Monthly Archives: June 2015
Eric Smith reviews 12 new YA books–fantasy, paranormal romance, dystopias, fairytale retellings, as well as conventionally realistic novels. There are some here that look very promising.
A stimulating review of the ten best vampire films from the Gothic scholar Roger Luckhurst of Birkbech College. Some familiar ones, some new ones, and some rarely discussed choices.
An interview with Prof. Robert Maslen of the University of Glasgow on their exciting new M.Litt in fantasy literature.
The YA Gothic and fantastic writer Neil Gaiman discusses the boundaries of genre with the writer of ‘literary fiction’ Kazuo Ishiguro, whose latest novel draws on epic fantasy.
The Gothic scholar Roger Lockhurst has set a quiz here to test your knowledge of Dracula. I made s a silly mistake and only got 9/10!
This is the marvellously appropriate birthday present I received from my friend Hilary last week.
Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, Lecturer in English at Manchester Metropolitan University and a contributor to the OGOM special issue of Gothic Studies, pays tribute to the late Christopher Lee here.
Sad news about the passing of Sir Christopher Lee. I had some lively discussions with Sir Chris Frayling at the BFI’s Gothic season about his portrayal of Dracula I remember. I took my PhD students Matt, Kaja and Jillian to … Continue reading
Those attending the Company of Wolves conference in September may be familiar with the work of Michael Newton, Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Leiden. He is the author of Savage Girls and Wild Boys: A History of Feral Children … Continue reading