Gothicka by Victoria Nelson
Vampire Heroes, Human Gods, and the New Supernatural

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The Gothic has taken a revolutionary turn in this century. Today’s Gothic has fashioned its monsters and devils into heroes and angels and is actively reviving supernaturalism in popular culture. Nelson argues that this mainstreaming of a spiritually driven supernaturalism is a harbinger of what a post-Christian religion in America might look like.
 

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Victoria Nelson is an independent scholar living in California. She has taught at the University of California at Berkeley and at the University of HawaiiAuthor’s Home: Albany, CA
 
Published May 8, 2012 by Harvard University Press. 352 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Arts & Photography, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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But Victoria Nelson expands on this thesis to suggest that the Gothic has, in the 21st century, taken a "surprising new turn toward the light," not only "showing signs of outgrowing the dark supernaturalism it inherited from its eighteenth-century ancestor," but doing so in a way that promises to...

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Los Angeles Review of Books

By the same token, re-stating the fact of the matter about the supernatural — that it is fictional — suggests a Great Wrongness in that Total Theory, a misinterpretation of what the Gothic tradition in culture actually betrays.

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By the same token, re-stating the fact of the matter about the supernatural — that it is fictional — suggests a Great Wrongness in that Total Theory, a misinterpretation of what the Gothic tradition in culture actually betrays.

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