Karen Halttunen (NHC Fellow, 1994–95)
Murder and the Gothic Imagination in American Culture
University of California, DavisReturn to All Fellows
Fellowship Work Summary, 1994–95
Karen Halttunen wrote two hundred pages of her book, Murder and the Gothic Imagination in American Culture, and blocked out the remaining chapter. With co-editor Lewis Perry, she planned a volume of essays, Moral Problems in American Life: New Perspectives on Cultural History, to be published by Cornell University Press, and she revised "Humanitarianism and the Pornography of Pain in Anglo-American Culture" (American Historical Review, April 1995).