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The Resource Searching for Sycorax : black women's hauntings of contemporary horror, Kinitra D. Brooks

Searching for Sycorax : black women's hauntings of contemporary horror, Kinitra D. Brooks

Label
Searching for Sycorax : black women's hauntings of contemporary horror
Title
Searching for Sycorax
Title remainder
black women's hauntings of contemporary horror
Statement of responsibility
Kinitra D. Brooks
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Searching for Sycorax highlights the unique position of Black women in horror as both characters and creators. Kinitra D. Brooks creates a racially gendered critical analysis of African diasporic women, challenging the horror genre's historic themes and interrogating forms of literature that have often been ignored by Black feminist theory. Brooks examines the works of women across the African diaspora, from Haiti, Trinidad, and Jamaica, to England and the United States, looking at new and canonized horror texts by Nalo Hopkinson, NK Jemisin, Gloria Naylor, and Chesya Burke. These Black women fiction writers take advantage of horror's ability to highlight U.S. white dominant cultural anxieties by using Africana folklore to revise horror's semiotics within their own imaginary. Ultimately, Brooks compares the legacy of Shakespeare's Sycorax (of The Tempest) to Black women writers themselves, who, deprived of mainstream access to self-articulation, nevertheless influence the trajectory of horror criticism by forcing the genre to de-centralize whiteness and maleness
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brooks, Kinitra Dechaun
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Horror tales, American
  • African American women authors
  • African American women in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Women, Black
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Feminist
  • African American women authors
  • African American women in literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Horror tales, American
  • Women, Black
Label
Searching for Sycorax : black women's hauntings of contemporary horror, Kinitra D. Brooks
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. searching for Sycorax : black women and horror -- 1. The importance of neglected intersections : characterizations of black women in mainstream horror texts -- 2. Black feminism and the struggle for literary respectability -- 3. Black women writing fluid fiction : an open challenge to genre normativity -- 4. Folkloric horror : a new way of reading black women's creative horror -- Conclusion. Sycorax's power of revision : reconstructing black women's counternarratives -- Appendix : creative work summary
Control code
on1013541232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813584645
Lccn
2017033671
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1v2qtrz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013541232
Label
Searching for Sycorax : black women's hauntings of contemporary horror, Kinitra D. Brooks
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. searching for Sycorax : black women and horror -- 1. The importance of neglected intersections : characterizations of black women in mainstream horror texts -- 2. Black feminism and the struggle for literary respectability -- 3. Black women writing fluid fiction : an open challenge to genre normativity -- 4. Folkloric horror : a new way of reading black women's creative horror -- Conclusion. Sycorax's power of revision : reconstructing black women's counternarratives -- Appendix : creative work summary
Control code
on1013541232
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813584645
Lccn
2017033671
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1v2qtrz
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1013541232

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