Kipling’s Gothic and Postcolonial Laughter

Andrew Smith

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    By exploring how laughter is represented in Kipling's ghost stories this article attempts a re-evaluation of how colonial and postcolonial identities can be theorised within the Gothic. Laughter, and the disorientation that it provokes, is accorded a Gothic function that destabilises images of colonial authority.
    Original languageEnglish
    Article number43568505
    Pages (from-to)58 - 69
    Number of pages11
    JournalGothic Studies
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2009


    • Rudyard Kipling
    • colonial
    • ghost story
    • postcolonial


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