Tag Archives: Nineteenth century

CFPs: 19C vampires, radical YA lit, revisiting the Gothic

An edited collection and two conferences seeking contributions: 1. Call for articles for A Feast of Blood: the Vampire in the Nineteenth Century. Deadline: 31 January 2019. We invite essay proposals on the vampire figure in the long nineteenth century.  Our edited collection … Continue reading

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Emily Brontë : bicentennial essays

A few days late, but here are a selection of articles celebrating the bicentenary of Emily Brontë, whose singular 1847 novel Wuthering Heights took the architexts of the Gothic novel and added new psychological depth. It also lay the foundations … Continue reading

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Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books

The University of Florida have digitised the 6,000 children’s books of their Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature and made them available on line for free. This is a marvellous resource and I have added it to the Related Links list … Continue reading

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CFP: Space and place in Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture, Lancaster University, 23 June 2017

CFP for a conference at Lancaster University, Space and place in Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture (deadline 30 April 2017): This conference responds to the genre of neo-Victorianism from the perspective of space and place. It aims to probe how a … Continue reading

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Eric Stenbock, ‘The True Story of A Vampire’

I must confess to not having heard of the gay Estonian decadent writer Eric Stenbock. And I’ve forgotten who alerted me to this on Facebook (so apologies for not paying acknowledgement).  He does sound rather fascinating, though, and here’s his … Continue reading

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Nineteenth-Century Women and Speculative Fiction

This is a fascinating and scholarly essay, ‘Cavendish’s Daughters: Speculative Fiction and Women’s History‘ by Jonathan Kearnes which traces fantastic fictions by women from Margaret Cavendish’s Blazing New World in the seventeenth century, through Frankenstein, then focusing on some little-known … Continue reading

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‘How to Recognise a Werewolf in the Nineteenth Century’ by Will Pooley

This well researched post, ‘How to Recognise a Werewolf in the Nineteenth Century’, on the Beastly Histories blog is a very interesting read. (Actually the whole of the blog is pretty exciting so get ready to lose a few hours … Continue reading

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Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night

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

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Irish Gothics: Genres, Forms, Modes, and Traditions, 1760-1890

New book from Palgrave Macmillan, edited by Christina Morin and Niall Gillespie, on Irish Gothic literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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