Title

Accepting monsters: Multimodal gothic in i kill giants and a monster calls

Author Identifier

Debra Dudek

ORCID : 0000-0003-2882-8830

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Title

Young adult gothic fiction: Monstrous selves/monstrous others

Publisher

University of Wales Press/Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru

School

School of Arts and Humanities

RAS ID

36622

Comments

Dudek, D. (2021). Accepting monsters: Multimodal gothic in i kill giants and a monster calls. In M. J. Smith & K. Moruzi (Eds.), Young adult gothic fiction: Monstrous selves/monstrous others (pp. 181-199). University of Wales Press/Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru. https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/Y/bo125520502.html

Abstract

The contemporary resurgence of the Gothic in young adult fiction signals the anxieties and hopes of young people in the twenty-first century. The essays in this collection demonstrate how the shifting conception of adolescence as a liminal stage is mobilized through Gothic spaces and concepts. 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.

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Research Themes

Society and Culture

Priority Areas

Individual, economic, organisational, political and social transformation

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