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New Publications: Dangerous Bodies and Evil Children

There are two excellent publications out at the moment. The first is Dangerous Bodies: Historicising the Corporeal Gothic (2016) by Marie Mulvey-Roberts which looks at how the body is oppressed and surpressed in Gothic texts. The other one is an edited book Little Horrors: … Continue reading

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Jane Austen vs. Zombies

This video considers what Jane Austen would think about the movie ‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ which is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Seth Grahame-Smith and, of course, Jane Austen. Once it has been released, … Continue reading

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The Artistic Troll

I love studying the Gothic. I love exploring the twisted realms of the imagination. I love the creatures hidden in the pages of books that follow me home at night. (I can live with the shadows on my walls transforming … Continue reading

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Public Lecture Series at Strawberry Hill, Spring 2016

From May to June 2016, there will be a series of six lectures taking place at Horace Walpole’s abode, Strawberry Hill in Twickenham. The lectures are part of the AHRC-Funded research project based at Stirling, ‘Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700-1850: The … 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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‘MOOC: The Gothic Revival, 1700-1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’ Trailer

The University of Stirling (home of The Gothic Imagination blog) has released the trailer for its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘The Gothic Revival, 1700-1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives’. The course is delivered by Dale Townshend and Peter Lindfield and it looks … Continue reading

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‘How to Recognise a Werewolf in the Nineteenth Century’ by Will Pooley

This well researched post, ‘How to Recognise a Werewolf in the Nineteenth Century’, on the Beastly Histories blog is a very interesting read. (Actually the whole of the blog is pretty exciting so get ready to lose a few hours … Continue reading

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‘Dark Shadows’, Serialisation and Sympathetic Vampires

Decider.com has published an article in its ‘Cult Corner’ entitled ‘”Dark Shadows” attacked Gothic Romance with Pulpy Plots’ which pays homage to the Gothic soap opera ‘Dark Shadows’ (1966-1971). Whilst the article is relatively solid fare – essentially a potted … Continue reading

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Review of Matthew Bourne’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’

Last night I attended Matthew Bourne’s ‘Sleeping Beauty’ at Sadler’s Wells. Based upon Tchaikovsky’s ballet ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ (first performed in 1890), which in turn was based upon Charles Perrault’s ‘La belle au bois dormant’ (1696) and some aspects from … Continue reading

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The Cinematic History of Fake Blood

Claret, the red stuff, gore, ichor, life fluid, strawberry jam, protesters free-bleeding at the gates of parliament. It seems like blood is everywhere. Pertinent given the conversations that I have been having with Sam regarding the Books of Blood project on … Continue reading

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