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Young Adult Gothic Fiction
Young Adult Gothic Fiction
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Young Adult Gothic Fiction

Monstrous Selves/Monstrous Others
Michelle J. Smith, Kristine Moruzi
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Young Adult Gothic Fiction

Monstrous Selves/Monstrous Others
Michelle J. Smith, Kristine Moruzi
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This collection is the first to focus exclusively on twenty-first-century young adult Gothic fiction. The essays demonstrate how the contemporary resurgence of the Gothic signals anxieties about (and hopes for) young people in the twenty-first century. Changing conceptions of young adults as liminal figures, operating between the modes of child and adult, can be mobilised when combined with Gothic spaces and concepts in texts for young people. In young adult Gothic literature, the crossing of boundaries typical of the Gothic is often motivated by a heterosexual romance plot, in which the human or monstrous female protagonist desires a boy who is not her 'type'. Additionally, as the Gothic works to define what it means to be human – particularly in relation to gender, race, and identity – the volume also examines how contemporary shifts and flashpoints in identity politics are being negotiated under the metaphoric cloak of monstrosity.

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Publisher
University of Wales Press
Year
2021
ISBN
9781786837523
Topic
Literature
Subtopic
Gothic, Romance, & Horror Literary Criticism
Edition
1

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