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  Southern Gothic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Southern Gothic is a subgenre of the Gothic writing style, unique to American literature.
One of the most notable features of the Southern Gothic is "The Grotesque" — this includes situations, places, or stock characters that often possess some cringe-inducing qualities, typically racial bigotry and egotistical self-righteousness — but enough good traits that readers finds themselves interested nevertheless.
While often disturbing, Southern Gothic authors commonly use deeply flawed, grotesque characters for greater narrative range and more opportunities to highlight unpleasant aspects of Southern culture, without being too literal or appearing to be overly moralistic.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southern_Gothic   (319 words)

 Southern Ontario Gothic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Southern Ontario Gothic is a sub-genre of the Gothic novel genre and a feature of Canadian literature that comes from Southern Ontario.
Like the Southern Gothic of American writers such as William Faulkner, Flannery O'Connor and Eudora Welty, Southern Ontario Gothic analyzes and critiques social conditions such as race, gender, religion and politics, but in a Southern Ontario context.
Southern Ontario Gothic is generally characterized by a stern realism set against the dour small-town Protestant morality stereotypical of the region, and often has underlying themes of moral hypocrisy.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Southern_ontario_gothic   (268 words)

 Southern Gothic Online Submissions
Gothic requires a certain eccentricity of phrase or imagery or subject or mood, or of the writer herself.
A juxtaposition of the startling with the mundane, the sacred with the profane.
Southern Gothic is fiction and poetry written by Southerners (native, imported, and honorary) that involves the grotesque, the mysterious, the desolate, and/or the fantastic, to some degree.
www.southerngothic.org /submissions.htm   (555 words)

 » Blog Archive » Why Southern Gothic?
For general edification, Southern Gothic literature is a dark and often macabre writing style native to the American South, emphasizing the bizarre, grotesque, supernatural and violent.
Southern Gothic is a sub-genre of Gothic literature.
The Gothic novel is an English literary genre, which was supposedly born with Horace Walpole’s “The Castle of Otranto” in 1764.
www.tastypixels.net /journal?p=35   (340 words)

 Gothic literature, characteristic of gothic literature, southern gothic literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Gothic literature as a movement was a disappointment to the idealistic romantic poets for the sentimental character idealized by Ann Radcliffe could not...
Southern gothic literature explores and critiques the stereotypical culture of the South...
Gothic literature is an outlet for the ancient fears of humanity in an age of reason.
www.malltm.com /gothic-literature.html   (1299 words)

 southern gothic NEWS, THE BUZZ, ARTICLES & MORE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
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Washington Post - In his desiccated, Southern Gothic staging of "The Children's Hour" for the Washington Shakespeare Company, director H. Lee Gable marinates Lillian Hellman's right-minded 1930s melodrama in postmodern sexual politics.
gothspot.info /southerngothic   (580 words)

In Southern literature, a tradition called Southern Gothic combines elements of the grotesque and the bizarre with mimesis.
Since the middle of the 20th century, Southern writers have interpreted and illuminated the history and culture of the region through the conventions of the Gothic narrative (or Gothic novel), which at its best provides insight into the horrors institutionalized in societies and social conventions.
Faulkner deals with the sins of the fathers (his own antebellum white southern ancestors…) and the burdens of the regional past, and he views that past with a mixture of love and hate, pride, shame, and guilt…he is fascinated with the head-centered man…who is deficient in things of the heart.
web.uccs.edu /history/courses/hum399faulkmor/faulknergoth.htm   (437 words)

 Southern Gothic:
--For years, many southerners clung to the Old South ideals, as if nothing had changed.
century were slow to reach the South, and these changes were unwelcome by many southerners.
  The Southern Gothic stories of the 1940’s drew on both this tradition and the popular English romances of the 19
pages.sbcglobal.net /elcho/southerngothic.htm   (239 words)

 Southern gothic (Seattle Weekly)
Alma is a 55-year-old fading Southern beauty and the mother of Margie, the film's producer, herself a spunky firecracker of a gal who heads a country-and-Western swing band and can party with the best of them.
On the surface, Margie's a small-town girl escaping her "crazy" mother (who hears voices at the A and P and believes Elvis is Margie's dad) and reticent father Jim.
Southern gothic — One Georgia family copes with myriad problems.
www.seattleweekly.com /film/0108/film-gee.php   (461 words)

 ArtandCulture Movement: Southern Gothic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
The Old South’s reputation for sultry decadence lives on in a literature that meshes the moody romanticism of Gothic novels with the American South’s sensibility of tragedy and doom.
In contemporary literature, the Southern Gothic moniker usually implies horror -- sometimes overt, sometimes covert, in either a historical or a modern setting.
This monthly publication has been around for a few years and is filled with all things related to the Gothic movement in general and to Southern Gothic literature in particular.
www.artandculture.com /cgi-bin/WebObjects/ACLive.woa/wa/movement?id=462   (264 words)

