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China Miéville: Beatrix Potter, Enid Blyton and the ‘pictureskew’

A very interesting essay by China Miéville on the dark side of the picturesque and English landscape in children’s literature.

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More Angela Carter from ‘The Gothic Imagination’ blog

Following on from the first blog post on Angela Carter and scopophilia on The Gothic Imagination blog, here is the next post, ‘The Eye of Profane Pleasures: Fairy Tales, Pornography and the Male Gaze in Angela Carter’s “The Bloody Chamber” and “The … Continue reading

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‘The Aural Aesthetics of Ghosts in BBC Ghost Stories’

This is a wonderful series of articles on ‘The Aural Aesthetics of Ghosts in BBC Ghost Stories’ which should be of interest to anyone who enjoyed radio adaptations and the power of sound in creating Gothic landscapes.

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CFP: Fourth World Dracula Congress

The Fourth World Dracula Congress organised by the Transylvanian Society of Dracula will be taking place on the 2oth-21st October 2016, at Trinity College, Dublin. The CFP has been released and abstracts of 150-250 words need to be sent in by … Continue reading

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CFP: The Dark Arts Journal

Just a quick reminder that ‘The Dark Arts Journal’ is looking for submissions of 4,000-5,000 words on the theme ‘The Gothic and all its forms’. The deadline is 28th February 2016. And more information can be found on its website.

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CFP: World Vampire Congress 2016

The following CFP has been released for the World Vampire Congress 2016 which forms part of the Bram Stoker International Film Festival (BSIFF) which will be taking place 27th-30th October 2016, Whitby, Yorkshire. More information can be found below: “World … Continue reading

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Walpole: The House and the Letters

The New York Review of Books has in its latest issue an article by Geoffrey Wheatley, ‘Walpole: The House & the Letters’. It as the name suggests a look at Strawberry Hill, the Gothic abode Walpole engineered for himself, and his … Continue reading

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New Publications: Dangerous Bodies and Evil Children

There are two excellent publications out at the moment. The first is Dangerous Bodies: Historicising the Corporeal Gothic (2016) by Marie Mulvey-Roberts which looks at how the body is oppressed and surpressed in Gothic texts. The other one is an edited book Little Horrors: … Continue reading

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Jane Austen vs. Zombies

This video considers what Jane Austen would think about the movie ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ which is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith and, of course, Jane Austen. Once it has been released, … Continue reading

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The Artistic Troll

I love studying the Gothic. I love exploring the twisted realms of the imagination. I love the creatures hidden in the pages of books that follow me home at night. (I can live with the shadows on my walls transforming … Continue reading

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