Accepting monsters: Multimodal gothic in i kill giants and a monster calls
Young adult gothic fiction: Monstrous selves/monstrous others
University of Wales Press/Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru
School of Arts and Humanities
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.