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Call for Articles: Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies are inviting articles for their June 2018 issue, deadline 5 March 2018. Aeternum is an open-access biannual online journal of peer-reviewed academic articles on all aspects of the contemporary Gothic. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Gothic Palgrave Handbook – Expressions of interest

Clive Bloom is calling for expressions of interest in contributing to this three-volume Gothic handbook. This this will be a very exciting project to be involved with. Please email Professor Bloom directly with ideas or any questions at: cbloom4189@aol.com: As … Continue reading

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Book: Gina Wisker, Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction: Carnival, Hauntings and Vampire Kisses

This new book by Gina Wisker, Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction: Carnival, Hauntings and Vampire Kisses, looks marvellous. It covers Angela Carter and vampires–two topics that always whet my OGOM appetite–but many other aspects of contemporary women’s Gothic too. I really … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: Gothic Romanced

Firstly, apologies for the delay in writing up this blog post on my second lecture for ‘Generation Dead’, ‘Gothic Romanced: Twilight and Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, which took place last week. You can expect two blogs on ‘Generation Dead’ this … Continue reading

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Contemporary Gothic Study Day, Lancaster University, 20 May 2016

This looks like a brilliant day on contemporary Gothic at Lancaster University, organised by Catherine Spooner’s Gothic scholars and featuring Emma McEvoy (University of Westminster) and the award-winning novelist Andrew Michael Hurley. In addition, there are papers on a wide … Continue reading

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‘Tania de Rozario: On the monstrous feminine’

Continuing on the theme of celebrating Women in Horror during February (though I encourage you to do so all year round), this is a very intriguing and interdisciplinary article about the monstrous feminine in discussion with Tania de Rozario. It … Continue reading

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CFP: Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television

There has been a call for chapters for an edited text, Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television. Abstracts of 300 words with biographical notes and a CV need to be received by 1st May 2016. The completed chapter (15,000 words … Continue reading

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Paranormal Romance: Notes towards a definition I

Following on from Sam’s excellent discussion on the elusive nature of the newly-emerged genre of paranormal romance, I thought it might be interesting to share my own fumbling towards defining the genre, which has formed a central part of my … Continue reading

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Ghostly Sightings: hauntology and spectrality in East Asian gothic cinema

If your around London on 15th March, it’s worth heading to Kingston University for Colette Balmain’s talk ‘Ghostly Sighting: hauntology and spectrality in East Asian gothic cinemas’. Colette gave a wonderful talk, ‘Through the eyes of a child: Hybridity and … Continue reading

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Gothic Women and Feminists in Horror

So apparently, and apologies for not realising earlier, but February is ‘Women in Horror’ month. XOJane have published an article celebrating their favourite women in horror. So it’s the perfect time to celebrate the Final Girl (a trope which was … Continue reading

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