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.
Originele taal-2English
UitgeverijUniversity of Wales Press
Aantal pagina's208
ISBN van geprinte versie9781786838667
StatusPublished - aug.-2022

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