Haunted Property

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Download or read book Haunted Property written by Sarah Gilbreath Ford and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2020-09-15 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: At the heart of America’s slave system was the legal definition of people as property. While property ownership is a cornerstone of the American dream, the status of enslaved people supplies a contrasting American nightmare. Sarah Gilbreath Ford considers how writers in works from nineteenth-century slave narratives to twenty-first-century poetry employ gothic tools, such as ghosts and haunted houses, to portray the horrors of this nightmare. Haunted Property: Slavery and the Gothic thus reimagines the southern gothic, which has too often been simply equated with the macabre or grotesque and then dismissed as regional. Although literary critics have argued that the American gothic is driven by the nation’s history of racial injustice, what is missing in this critical conversation is the key role of property. Ford argues that out of all of slavery’s perils, the definition of people as property is the central impetus for haunting because it allows the perpetration of all other terrors. Property becomes the engine for the white accumulation of wealth and power fueled by the destruction of black personhood. Specters often linger, however, to claim title, and Ford argues that haunting can be a bid for property ownership. Through examining works by Harriet Jacobs, Hannah Crafts, Mark Twain, Herman Melville, Sherley Anne Williams, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Toni Morrison, Octavia Butler, and Natasha Trethewey, Ford reveals how writers can use the gothic to combat legal possession with spectral possession.

Haunted Jersey Shore Beaches, Boardwalks and Lighthouses

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ISBN 10 : 9781467152082
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Download or read book Haunted Jersey Shore Beaches, Boardwalks and Lighthouses written by Patricia Heyer and published by Arcadia Publishing. This book was released on 2022-08 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ghostly Fun in the Sand and Sun The wide sandy beaches, colorful boardwalks and majestic lighthouses of the Jersey Shore share supernatural secrets and unexplainable encounters... In Absecon the dead pose as guides for a unique afterhours tour of its historic lighthouse. A reformed criminal met the apparition of his victim, learning remorse is eternal, on Long Beach Island. Newly built casinos in Atlantic City have former patrons stopping by for one last goodbye, from beyond the grave. A spectral organist haunts and plays the pipe organ of Asbury Park's Convention Hall. Author Patricia Heyer uncovers the eerie mysteries that shroud many of the Shore's iconic landmarks.

Ghostbodies

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ISBN 10 : 9781783207930
Pages : 146 pages
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Download or read book Ghostbodies written by Maia Dolphin-Krute and published by Intellect Books. This book was released on 2017-05-01 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How is illness represented in today’s cultural texts? In Ghostbodies, Maia Dolphin-Krute argues that the illusive sick body is often made invisible – a ghost – because it does not always fit society’s definition of disability. In these pages, she reflectively engages in a philosophical discussion of the lived experience of illness alongside an examination of how language and cultural constructions influence and represent this experience in a variety of forms. The book provides a linguistic mirror through which the reader may see his or her own specific invalidity reflected, enabling an examination of what it is like to live within a ghostbody. In the end, Dolphin-Krute asks – if illness is not what it seems, what then is health?

Postcolonial Hauntologies: African Women’s Discourses of the Female Body

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Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781496211897
Pages : 264 pages
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Download or read book Postcolonial Hauntologies: African Women’s Discourses of the Female Body written by Ayo A. Coly and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2019-06 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Postcolonial Hauntologies is an interdisciplinary analysis of critical, literary, visual, and performance texts by women from different parts of Africa. Ayo A. Coly employs the concept of "hauntology" to examine postcolonial silences surrounding the African female body as well as female sexuality in the art of African women"--

A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 0199262187
Pages : 312 pages
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Download or read book A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction written by Robert Mighall and published by Oxford University Press on Demand. This book was released on 2003 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first major full-length study of Victorian Gothic fiction. Combining original readings of familiar texts with a rich store of historical sources, A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction is an historicist survey of nineteenth-century Gothic writing--from Dickens to Stoker, Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, through European travelogues, sexological textbooks, ecclesiastic histories and pamphlets on the perils of self-abuse. Critics have thus far tended to concentrate on specific angles of Gothic writing (gender or race), or the belief that the Gothic 'returned' at the so-called fin de si�cle. Robert Mighall, by contrast, demonstrates how the Gothic mode was active throughout the Victorian period, and provides historical explanations for its development from late eighteenth century, through the 'Urban Gothic' fictions of the mid-Victorian period, the 'Suburban Gothic' of the Sensation vogue, through to the somatic horrors of Stevenson, Machen, Stoker, and Doyle at the century's close. Mighall challenges the psychological approach to Gothic fiction which currently prevails, demonstrating the importance of geographical, historical, and discursive factors that have been largely neglected by critics, and employing a variety of original sources to demonstrate the contexts of Gothic fiction and explain its development in the Victorian period.

