The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture

Backwoods Horror and Terror in the Wilderness

  • Bernice M. Murphy

About this book


The Rural Gothic in American Popular Culture argues that complex and often negative initial responses of early European settlers continue to influence American horror and gothic narratives to this day. The book undertakes a detailed analysis of key literary and filmic texts situated within consideration of specific contexts.


America culture Europe Narrative

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernice M. Murphy
    • 1
  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Media & Culture Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-46972-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-35372-6
  • About this book