Tag Archives: American Gothic

CFPs: IGA 2019, Mapping the Mythosphere

Calls for papers for two exciting conferences. First, following the fabulous IGA 2018 in Manchester, the IGA 2019 conference, Gothic Terror, Gothic Horror is being held on 30 July to 2 August 2019, at Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, United States. Deadline: … Continue reading

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Monsters: Dreams and Discords: Vampire Fiction in Twenty-First-Century American Culture

Congratulations to Jillian Wingfield who yesterday submitted her thesis: ‘Monsters: Dreams and Discords: Twenty-First-Century Vampire Fiction and American Culture’. Jillian got a mention in the preface to the Open Graves, Open Minds book as embarking on her journey into American vampires … Continue reading

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‘The Witch’ (2015)

Over the past few days, I have been enjoying watching the trailer for The Witch (2015), a horror movie about witchcraft, Puritanism, wilderness and the New World. The film has received excellent reviews and a recent Buzzfeed article, ‘The Movie That’s Going … Continue reading

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How to be an Extra on the New Twin Peaks

For those of you who are fans of the cult television programme ‘Twin Peaks’ (1990-1991), the website ‘Welcome to Twin Peaks’ gives you details on how you can be an extra on the new ‘Twin Peaks’. It is a charity … Continue reading

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American Gothic Culture

This has just been published and looks an excellent collection of essays on American Gothic: American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion, ed. by Jason Haslam and Joel Faflak, Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016). It feature … Continue reading

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Poe: Three Animations of ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

It was Edgar Allen Poe’s birth date on 19 January; here (slightly late) are three very different animations of Poe’s classic tale ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, with an accompanying essay by Josh Jones and links to further resources. Each one captures … Continue reading

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The Lesbian Vampire: A (Fairly) Brief Media Retrospective

The Mary Sue has written a relatively brief (as the title suggests), but still interesting, media retrospective on the lesbian vampire. It covers more recent portrayals and I was very pleased to see that the Carmilla web series on YouTube … Continue reading

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Wolf Packs and Feral Children

A couple of tweets caught my eye this week. I have the uncanny ability to pick out the word ‘wolf’ from a page of text. Not sure if this is something that should go on my CV but it is … Continue reading

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