 Lost In the Southern Gothic Fun House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Perhaps it is the often perfectly breezeless summer air, as if time itself were stopped, or the blinding brightness of the sun reflected off of the whitewashed above-ground tombs, or the overgrowth of briars and weeds that shelter and hide countless gnats, fireflies, and spiders.
Writers like Faulkner have always latched onto this typical Southern imagery, adding to the mix their depictions of the grotesques who often populate Southern Gothic Literature—if not the actual South itself.
Harry Crane relates the story of how he and his sister Thomasina were sent out into the woods to put the family hound dog out of its misery—only to make a gruesome discovery when they find the mutilated body of a local fl woman tied up near the river bottoms.
www.lsu.edu /necrofile/bottomstideland.htm   (1445 words)

 Tightly Wound: Southern Gothic II - A
Southern Gothic II - A Gun for Miss Emily My Aunt Pat's first husband (and father to the three sons involved in the whole lioness fiasco) died when the youngest son was about 15.
She is crazy in that uniquely southern way that inspires people like Faulkner to write dark tales of familial intrigue and violence.
Next time, I'll round out the Southern Gothic series (for the time being--I have many stories, grasshopper) with a visit to the mountain dwelling branch of the family, where you'll get this quote explained:
www.bigarmwoman.com /archives/000037.html   (669 words)

 Technorati Tag: SouthernGothic
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 miaminewtimes.com | News | Southern Gothic
The familiar yodel of the Meridian-born country bluesman makes a perfect soundtrack for a drive through the pastoral Southern landscape, where clapboard churches mark the miles, spectral kudzu vines drape wooded hills, and the earth showing between roadside train tracks is colored a rusty red.
The catering was Southern home cooking supplied by two elderly women named Annie and Rose, who toted huge loads of fried chicken and butter beans to the set.
The movie was the first to be made in the industrial-era railroad town of 46,000 -- briefly the capital of Mississippi during the Civil War -- and it was big enough news to receive continuous coverage in the daily Meridian Star.
www.miaminewtimes.com /issues/1999-04-01/feature2_full.html   (4740 words)

 Characteristics of southern gothic literature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Today the broadly spanned arches to the southern and the...
An illustrated description of the origins and characteristics of the style and its variants and revival.
Thomson of the Department of Literature and Philosophy of Georgia Southern University...
www.thebluefootproject.com /4898   (247 words)

 Southern Gothic Tony Bishop Southland Artist
Vibrant, cheerful colours which often depict death, murder, hopelessness, poverty and loss of dreams seem barely balanced with humour and childlike honesty.
Tony has been painting for most of his life and this style of painting; this "Southern Gothic" has been particularly difficult to master.
There has been so much interest in 'Southern Gothic' that this website has been developed to showcase and offer a wider public access to the art you see on www.bybishop.com.
bybishop.com   (263 words)

 Southern Gothic Online
Jason's work is already well-represented on the web, but I am grateful to him for letting us publish one of the best stories I've read in a while.
His story is as Southern Gothic as it gets.
You may notice that the southern link in this story is a bit thin, as it is set in Morocco and Paris, but it was just too good of a story to pass up.
www.southerngothic.org   (318 words)

 New Southern Gothic
Folio Weekly contained an article this week by Shelton Hull in which he wrote many a kind thing about the band New Southern Gothic.
New Southern Gothic crawled out from under a mossy rock in March of 2005, when Nestor said "Hey Frank, I think I'll get some folks together to play my songs with me." This is the birth of nderstatement.
We piled together a murder of brothers and planted a stand of trees, all hickory nuts and pinecones at the time.
newsoutherngothic.blogspot.com   (267 words)

 Poetry Hut Blog » Southern Gothic Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Southern Gothic Online — I have a poem online there right now.
You can follow this entry by subscribing to the comment feed.
I just had a poem added to Southern Gothic Online and read yours — scary.
poetryhut.com /wordpress/index.php/2005/12/01/southern-gothic-online   (330 words)

 Nicolai's Railroad: a southern gothic?
A Gothic Novel in the Making pt 1
This is a paragraph of text that could go in the sidebar.
"A fast-moving cross-continental trip destined for a rural southern town based on a call for help from a phantom; a neighborhood with no lights,no sounds, no movement & no kids-on Halloween.
blackburn49.tripod.com /2005/01/southern-gothic.htm   (177 words)

 Fun:: Southern Gothic
Alas, none of them are entirely true, but I still wonder.
Actions in photoshop made it as gothic as I wanted it to be.
This is supposed to be a cover for a catalog that a friend of mine is doing...wonder how that's going.
home.triad.rr.com /morkim/portfolio/house.html   (90 words)

