Psychological Approaches of Gothic Literature in Contemporary America

The following article is a testimony of the widely spread Gothic literature which has gradually evolved, clustering day by day more styles, themes and narrative threads. Suffice is to say that the American authors’ digging deep in human consciousness has materialized into a primary focus for the Gothic researchers.

New psychological areas have opened to the so called ‘psychological Gothic’. Bearing in mind the fact that certain behavior and attitudes influence dramatically and sometimes irreversibly our mind, we understand the necessity of a ‘psychological discussion’ about this topic. Therefore, this article aims at literary concreteness and at a better understanding of Gothic anxieties projected back into barbaric times that seemed to be more appropriate for this type of psychology. 

Keywords: Gothic, literature, approach, American, psychology.