Diagnostische Unterbrechungen. Rezension zu Johanna Braun, All-American-Gothic Girl
In: all-over | Magazin für Kunst und Ästhetik 14, Spring Summer 2018, pp. 57–61, ISSN 2235-1604 (editorial-reviewed), http://allover-magazin.com/?p=3165
This essay reviews Johanna Braun's book All-American-Gothic Girl (2017) to reflect the authors method of hauntology as both a scientific and artistic way of research. This is to open up a twofold perspective onto the specific Girl that Braun examines through narratives in literature, film, and series: namely, how the Gothic Girl functions as a mediator of the legal system and its empty spaces, such as how the author herself occupies a transitory position through disciplines and subject-figurations to write in the name of the All-American-Gothic Girl. Braun does so by linking gender to architecture and law, or rather to the architecture of law. Thereby she raises urgent questions regarding the polyphone history of the United States, haunted by its colonial past.