Racism, misogyny, and the Othello myth : inter-racial couples from Shakespeare to Spike Lee / Celia R. Daileader.

Considering texts spanning four centuries, and bridging the Atlantic - from genres as diverse as English Renaissance drama, abolitionist literature, gothic horror and contemporary romance - Daileader questions Anglo-American culture's canonical narratives of inter-racial sex from a variety of p...

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Main Author: Daileader, Celia R.
Format: Book
Published: Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: Othellophilia
  • The heathen with the heart of gold : Othellophilia comes to America
  • Holes at the poles : gothic horror and the racial abject
  • Sisters in bondage : abolition, amalgamation, and the crisis of female authorship
  • Handsome devils : romance, rape, racism, and the rhet(t)oric of darkness
  • Invisible men, unspeakable acts : the spectacle of black male violence in modern American fiction
  • Conclusion : "White women are snaky" : jungle fever and its discontents.