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vii Contents Preface ix Acknowledgments xv Introduction. Searching for Sycorax: Black Women and Horror 1 . The Importance of Neglected Intersections: Characterizations of Black Women in Mainstream Horror Texts 16 . Black Feminism and the Struggle for Literary Respectability 41 . Black Women Writing Fluid Fiction: An Open Challenge to Genre Normativity 56 . Folkloric Horror: A New Way of Reading Black Women’s Creative Horror 95 Conclusion. Sycorax’s Power of Revision: Reconstructing Black Women’s Counternarratives 127 Appendix: Creative Work Summary 133 Notes 167 Index 195 ...