Tag Archives: Romanticism

CFPs: Myth and dream, tales of terror, Romanticism

Three very tempting conferences with CFPs: 1. Myth and Dream / The Dreaming of Myth, University of Bologna, 23-24 May 2019; deadline 1 February 2019. The conference invites proposals addressing diverse approaches to the combination of myth and dream – … 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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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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CFP: The Shelley Conference, Institute for English Studies, London, 15 September 2017

Call for papers for a one-day conference on Percy Bysse Shelley and Mary Shelley: This one-day conference, held at the Institute for English Studies in central London, and supported by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York, celebrates … Continue reading

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Maria Cohut, ‘Review: Goth Girl and the Wuthering Fright’

Chris Riddel’s Goth Girl books are great fun, appealing to both young people and older people versed in literary knowledge. They’re wittily, pleasurably intertextual. Maria Cohut of the University of Warwick has written an enticing review here on the latest … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil’, University of Sheffield, 24-27 June, 2016

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

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Barry Forshaw ‘Sex and Death: Vampires from Coleridge to Hammer’

Instructive extract from Barry Forshaw’s British Gothic Cinema on the vampire theme in Gothic fiction from Coleridge’s ‘Christabel’ through ‘Carmilla’ and dracula to its incarnation in cinema.

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Suzie Grogan, ‘From stanza to screen: How a Keats poem is inspiring 21st-century film makers’

An interesting short piece on contemporary film versions of Keats’s Gothic-styled demon lover poem, ‘La Belle Dame Sans Merci‘: La Belle Dame taps into the current focus on the supernatural in young adult fiction, and offers countless opportunities for interpretation … 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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Dale Townshend, ‘An introduction to Ann Radcliffe’

An excellent and illuminating piece by Dr Dale Townshend, Senior Lecturer in Gothic and Romantic Literature at the University of Stirling, on the work of Ann Radcliffe, one of the pioneers of the Gothic novel.

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