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Gothic Literature and Film

Use this libguide to find online and print scholarship on the Gothic. Please email me if you have questions.

Key Authors

American Fiction, "...from Charles Brockden Brown to William Faulkner or Eudora Welty, Paul Bowles or John Hawkes is a gothic fiction, sadistic and melodramatic--a literature of darkness and the grotesque in a land of light and affirmation"--Leslie Fiedler

American Gothic

  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Charles Brockden Brown (Wieland, Edgar Huntly)
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman (The Yellow Wallpaper)
  • Washington Irving
  • Stephen King
  • Joyce Carol Oates
  • James Purdy
  • John Hawkes

Southern Gothic

  • Flannery O'Connor
  • William Faulkner
  • Erskine Caldwell (Tobacco Road)
  • Carson McCullers (The  Heart is a Lonely Hunter)
  • Eudora Welty
  • Tennessee Williams
  • Truman Capote
  • Cormac McCarthy

Websites

Scholarly Resources at FSU

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