Writing Migration through the Body

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319976952
Pages : 283 pages
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Download or read book Writing Migration through the Body written by Emma Bond and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-09-05 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Writing Migration through the Body builds a study of the body as a mutable site for negotiating and articulating the transnational experience of mobility. At its core stands a selection of recent migration stories in Italian, which are brought into dialogue with related material from cultural studies and the visual arts. Occupying no single disciplinary space, and drawing upon an elaborate theoretical framework ranging from phenomenology to anthropology, human geography and memory studies, this volume explores the ways in which the skin itself operates as a border, and brings to the surface the processes by which a sense of place and self are described and communicated through the migrant body. Through investigating key concepts and practices of transnational embodied experience, the book develops the interpretative principle that the individual bodies which move in contemporary migration flows are the primary agents through which the transcultural passages of images, emotions, ideas, memories – and also histories and possible futures – are enacted.

One Homogeneous People

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ISBN 10 : 9781572337435
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Download or read book One Homogeneous People written by Trent A. Watts and published by Univ. of Tennessee Press. This book was released on 2010-09-30 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Southerners have a reputation as storytellers, as a people fond of telling about family, community, and the southern way of life. A compelling book about some of those stories and their consequences, One Homogeneous People examines the forging and the embracing of southern “pan-whiteness” as an ideal during the volatile years surrounding the turn of the twentieth century. Trent Watts argues that despite real and signi?cant divisions within the South along lines of religion, class, and ethnicity, white southerners—especially in moments of perceived danger—asserted that they were one people bound by a shared history, a love of family, home, and community, and an uncompromising belief in white supremacy. Watts explores how these southerners explained their region and its people to themselves and other Americans through narratives found in a variety of forms and contexts: political oratory, fiction, historiography, journalism, correspondence, literary criticism, and the built environment. Watts examines the assertions of an ordered, homogeneous white South (and the threats to it) in the unsettling years following the end of Reconstruction through the early 1900s. In three extended essays on related themes of race and power, the book demonstrates the remarkable similarity of discourses of pan-whiteness across formal and generic lines. In an insightful concluding essay that focuses on an important but largely unexamined institution, Mississippi’s Neshoba County Fair, Watts shows how narratives of pan-white identity initiated in the late nineteenth century have persisted to the present day. Written in a lively style, One Homogeneous People is a valuable addition to the scholarship on southern culture and post-Reconstruction southern history. Trent Watts is the editor of White Masculinity in the Recent South. His work has appeared in Southern Cultures and The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture. He is assistant professor of American studies at the Missouri University of Science and Technology.

Disciplining Bodies in the Gymnasium

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ISBN 10 : 9781135758110
Pages : 240 pages
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Download or read book Disciplining Bodies in the Gymnasium written by Sherry Mckay and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-05-06 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Architecture and design have been used to exert control over bodies, across lines of class, gender and race. They regulate access to certain spaces and facilities, impose physical or psychological barriers, and make particular activities possible for specific groups. Built in 1951, the War Memorial Gymnasium at the University of British Columbia is a prize-winning example of modernist architecture. Although conceived to honour the dead of World War II, it was far from being a neutral memorial and gymnasium for everyday athletes. This collection shows what the design, construction and shifting functions and spatial configurations of the building reveal about the values and aspirations of the university in the post-war years. It shows how the building reflected the social and power relations among university administrators, architects and planners, faculty, staff and students, and demonstrates how the culture and structure of the gymnasium responded to changing attitudes to competition, discipline, profession, gender, race and health. As the editors explain, built form has politics, and culture - sporting culture - is just politics by another name.

Gender Protest and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum American Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781409469926
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Download or read book Gender Protest and Same-Sex Desire in Antebellum American Literature written by Dr David Greven and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2014-03-28 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Expanding our understanding of the possibilities and challenges inherent in the expression of same-sex desire, Greven identifies a pattern of what he calls ‘gender protest’ in the writings of Margaret Fuller, Edgar Allan Poe, Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne. As Greven shows, antebellum authors took up the taboo subjects of same-sex desire and female sexuality and were adept in their use of a variety of rhetorical means for expressing the inexpressible.

