Tag Archives: ecoGothic

CFPs: Gothic times, Gothic nature, Gothic realities

Some exciting conferences coming up! 1. Gothic Manchester Festival Conference 2019 ‘Gothic Times’, Manchester Metropolitan University, 26 October 2019. Deadline: 30 July 2019. In the opening decades of the twenty-first century, with Trump in the White House and Brexit on … Continue reading

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CFP: Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the Ecogothic, Trinity College Dublin, 17-18 November 2017

Another conference! Ecogothic is an emerging trend in ways of looking at Gothic, horror, and fantastic narratives. People who attended OGOM’s 2015 Company of Wolves conference, with its probing of the interrelationship of culture and nature, human and animal, might … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big, Black Cat?

On Saturday my partner and I adopted two kittens from Mitcham Cats Protection league. On our arrival we were asked if we had any preference to the appearance of the cats we were going to adopt. Our answer was no. … Continue reading

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Disco and Dystopia

With regard to Sam’s remarks on my previous post of a disco Walpurgisnacht, where we saw disco music as antithetical to Gothic, I was just reminded of this. It’s a dystopian Dr Moreau-like fantasy of science going wrong and mutating … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: The Shiver Workshop

This post is a little late (mainly due to the distractions of moving house and trying to teach myself basic plumbing skills alongside managing a PhD and moonlighting as a tour guide at Shakespeare’s Globe theatre) so apologies for my … Continue reading

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‘Ravens and Their Cultural Significance Throughout Time’ Blog Post

A post on the IGA Student Blog site has recently caught my eye. Written by Jamie Ryder, it looks at ‘Ravens and Their Cultural Significance Throughout Time’. Though I tend to look more at wolves as a Gothic creature or ecoGothic … Continue reading

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CFP: Nautical Gothic (Journal Special Issue)

The following CFP has been released for a journal special issue: ‘Nautical Gothic (journal special issue): proposals due 30 May 2016; papers due 30 November From the earliest sea journeys, the challenges of coastal and ocean travel have rendered the … Continue reading

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Animals Conferences and CFPs

For those of you who are interested in animal studies, ecocriticism and ecoGothic, there are a couple of conferences that caught my eye recently. The first is ‘Animal Biographies – Recovering Animal Selfhood through Interdisciplinary Narration?’ (9th-11th March 2016, University of … Continue reading

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Wolf species have different howls

The University of Cambridge have published an interesting article, ‘Wolf species have “howling dialects”‘, about the different ways in which wolves vocalise their howls. It is an enlightening article that gives more depth to these fascinating creatures.

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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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