Cyfres: Gothic Literary Studies
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‘This is a new book, an original book. It traces the history of literary representations of violence and fear in South Africa, and it interrogates the ways in which these might be fruitfully considered as falling within the remit of ‘Gothic’. The reader will find here a vast range of texts; a continuing political commentary handled with subtlety and discrimination; and a sure hand when thinking through the postcolonial implications on Gothic tropes’.
- Professor David Punter, University of Bristol
‘South African Gothic maps a complicated literary history, charting a course that is absorbing, engaging and insightful. Moving from Gordimer and Coetzee to Wicomb and Brink (as well as many others), Duncan reads Gothic narratives of diverse anxieties that emerge in the social, cultural and political transition from apartheid to democracy. Theoretically informed and well written, this book is an important intervention in Gothic literary studies.’
- Professor Justin D. Edwards, University of Stirling
'Rooted effectively in history and criticism, and with a clear sense of purpose and style, Duncan’s South African Gothic: Anxiety and Creative Dissent in the Post-apartheid Imagination and Beyond is a must-read for scholars of Postcolonial Gothic.'
- Fantastika Journal
Introduction: South African Gothic, Heterotopia and Dissent
The Pastoral Unconscious: Gothic and Interregnum in Late-Apartheid Fiction
Writing Phantoms: Gothic Mourning in the Time of Transition
Liberation/Neoliberalism: South African Horror after the Millennium
Coda: Towards Creative Dissent