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The gothic potential of technology
Lisa Mullen

story of two worlds, the one we know, and another which exists only in the mind of a young airman whose life and imagination have been violently shaped by war.’ When Peter is recalled to heaven, he lodges a legal appeal against his death on the basis that he has fallen in love with June. But at his court case, his only witness is a material object – June’s fallen tear caught on a pink rose and solidified into glass in the timeless realm of the heavenly court. This object-witness helps to entrench the film within the gothic tradition, however

in Mid-century gothic
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Cousins and the changing status of family
Jenny DiPlacidi

Littlewood examines the higher social stigma against cross-generational incest due to the sexualisation of power and the erosion of care-giving involved in such relationships (p. 145). 87 The illness may be what robs Sir Lusignan of his desire for extramarital affairs; Thomas draws on the Gothic tradition

in Gothic incest
Generic experimentation in My Life as a Man, The Counterlife, The Facts, Deception and Operation Shylock
David Brauner

Southern Gothic tradition exemplified by Flannery O’Connor or with the modernism of William Faulkner. Others still, such as E.L. Doctorow, Jane Smiley and Tim O’Brien, seem to inhabit a different genre with each new work. In spite of this diversity, critical debate has tended to revolve around a dichotomy (perhaps more perceived than actual) between realism and postmodernism. For enthusiasts of postmodernism, the fiction of writers such as Pynchon and DeLillo is innovative, challenging, subversive, philosophically profound and intellectually rich; according to its

in Philip Roth