Tag Archives: Jane Austen

Vampires, werewolves, and Jane Austen

I am being interviewed here by Brian from Toothpickings. I talk about vampires and werewolves, the folklore of these creatures and its transmutation into literature. I also make some very tenuous links between this, the Enlightenment, Jane Austen and paranormal … Continue reading

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Vampires: Dracula, James Joyce, Jane Austen, bats, and Marx

Again, a bit too late for Hallowe’en, but a handful of essays on vampires here: 1. Recent research at the London Library on Bram Stoker’s annotations to source material for Dracula: ‘The Books That Made Dracula‘. 2. Austen Gilkeson, ‘The … Continue reading

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Intertextuality and YA Fairytale Adaptations

As you probably know, I am fascinated by intertextuality and the transformation of genres, particularly the way that recent YA fiction has taken classic narratives and reimagined them as contemporary paranormal romance or other YA genres. The chart here is … 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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Review of British Library Gothic Study Day

I’m starting this year by looking backwards towards the end of last year which seems oddly suitable as a scholar of the Gothic. Early in December 2014, though it seems longer ago, I attended the Gothic Study Day at the … Continue reading

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Study Day: Celebrating Ann Radcliffe, Chawton House Library, Saturday 8th November 2014

This will be a great event in a beautiful setting: In the year of the 250th birthday, enjoy two talks on Ann Radcliffe (1764-1823) by Prof. Emma Clery and Dr Angela Wright.

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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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