique systems of power in the Americas. As fictional children confront shifting configurations of imperialism and patterns of gendered, anti-queer violence, their uncanny stories call on readers to reckon with intersecting forms of injustice.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherUniversity of Wales Press
Number of pages208
ISBN (Print)9781786838667
Publication statusPublished - Aug-2022


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