Postcolonial Gothic Fictions from the Caribbean, Canada, Australia and New Zealand

Alison Rudd

Alison Rudd

Distributed for University of Wales Press

233 pages | 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 | © 2010
Cloth $90.00 ISBN: 9780708322116 Published November 2010 For sale in North and South America, Australia, and New Zealand only

Alison Rudd provides a comparative analysis of the way the gothic has provided writers from the Caribbean, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with a means to express the anxieties of postcolonial experience and the traumatic legacies of colonialism. She covers a diverse terrain of well-known contemporary writers, including Derek Walcott, Shani Mootoo, Margaret Atwood, Peter Carey, and Keri Hulme.

Contents
Acknowledgements

1  Spectres of the Post(Colonial)
2  Caribbean Gothic: The Divided Psyche and the Duppy as 
    Social Figure
3  Canadian Gothic: The Mapping of Postcolonical Anxieties
4  Australian Gothic: The Uncanny and Abject Hauntings of Lost Innocence and Guilt
5  New Zealand Gothic: The Unspeakable Symptoms of Postcolonial Abjection
6  Conclusion: Joining the Dots, Minding the Gaps

Notes
References
Index
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