Darkly

Blackness, Blues, and the American Gothic
Product Number: EB00754826
Released: Nov 12, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781912248551
Publisher: Repeater
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Description

Leila Taylor takes us into the dark heart of the American gothic, analysing the ways it relates to race in America in the twenty-first century. Haunted houses, bitter revenants and muffled heartbeats under floorboards-the American gothic is a macabre tale based on a true story. Part memoir and part cultural critique, Darkly: The Black American Gothic explores American culture's inevitable gothicity in the traces left from chattel slavery. The persistence of white supremacy and the ubiquity of Black death feeds a national culture of terror and a perpetual undercurrent of mourning. If the gothic narrative is metabolized fear, if the goth aesthetic is romanticized melancholy, what does that look and sound like in Black America?

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Author(s): Leila Taylor
Original Publish Date: Nov 12, 2019

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