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dc.contributor.authorHoglund, Johan
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-06T06:17:18Z
dc.date.available2012-11-06T06:17:18Z
dc.date.issued2012-11-05
dc.identifier.issn1836-4845
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/26432
dc.description.abstractThe article notes that what Paul Brantlinger has referred to as the Imperial Gothic insists that the encounter between cultures results not in a transcultural merger, but in an apocalyptic struggle for survival. As this struggle is often tied to past and present-day imperial sentiment, the article suggests that both late-Victorian and contemporary fiction can effectively be discussed with the help of Marie Louise Pratt's concept transculturation. Through a reading of three vampire narratives, Stokers's Dracula (1897), Del Toro and Hogan's The Strain (2009) and Kostova's The Historian (2005), the article demonstrates how past and present imperial gothic texts describe the derailment of European modernity and insists that cultural encounter produce monstrous hybrids that threaten an ontological and/or epistemological apocalypse. In this way, the cultural encounter that these gothic novels imagine result in catastrophic transculturation and the article argues that this is a common way of understanding the transnational meeting in American neo-imperial discourse.en
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dc.subjectBram Stokeren
dc.subjectDraculaen
dc.subjectThe Strainen
dc.subjectGuillermo del Toroen
dc.subjectChuck Hoganen
dc.subjectThe Historianen
dc.subjectElizabeth Kostovaen
dc.subjectGothicen
dc.subjectImperialismen
dc.subjecttransculturationen
dc.titleCatastrophic Transculturation in Dracula, The Strain and The Historianen
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