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CFP: Death and the Maiden Conference, University of Winchester, 21-24 July 2017

Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference exploring the relationships between women and death–sure to inspire scholars of the Gothic and the fantastic. Death and the Maiden has long been an artistic genre in the West, with its roots in … Continue reading

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Theodore von Holst, ‘Frankenstein’ (1831)

A very erudite and penetrating article here by Ian Haywood of the University of Roehampton on the frontispiece to Mary Shelley’s 1831 edition of Frankenstein by Theodore von Holst, a protégé of Henry Fuseli. Haywood’s essay uses the image of … Continue reading

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Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 10 Dec 2016-19 Mar 2017

It’s rare that I don’t post anything on Angela Carter. And so here’s an event, or series of events, in Bristol on Carter that looks really amazing: Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter. There’s an exhibition of works that … Continue reading

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CFP: Re-orienting the Fairy Tale, Kanagawa University, Japan, 29-30 March 2017

This conference on Re-orienting the Fairy Tale, subtitled ‘Contemporary Fairy-Tale Adaptations across Cultures’, looks wonderful and covers the area of research I’m concentrating on at the moment–fairy tale adaptation in various media is a key concern of all of us … Continue reading

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CFP Gothic Modernisms, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 29-30 June 2017

This looks a very interesting conference on Gothic Modernisms in Amsterdam.

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The Gothic North Art Exhibition Opening Night, Manchester, 7 October 2016

Another overdue posting, I’m afraid: tickets (free!) for the opening night of MMU’s Gothic North Art Exhibition, which is part of their Gothic Manchester Festival (at which both Sam and I will be speaking later in the month) can be … Continue reading

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Soviet Communism and Technological Utopia

The Soviet version of communism was infused with optimism about technology as much as about social transformation. Soviet science fiction expresses this utopianism, and there’s some great artwork here; there’s an imaginative power to these images that goes beyond the … Continue reading

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Images of Witches

This is a very useful article, ‘Where do witches come from?’ on the iconography of witches through the ages, in literature but mainly painting (it was written to accompany an exhibition which has, unfortunately, long finished).

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Fairy Tale Art

A lovely site, Art Passions Fairy Tales, full of fairy tale art and children’s books illustration, featuring all the classic artists such as Arthur Rackham, William Morris, Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac, Gustave Doré, and many more, with full versions of … Continue reading

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Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter, RWA, Bristol, 10 Dec 16 – 19 Mar 17

Angela Carter is a key figure in the OGOM Project (as you might guess from the many postings here about her). Her explorations of the marvellous and the fabulous, her intertextuality and play with genres, her concerns with the metamorphoses … Continue reading

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