Tag Archives: Horace Walpole

CFPs: Magical cities, coastal folklore, folk horror, folklore and the fantastic, Walpole

Some more CFPs to tempt you: 1. From the brilliant people at Supernatural Cities (who were such good partners at our Urban Weird conference in April this year), the Magical Cities conference, 15 June 2019, University of Portsmouth. Deadline: 31 … 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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CFP: Special Issue of ‘Image [&] Narrative’ on Horace Walpole

The journal Image [&] Narrative is seeking papers for a special issue on Horace Walpole. Abstracts of 300 words need to be sent in by 1st June 2016 and the finished 5000 word articles will need to be submitted by 1st February … Continue reading

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Public Lecture Series at Strawberry Hill, Spring 2016

From May to June 2016, there will be a series of six lectures taking place at Horace Walpole’s abode, Strawberry Hill in Twickenham. The lectures are part of the AHRC-Funded research project based at Stirling, ‘Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700-1850: The … Continue reading

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Gothic Britain

Following on from my previous post about YA Gothic novels, the Costa Book Awards has announced that the winner of its Costa First Novel Award 2015 is The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley. Set in the northwest of England, it looks like a … Continue reading

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Stephanie Gallon: An Interview with Dr Dale Townshend

Stephanie Gallon, from the Spectral Visions group at the University of Sunderland, conducts a fascinating interview with Dr Dale Townshend, Stirling University. Dale is an expert on the Romantic Gothic and the Gothic aspects of Shakespeare and is also the … Continue reading

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“There is no escape.” Horace Walpole and the terrifying rise of the Gothic

Nick Groom on the trajectory from Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764) to present-day Gothic culture. The rise of the Gothic novel to horror and SF film and Goth music and fashion, with a glance at architecture, are all … Continue reading

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The Castle of Otranto, by Horace Walpole

Some beautiful images from the British Library’s edition of the founding Gothic novel, Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1765).

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