Tag Archives: Victorian Gothic

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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Have Yourselves A Gothicky Merry Christmas From OGOM!

Gothicky Merry Christmas OGOMERS!! Pandora seemed to reopen her box in 2016 and no end of horrors were let loose upon the world from Brexit to Trump (with Bowie’s death seemingly acting as a catalyst for things falling apart). Happily … 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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British Gothic: Penny Dreadful

Critical Survey is edited by Bryan Loughery and Graham Holderness of the University of Hertfordshire. The journal currently has a very interesting special issue out entitled ‘British Gothic: Penny Dreadful’ (Vol 28. Issue 1, 2016). A list of the essays is … Continue reading

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CFPs and Talks

This an admin-esque post just drawing people’s attention to some CFPs and a talk that might be of interest to our followers. Firstly, there is a CFP for the Victorian Popular Fiction Association which will be holding its conference from … Continue reading

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CFP Disconnected Forms: Narratives of the Fractured Self @DisConnnectForms

This  original and pertinent conference  is organised by PhD students Sandie Mills and Gul Dag at the University of Hull. OGOM regular Dr Catherine Spooner is one of the plenaries and her paper ‘Asylum Chic or What to Wear to … Continue reading

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Creepy Merry Christmas Victorian Style

We’ve been sending Christmas cards since 1843 but the Victorians had a slightly different take on the festive season looking at these unsettling images. You can read more about the ghosts of Christmas past through the eyes of the Victorians … Continue reading

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Roger Luckhurst, ‘Why bother reading Bram Stoker’s Dracula?’

And again, Roger Luckhurst! This time, a succinct essay on the significance of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, placing it in the context of late nineteenth-century Britain and anxieties over Empire and otherness.

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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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An Exploration of Eighteenth Century and Victorian Gothic Literature Displays With the Exhibition Curators

If you not yet seen the fabulous Darkness and Light Exhibition on Gothic culture at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, do go if you can. But why not go along to this event on 23 October (15.00-16.00) and see … Continue reading

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