 Salt Lake City Weekly - Southern Gothic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Four years ago, Scott Bondy forgot to be a Southern man. It was understandable.
But pinpointing that perfect Southern blend of grit, soul and swing proved to be as easy as spotting a specific mosquito in the swamp, especially considering the fact that Bondy’s world was being blasted from all sides.
It took four years, but all that lag time paid off, if only because Bondy figured out the key to his version of Southern gothic.
www.slweekly.com /editorial/2003/scen_2_2003-05-22.cfm   (813 words)

 Show Business Weekly: Review: Southern Gothic Novel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-03)
Written and performed by Frank Blocker, Southern Gothic Novel is a terrific way to spend an hour at the Fringe Festival this year.
The result is a dazzling array of dysfunctional Southern characters that surpass anything Margaret Mitchell dreamed up for Gone With The Wind.
The pacing is brisk and the stereotypes, clichés and accents fly fast and furious as he races towards the finish.
www.showbusinessweekly.com /archive/240/southern_gothic.shtml   (370 words)

 Emerald City: Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Reviews - #122
Tor is not known for believing in horror novels, but one of their forthcoming releases is an interesting piece of Southern Gothic from debut novelist, Cherie Priest.
Eden, for most of the book, is a confident, self-assured young woman who is determined to put to rest the skeletons in her family closet before they get out and start annoying anyone else.
She has no truck with her lunatic Christian Avenger of a cousin, nor with her eccentric Southern Dame of an aunt who looks down with contempt on Eden’s half-breed side of the family.
www.emcit.com /emcit122.php   (16764 words)

 clevescene.com | News | Southern Gothic
It fills the basement theater with the sweet, intoxicating static electricity of a summer storm.
Set in Depression-era Kentucky, it is a homecoming parade of Southern Gothic, led by the ever-pervasive influence of playwright and novelist Carson McCullers.
On hand is a descendant of the memorable tomboy Frankie from Member of the Wedding, and the twisted ramifications of obsessive love and desire from Reflections in a Golden Eye.
www.clevescene.com /issues/2000-03-09/stage.html   (811 words)

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 Horror in the South with Southern Gothic - HorrorMovies.ca
I just received a press release about a new independent horror film titled SOUTHER GOTHIC which is a dark horror/thriller set in the South, and chronicles a man who must atone for a tragic mistake by saving a little girl from a band of ruthless, undead killers.
Jeffrey D. Erb, President of Kindred Media Group said, "We’re excited to have the opportunity to produce ‘Southern Gothic’, as we have been keenly interested in Mark’s vision for the film since we first met him regarding the distribution of ‘Phreaker’."
Producer Frank Vitolo, whose has worked with some of the largest names in Hollywood, said, "I feel fortunate to be working with Mark Young, who is as talented, specific, and clear a director as any I have ever seen.
www.horror-movies.ca /horror_5221.html   (544 words)

 CSIndy: Southern gothic (November 6, 2003)
From Sandra Russell Clark’s In Search of Eden series at Phototroph on Friday.
Sandra Russell Clark, whose work will grace Phototroph Gallery's walls for the next few weeks, is a photographer with a fine Southern sensibility.
On view are three different series, created in the '80s and '90s in Mississippi, Louisiana, Italy, France and Delaware.
www.csindy.com /csindy/2003-11-06/livelong2.html   (500 words)

 Tightly Wound: Southern Gothic III - Deliverance
Southern Gothic III - Deliverance So my cousin Lee (you know, the one whose dog was devoured by his brother's lioness) moved up to the NC/TN mountains after he got out of the Marines.
So my cousin Lee (you know, the one whose dog was devoured by his brother's lioness) moved up to the NC/TN mountains after he got out of the Marines.
Posted by Big Arm Woman at April 21, 2003 09:55 AM
www.bigarmwoman.com /archives/000034.html   (442 words)

 Press Release Southern Gothic Novel / Midtown International Theatre Festival
Young girls are disappearing mysteriously in Aberdeen, but when the hopelessly romantic Viola Haygood gets kidnapped, it seems that nearly everyone’s got a motive.
In about an hour.” Equal parts David Lynch and Fried Green Tomatoes, Next Magazine called Southern Gothic Novel “a theatrical tour-de-force reminiscent of Greater Tuna crossed with A Prairie Home Companion.
Blocker's writing is sly, sharp, erudite and unerringly funny, and his talent for voices and characterization is simply wonderful.” The play has enjoyed a diverse audience as well as much repeat business at each of its varied venues including The Red Room, where the show has been scouted by Showtime and Bravo television.
emerging.freewebspace.com /Plays/pressrelease200408.html   (298 words)

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