Tag Archives: Byron
‘Some curious disquiet’: Polidori, the Byronic vampire, and its progeny A symposium for the bicentenary of The Vampyre’ 6-7 April 2019, Keats House, Hampstead We’re beyond excited to announce our next event (above) in the spring. John Polidori published his … Continue reading
What a fabulous conference Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil at the University of Sheffield was! Brilliant organisation by the wonderful Angela Wright and Madeleine Callaghan. I’m feeling that post-conference melancholy. Met some great new people and caught up with … Continue reading
I have been lucky enough to finish reading Chris Riddell’s latest book in the Goth Girl series, Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright (2015). The series follows the adventures of Ada Goth, the daughter of the renowned poet Lord Goth who is ‘mad, … Continue reading
More useful information from Roger Luckhurst on the origins of the vampire. This timeline illustrates the ethnographic and literary precursors of Stoker’s Dracula.
I’m very much looking forward to this conference, ‘Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil’, celebrating that moment of the Shelley-Byron circle when both Frankenstein and the literary vampire were born ‘The year without a summer’, as 1816 was known, was … Continue reading
Stephanie Gallon, of the University of Sunderland’s Spectral Visions group, has interviewed me here about the Open Graves, Open Minds Project and paranormal romance. I enjoyed the interview very much; her questions were relevant and challenging and helped me clarify … Continue reading
An account of that seminal moment when both Frankenstein and the literary vampire were born; part of BBC4’s season on Gothic. I’ve not watched this yet (not having a TV), but the very erudite Dr Angela Wright of the University … Continue reading
This looks excellent, though I’ve not watched it yet! The inspiring Dr Angela Wright from the University of Sheffield contributes to this programme on the origins of the literary vampire and of Frankenstein, which will be on iPlayer for the … Continue reading
The fantasy writer Neil Gaiman discusses the wonder of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
A very interesting article on the relationship between Byron and John Polidori, and the writing of the latter’s seminal vampire tale, The Vampyre.