Monthly Archives: January 2015 – a new musical

This sounds exciting! Another response to the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in WonderlandL Damon Albarn’s new musical,

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Maria Popova, ‘The Best Illustrations from 150 Years of Alice in Wonderland’

There is some astonishing and beautiful artwork here in this account of the illustration of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, many of which I’d not seen before. I hadn’t known Tove Jannson had illustrated the work, and hers are especially lovely.

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Spine-chillers and suspense: A timeline of Gothic fiction

This is a concise but excellent timeline of the origins and development of Gothic fiction by the OGOM collaborator Catherine Spooner. It’s a very useful resource for anyone interested in Gothic culture, and we’ve also added it in the Related … Continue reading

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UH Gothic Reading Group: First Session of 2015 – ‘In the Flesh’

The UH Gothic Reading Group is starting again in early Feb…why read about it when you can be there in the flesh! Find out how below…… First Session of 2015 – ‘In the Flesh’.

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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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Nominations sought: The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize

In 2011, as a memorial to its founding President Dr Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010), the International Gothic Association established a prize to be awarded for a scholarly publication considered to have advanced the field of Gothic studies significantly. For the … Continue reading

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CFP: Locating Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 8 July 2015, Lancaster University

An exciting conference at Lancaster in July, embracing all aspects and genres of fantastic narrative. “Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror, but can also include alternative histories, … Continue reading

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Podcast: A.S. Byatt discusses the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm

Novelists A. S. Byatt and Lawrence Norfolk venture together into Germany’s dark woods to discover witches, goblins, lost children and treasure.

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CFP: Reading the Fantastic: Tales Beyond Borders conference, University of Leeds, 23rd-25th April, 2015

Also approaching the deadline of 31 January 2015, this conference and workshop at the University of Leeds looks fantastic (if I can say that), and offers much to postgraduates as well as established scholars–and invites contributions from outside academia. We … Continue reading

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CFP: Wonderlands: Reading/Writing/Telling Fairy Tales and Fantasy, 23 May 2015, University of Chichester

Apologies for the late posting of this CFP for the postgraduate symposium at the University of Chichester–the deadline is 31 January 2015, so anyone interested (and I can’t see why they wouldn’t be!) will have to hurry. Timed to coincide … Continue reading

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