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Peripheral Fear

Transformations of the Gothic in Canadian and Australian Fiction

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Gerry Turcotte

Contents: Old World Gothic: Background and Sources – Theorizing Colonial Gothic – Gothic Influences to the First Novels – Three Nineteenth-Century Gothic Novels: Wacousta, His Natural Life and A Strange Manuscript Found in a Copper Cylinder – «Convicts to Australia - Bastards to Canada»: The Metaphysical Gothic of Patrick White and Robertson Davies – «Speaking the Formula of Abjection»: Hybrids and Gothic Discourses in Louis Nowra’s Novels – The Gothic and Sexuality: Marian Engel’s Bear and Elizabeth Jolley’s The Well – «A Shocking Bad Book To Be Sure, Sir»: The Gothic as Counter-Discursive Strategy in Margaret Atwood’s and Kate Grenville’s Fiction.