Category Archives: Publications

17 of March 2015’s Best YA Books

The YA novels listed here look very exciting, and many have a Gothic, paranormal tinge to them, featuring witches, ghosts, and so on. I have to confess to not knowing any of these but I’ll be investigating them!

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Rebecca Williams, Post-Object Fandom Television, Identity and Self-narrative

OGOM contributor Rebecca Williams‘s new book, Post-Object Fandom Television, Identity and Self-narrative, on TV fandom from Bloomsbury looks exciting: Fandom is generally viewed as an integral part of everyday life which impacts upon how we form emotional bonds with ourselves and … Continue reading

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Review of Screening Twilight: Critical Approaches to a Cinematic Phenomenon

Dr Rebecca Williams, Lecturer in Communication, Culture and Media Studies at the University of South Wales and a contributor to the OGOM special issue of Gothic Studies, reviews an interesting new collection of essays on the Twilight films: Screening Twilight: … Continue reading

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Review: The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young Adult Literature

A review by Donna Mitchell of what looks to be an important collection of essays on the Gothic aspects of the fairy tale in connection with the adaptation of such tales in YA literature: The Gothic Fairy Tale in Young … Continue reading

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Grimm brothers’ fairytales have blood and horror restored in new translation

A review by Alison Flood of Jack Zipes’s new translation of the first edition of the Grimms’ tales (never before done into English), without the censorship and Christianising of later editions. I, for one, am desperate to get a copy!

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Watcher Junior: The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies

For all undergraduate students of the Gothic, The Undergraduate Journal of Whedon Studies could be a valuable forum to exchange ideas–and practice the publication of your own ideas and research.

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The Dead Men Stood Together Longlisted for the UKLA Children’s Book Award

Lancaster University’s Beyond Twilight blog on YA fiction resumes with a review of Chris Priestley’s novel, The Dead Men Stood Together, based on Coleridge’s ‘Rime of the Ancient mariner’. This looks a fascinating novel. Beyond Twilight was established by Catherine … Continue reading

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Once Upon a Time review – Marina Warner’s scholarly history of the fairytale

A review of Marina Warner’s new book on the fairytale, Once Upon a Time–which looks brilliant!

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Franklin Gregory, The White Wolf (1941)

A new edition of Franklin Gregory’s werewolf novel, The White Wolf (1941), from the excellent independent publisher, Valancourt Books, who have made available a great range of neglected Gothic texts.

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Irish Gothics: Genres, Forms, Modes, and Traditions, 1760-1890

New book from Palgrave Macmillan, edited by Christina Morin and Niall Gillespie, on Irish Gothic literature in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

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