Tag Archives: Gothic novel

Exploring Gothic Romance

As part of my research into the formal qualities of Paranormal Romance, and how different genres encounter each other to generate this new kind of novel, I’m immersing myself into one of its forbears. Gothic Romance (sometimes known as fantasy … Continue reading

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‘A devout but nearly silent listener’: dialogue, sociability, and Promethean individualism in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)

My article, ‘”A devout but nearly silent listener”: dialogue, sociability, and Promethean individualism in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)’, has been published in The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, 16 (Autumn 2017) alongside other excellent articles. Here’s a brief … Continue reading

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10 Gothic Gems of Historical Fiction

Here’s an enticing list by Adrian Van Young, ‘10 Gothic Gems of Historical Fiction‘. These novels and stories are another interesting example of what happens when genres meet; the Gothic novel itself was, of course, originally a historical novel of … Continue reading

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Cultural Afterlives of Frankenstein

Great post by Megen de Bruin-Molé–Cultural Afterlives of Frankenstein–on why works last and the enduring nature of the Frankenstein myth, traced from Mary Shelley’s novel through its myriad descendants and adaptations.

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Dale Townshend and MMU Gothic Festival

Two great news items from the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. First, the brilliant Dale Townshend, who has moved from Stirling to become Professor at MMU, will be giving his inaugural lecture, From ‘Castles in the Air’ … Continue reading

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Andrew Smith, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

Andrew Smith of the University of Sheffield has edited this exciting new collection of essays on Frankenstein in the always-useful Cambridge Companions series–out in September 2016. It approaches the classic Gothic novel from a variety of perspectives and considers adaptations … Continue reading

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David Richter, The Progress of Romance

I’m reading David Richter’s The Progress of Romance: Literary Historiography and the Gothic Novel–one of the best books on literary theory I’ve read for a long while. It’s an undogmatic approach to the way that literature, and especially literary genres, … Continue reading

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The Witch and Fast Anchor Film Festival 2017

An opportunity for up-and-coming film makers to submit entries to this festival and perhaps win an award. This site also features a review by Charlotte Haley of Robert Eggars’s current film The Witch: A New England Folk-Tale; Charlotte draws briefly … Continue reading

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CFA – ‘The Comic Work of Neil Gaiman: In Darkness, In Light, and In Shadow’

The following CFA has been released: ‘Call for submissions to an edited collection requested by publisher Since his seminal writing on The Sandman (1989-present) and long since before and after on works such as Batman, Miracleman, The Books of Magic, … Continue reading

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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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