Southern gothic


Southern gothic

 a style of writing practiced by many writers of the American South whose stories set in that region are characterized by grotesque, macabre, or fantastic incidents. Flannery O'Connor (O'Connor, Flannery), Tennessee Williams (Williams, Tennessee), Truman Capote (Capote, Truman), William Faulkner (Faulkner, William), and Carson McCullers (McCullers, Carson) are among the best-known writers of Southern gothic. See also gothic (Gothic novel).

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Southern Gothic — NOTOC Southern Gothic is a subgenre of the Gothic writing style, unique to American literature. Like its parent genre, it relies on supernatural, ironic, or unusual events to guide the plot. Unlike its predecessor, it uses these tools not for the …   Wikipedia

  • Southern Gothic — Le Southern Gothic est un genre littéraire propre à la littérature des États Unis et plus précisément des régions du sud de ce pays. Sous genre du roman fantastique, il se caractérise par la récurrence de certains thèmes ou éléments un peu comme… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gothic fiction — (sometimes referred to as Gothic horror) is a genre of literature that combines elements of both horror and romance. As a genre, it is generally believed to have been invented by the English author Horace Walpole, with his 1764 novel The Castle… …   Wikipedia

  • Southern Ontario Gothic — is a sub genre of the Gothic novel genre and a feature of Canadian literature that comes from Southern Ontario. Writers of this sub genre include Alice Munro, Timothy Findley, Douglas Cooper, Margaret Atwood, Robertson Davies, Jane Urquhart,… …   Wikipedia

  • Gothic — or Goth may refer to:Germanic personsOriginally, the ethnonym of a group of East Germanic tribes. *The Goths – **the Gothic language, an extinct East Germanic language, spoken by the Goths ***the Crimean Gothic, Gothic language spoken by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Southern Poverty Law Center — Founder(s) Morris Dees Joseph R. Levin, Jr. Type Public interest law firm Founded 1971 Location Montgomery, Alabama …   Wikipedia

  • Southern literature — (sometimes called the literature of the American South) is defined as American literature about the Southern United States or by writers from this region. Characteristics of Southern literature include a focus on a common Southern history, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Gothic architecture — See also: Gothic art The western façade of Reims Cathedral, France …   Wikipedia

  • Gothic Revival architecture — Notable Neo Gothic edifices: top: Palace of Westminster, London; left: Cathedral of Learning, Pittsburgh; right: Sint Petrus en Pauluskerk, Ostend …   Wikipedia

  • Southern Renaissance — The Southern Renaissance (also known as Southern Renascence) [Tate, Allen, The New Provincialism , 1945] was the reinvigoration of American Southern literature that began in the 1920s and 1930s with the appearance of writers such as William… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.