Spook Stories Collection

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ISBN 10 : EAN:8596547007364
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Download or read book Spook Stories Collection written by E.F. Benson and published by DigiCat. This book was released on 2022-05-17 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. The novels feature humorous incidents in the lives of (mainly) upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and one-upmanship in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories. This edition includes: Spook Stories: Reconciliation The Face Spinach Bagnell Terrace A Tale of an Empty House Naboth's Vineyard Expiation Home Sweet Home "And no Birds Sings" The Corner House Corstophine The Temple More Spook Stories: The Step The Bed by the Window James Lamp The Dance The Hanging of Alfred Wadham Pirates The Wishing-Well The Bath-Chair Monkeys Christopher Comes Back The Sanctuary Thursday Evenings The Psychical Mallards

THE COMPLETE WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition)

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ISBN 10 : 9788027200924
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Download or read book THE COMPLETE WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition) written by E. F. Benson and published by e-artnow. This book was released on 2017-08-07 with total page 7500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of 'THE COMPLETE WORKS OF E. F. BENSON (Illustrated Edition)'. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Edward Frederic Benson (1867-1940) was an English novelist, biographer, memoirist, archaeologist and short story writer, known professionally as E.F. Benson. He started his novel writing career in 1893 with the fashionably controversial Dodo, which was an instant success, and followed it with a variety of satire and romantic and supernatural melodrama. He repeated the success of Dodo, with sequels to this novel, but the greatest success came relatively late in his career with The Mapp and Lucia series consisting of six novels and two short stories. The novels feature humorous incidents in the lives of (mainly) upper-middle-class British people in the 1920s and 1930s, vying for social prestige and one-upmanship in an atmosphere of extreme cultural snobbery. Benson was also known as a writer of atmospheric, oblique, and at times humorous or satirical ghost stories. Table of Contents: Make Way For Lucia: Queen Lucia Miss Mapp Lucia in London Mapp and Lucia Lucia's Progress or The Worshipful Lucia Trouble for Lucia The Male Impersonator Desirable Residences Novels: Dodo; A Detail of the Day Dodo's Daughter or Dodo the Second Dodo Wonders David Blaize David Blaize and the Blue Door David Blaize of King's The Rubicon The Judgement Books The Vintage Mammon and Co. Scarlet and Hyssop The Relentless City The Valkyries The Angel of Pain The House of Defence The Blotting Book Daisy's Aunt Mrs. Ames Thorley Weir Arundel Michael Up and Down Across the Stream Paying Guests Short Story Collections: The Room in the Tower, and Other Stories The Countess of Lowndes Square, and Other Stories Visible and Invisible Spook Stories More Spook Stories Historical Works: Deutschland Über Allah Crescent and Iron Cross Charlotte Bronte

Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy

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ISBN 10 : 9781438476919
Pages : 324 pages
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Download or read book Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy written by Emmanuel Alloa and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2019-12-01 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Assesses the importance of Merleau-Ponty to current and ongoing concerns in contemporary philosophy. Maurice Merleau-Ponty is widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century philosophy. The recent publication of his lecture courses and posthumous working notes has opened new avenues for both the interpretation of his thought and philosophy in general. These works confirm that, with a surprising premonition, Merleau-Ponty addressed many of the issues that concern philosophy today. With the benefit of this fuller picture of his thought, Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy undertakes an assessment of the philosopher’s relevance for contemporary thinking. Covering a diverse range of topics, including ontology, epistemology, anthropology, embodiment, animality, politics, language, aesthetics, and art, the editors gather representative voices from North America and Europe, including both Merleau-Ponty specialists and thinkers who have come to the philosopher’s work through their own thematic interest. “Merleau-Ponty and Contemporary Philosophy offers a rich set of writings by central and rising scholars, spanning various languages and traditions, who together show Merleau-Ponty’s continuing relevance for contemporary thinking on phenomenology, mind and nature, politics and power, and art and creation. This book will advance scholarship and also open new doors for those seeking to find their way into Merleau-Ponty’s ways of thinking.” — David Morris, author of The Sense of Space

