Monthly Archives: February 2015
A thoughtful and well-researched blog article on the sympathetic vampire, acknowledging the lesser-known precursors before Anne Rice and noting the shifts from those vampire lovers of the 1970s to their descendants in contemporary paranormal romance by Leigh McLennon, PhD candidate … Continue reading
Possibly the ancestor of ‘the sympathetic vampire’ who features in present-day paranormal romance, the nineteenth-century Varney the Vampire, serialised by Malcolm Rymer, is not perhaps as well known as he should be. Lauren Owen of Durham University gives a detailed … Continue reading
This review by Dr Gennie Dyson of a new vampire novel, Adrian L. Jawort’s Moonrise Falling, centred on Native American culture has aroused my interest–I must read this!
Stoker-, Dracula-, and vampire-related articles sought for the Journal of Dracula Studies: We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular … Continue reading
Details here for submissions to this excellent journal of the Gothic. The submission deadlines for the next issue of The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies are as follows: Articles: DEADLINE EXTENDED to 1 April 2015 Reviews: 16 May … Continue reading
An exciting conference on fantastic literature of the Edwardian period.
Some of these book covers do seem to be paranormal romance, fantasy, or Gothic. They are all hilariously dreadful.
“When I’m writing for kids …I’m always assuming that a story, if it is loved, is going to be re-read. So I try and be much more conscious of it than I am with adults, just in terms of word … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who responded to my call for angel fiction. It seems I am not the only one who is curious about the impact of these heavenly hosts on YA Fiction. The Guardian has also explored this teenage fiction … Continue reading
Now, I love the genre of paranormal romance, but this satire of teen paranormal romances is just so funny–and very acute.