Tag Archives: Eighteenth century

Phantasmagoria : The Dark Side of the Light

A fascinating short film with Mervyn Heard on the spooky spectacle of the late eighteenth-century/early nineteenth-century phantasmagoria and its uncanny foreshadowings of cinematic thrills. If this whets your appetite, come to the OGOM Company of Wolves Conference in September–we will … Continue reading

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Adam J Smith, ‘A True Accouneit of Sublime Terror and Paranormal Activity’

In this amusing and insightful blog entry, Dr Adam Smith muses on the eighteenth-century origins of terror and the sublime while watching the film Paranormal Activity 4, via Daniel Defoe and Ann Radcliffe.

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Dale Townshend, ‘An introduction to Ann Radcliffe’

An excellent and illuminating piece by Dr Dale Townshend, Senior Lecturer in Gothic and Romantic Literature at the University of Stirling, on the work of Ann Radcliffe, one of the pioneers of the Gothic novel.

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Conference Report: Ann Radcliffe at 250

A great review by Carly Stevenson, Lauren Nixon and Kathleen Hudson of the marvellous Ann Radcliffe at 250 Conference at the University of Sheffield in June this year by . I attended this conference, superbly organized by the University of … Continue reading

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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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