The Slave in the Swamp

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ISBN 10 : 9781135470593
Pages : 296 pages
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Download or read book The Slave in the Swamp written by William Tynes Cowa and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-09-13 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race

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Publisher : University of Georgia Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780820344324
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race written by Harriet Pollack and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2013-01-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Faced with Eudora Welty's preference for the oblique in literary performances, some have assumed that Welty was not concerned with issues of race, or even that she was perhaps ambivalent toward racism. This collection counters those assumptions as it examines Welty's handling of race, the color line, and Jim Crow segregation and sheds new light on her views about the patterns, insensitivities, blindness, and atrocities of whiteness. Contributors to this volume show that Welty addressed whiteness and race in her earliest stories, her photography, and her first novel, Delta Wedding. In subsequent work, including The Golden Apples, The Optimist's Daughter, and her memoir, One Writer's Beginnings, she made the color line and white privilege visible, revealing the gaping distances between lives lived in shared space but separated by social hierarchy and segregation. Even when black characters hover in the margins of her fiction, they point readers toward complex lives, and the black body is itself full of meaning in her work. Several essays suggest that Welty represented race, like gender and power, as a performance scripted by whiteness. Her black characters in particular recognize whiteface and blackface as performances, especially comical when white characters are unaware of their role play. Eudora Welty, Whiteness, and Race also makes clear that Welty recognized white material advantage and black economic deprivation as part of a cycle of race and poverty in America and that she connected this history to lives on either side of the color line, to relationships across it, and to an uneasy hierarchy of white classes within the presumed monolith of whiteness. Contributors: Mae Miller Claxton, Susan V. Donaldson, Julia Eichelberger, Sarah Ford, Jean C. Griffith, Rebecca Mark, Suzanne Marrs, Donnie McMahand, David McWhirter, Harriet Pollack, Keri Watson, Patricia Yaeger.

The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism

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ISBN 10 : 9781351719315
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Download or read book The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism written by Linda Wagner-Martin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2018-10-03 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Introduction to American Postmodernism offers readers a fresh, insightful overview to all genres of postmodern writing. Drawing on a variety of works from not only mainstream authors but also those that are arguably unconventional, renowned scholar Linda Wagner-Martin gives the reader a solid framework and foundation to reading, understanding, and appreciating postmodern literature since its inception through the present day.

Driven toward Madness

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ISBN 10 : 9780821445860
Pages : 180 pages
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Download or read book Driven toward Madness written by Nikki M. Taylor and published by Ohio University Press. This book was released on 2016-12-15 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Margaret Garner was the runaway slave who, when confronted with capture just outside of Cincinnati, slit the throat of her toddler daughter rather than have her face a life in slavery. Her story has inspired Toni Morrison’s Beloved, a film based on the novel starring Oprah Winfrey, and an opera. Yet, her life has defied solid historical treatment. In Driven toward Madness, Nikki M. Taylor brilliantly captures her circumstances and her transformation from a murdering mother to an icon of tragedy and resistance. Taylor, the first African American woman to write a history of Garner, grounds her approach in black feminist theory. She melds history with trauma studies to account for shortcomings in the written record. In so doing, she rejects distortions and fictionalized images; probes slavery’s legacies of sexual and physical violence and psychic trauma in new ways; and finally fleshes out a figure who had been rendered an apparition.

Finding Charity’s Folk

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ISBN 10 : 9780820348780
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Download or read book Finding Charity’s Folk written by Jessica Millward and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2015-12-15 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Finding Charity’s Folk highlights the experiences of enslaved Maryland women who negotiated for their own freedom, many of whom have been largely lost to historical records. Based on more than fifteen hundred manumission records and numerous manuscript documents from a diversity of archives, Jessica Millward skillfully brings together African American social and gender history to provide a new means of using biography as a historical genre. Millward opens with a striking discussion about how researching the life of a single enslaved woman, Charity Folks, transforms our understanding of slavery and freedom in Revolutionary America. For African American women such as Folks, freedom, like enslavement, was tied to a bondwoman’s reproductive capacities. Their offspring were used to perpetuate the slave economy. Finding loopholes in the law meant that enslaved women could give birth to and raise free children. For Millward, Folks demonstrates the fluidity of the boundaries between slavery and freedom, which was due largely to the gendered space occupied by enslaved women. The gendering of freedom influenced notions of liberty, equality, and race in what became the new nation and had profound implications for African American women’s future interactions with the state.