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Young Adult Gothic Fiction: Monstrous Selves/Monstrous Others
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Young Adult Gothic Fiction: Monstrous Selves/Monstrous Others (Hardback)

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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.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismChildren's literature studies: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writersMind, Body & SpiritUnexplained phenomena / the paranormalMonsters & legendary beings Publisher: University of Wales Press Publication Date: 15/06/2021 ISBN-13: 9781786837509  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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