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The Resource Darkness subverted : Aboriginal gothic in black Australian literature and film, Katrin Althans

Darkness subverted : Aboriginal gothic in black Australian literature and film, Katrin Althans

Label
Darkness subverted : Aboriginal gothic in black Australian literature and film
Title
Darkness subverted
Title remainder
Aboriginal gothic in black Australian literature and film
Statement of responsibility
Katrin Althans
Title variation
Aboriginal gothic in black Australian literature and film
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"At the head of the Gothic novel proper lies the discursive binary of 'self' and 'other', which in colonial literature was quickly filled with representations of the colonial master and his Indigenous subject. Contemporary black Australian artists have usurped this colonial Gothic discourse, torn it to pieces, and finally transformed it into an Aboriginal Gothic. This study first develops the theoretical concept of an Aboriginal Gothic and then uses this term as a tol to analyse novels by Vivienne Cleven, Mudrooroo, Kim Scott, Sam Watson, and Alexis Wright as well as films directed by Beck Cole and Tracey Moffatt. It centres on the question of how a genuinely European mode, the Gothic can be permeated and thus digested by elements of Indigenous Australian culture in order to portray the current situation of Aboriginal Australians and to celebrate a recovered cultural identity." -- back cover
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Althans, Katrin
Dewey number
  • 823.087380989915
  • 791.43089991
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Representations & reflections : stusies in Anglophone literatures and cultures
Series volume
v. 2
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  • Nyoongah, Mudrooroo Narogin
  • Watson, Sam
  • Scott, Kim
  • Wright, Alexis
  • Cleven, Vivienne
  • Cole, Beck
  • Moffatt, Tracey
  • Fraser, Eliza
  • Gothic revival (Literature)
  • Australian literature
  • Motion pictures, Aboriginal Australian
  • Motion pictures, Australian
Label
Darkness subverted : Aboriginal gothic in black Australian literature and film, Katrin Althans
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-209)
Contents
I. Aboriginal Gothic -- II. Aboriginal appropriations -- 1. Re-biting the canon: Mudrooroo's vampire trilogy -- a. Classics rewritten -- Bram Stoker's Dracula -- William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair -- Herman Melville's Moby-Dick -- Ancient mythology -- b. Australia's 'legendary' history reassessed -- Eliza Fraser -- Russian Jack -- The Myall Creek massacre -- c. Identity reclaimed -- 2. De-composing the epic: Sam Watson's The Kadaitcha Sung -- 3. Un-singing historiography: Kim Scott's Benang -- 4. Con-juring the phantom: spectral memories -- Trauma interred: Alexis Wrights's Plains of Promise -- Pasts discovered: Vivienne Cleven's Her Sister's Eye -- Plains undermined: Beck Cole's Plains Empty -- 5. Trans-muting cinema: Tracey Moffatt's films -- a. Family melodrama assimilated: Night Cries -- b. Documentary appropriated: beDevil -- "Mr Chick" -- "Choo Choo Choo Choo" -- "Lovin' the Spin I'm in"
Control code
000045523107
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
iv, 214 p.
Isbn
9783899717686
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)505424133
Label
Darkness subverted : Aboriginal gothic in black Australian literature and film, Katrin Althans
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [189]-209)
Contents
I. Aboriginal Gothic -- II. Aboriginal appropriations -- 1. Re-biting the canon: Mudrooroo's vampire trilogy -- a. Classics rewritten -- Bram Stoker's Dracula -- William Makepeace Thackeray's Vanity Fair -- Herman Melville's Moby-Dick -- Ancient mythology -- b. Australia's 'legendary' history reassessed -- Eliza Fraser -- Russian Jack -- The Myall Creek massacre -- c. Identity reclaimed -- 2. De-composing the epic: Sam Watson's The Kadaitcha Sung -- 3. Un-singing historiography: Kim Scott's Benang -- 4. Con-juring the phantom: spectral memories -- Trauma interred: Alexis Wrights's Plains of Promise -- Pasts discovered: Vivienne Cleven's Her Sister's Eye -- Plains undermined: Beck Cole's Plains Empty -- 5. Trans-muting cinema: Tracey Moffatt's films -- a. Family melodrama assimilated: Night Cries -- b. Documentary appropriated: beDevil -- "Mr Chick" -- "Choo Choo Choo Choo" -- "Lovin' the Spin I'm in"
Control code
000045523107
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
iv, 214 p.
Isbn
9783899717686
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)505424133

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