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Un-American or white vs. P. Lovecraft’s subterranean grotesques mixing different species (Lloyd-Smith 2004: 142). There is additional insight for Lloyd-Smith, too, provided by a psychoanalytic-symbolic notion that Derrida has highlighted in the work of Nicholas Abraham and Maria Torok: a “geneological inheritance” within the “unconscious” that they call “the phantom” in a special sense. In this scheme, spectral signs that haunt subjects internally or externally harbor “unacknowledged traumas” in the minds of much older ancestors and/or a collective unconscious of suppressed “cultural determinants,” as in The House of the Seven Gables when its characters’ memories and hidden documents turn out to sequester a “class wrong” against one man and his sect several generations ago and “the larger wrong of the dispossession of the Native Americans,” aspects of which were kept secret by the wronged man, his descendents, and their usurpers (2004: 146–148).

Readers can find this approach quite recently in such studies as A Passion for Consumption by Anna Sonser or The Suburban Gothic in American Popular Culture (2009) by Bernice M. Murphy. The combination of psychoanalytic and Marxist theory in Fiedler, since both are always focused like the Gothic on repressed levels and their sublimations, also continues in scholarship long after Love and Death. One example is in Redefining the American Gothic by Louis Gross, in which older and newer Gothic texts and films are paired with each other to reveal “alternative vision[s] of the American experience” appropriate to each era, retorts to those discourses that have avoided the deepest-seated “social, sexual, and political projections” of American thought (Gross 1989: 2).

1993). Frontier Gothic: Terror and Wonder at the Frontier in American Literature. London: Associated University Presses. Thirteen original essays using structuralist, gender-based, and historicist lenses on texts that Gothicize the American frontier from Brockden Brown in the 1790s to Native Americans in the 1980s. M. (2009). The Suburban Gothic in American Popular Culture. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. A gender theory, Marxist, cultural studies look at how and why the deep inequities most haunting American suburbia are represented in Gothic efforts from Shirley Jackson’s fiction to Buffy the Vampire Slayer on television.

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