Published on August 22, 2014  

Johan Höglund, Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Linnaeus University, Sweden, spent a semester at Samford in the fall of 2005 as a visiting professor.

Ashgate Publishing Group recently released his new book, The American Imperial Gothic: Popular Culture, Empire, Violence (part of the series: The Cultural Politics of Media and Popular Culture)  

Dr. Christopher Metress has ordered a copy for Samford’s library. Wide Angle, the Department of English online journal of film and literature plans to include a review in its next issue.

Höglund is a member of Linnaeus University Centre for Concurrences in Postcolonial Studies and his most recent publications include Transnational and Postcolonial Vampires: Dark Blood (2012), 'Parables for the Paranoid: Affect and the War Gothic' in Continuum: Journal of Media and Cultural Studies (2013) and 'Black Englishness and the Concurrent Voices of Richard Marsh in The Surprising Husband' in English Literature in Transition (2013).

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