Tag Archives: Japanese

Coronagothic 30th June 2020

Those who are wondering how the Gothic might respond to the current crisis will be interested in this new event. It is called Coronagothic and it is an online flash conference hosted by @UMGothic (Gothic Research Network at the University … Continue reading

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Horror and Dark Fantasy, by Women and in Translation

Two very useful reading lists here. The first, Women of Horror, Dark Fantasy, and the Weird: A Recommended Reading List, lists tales, novels, and even poetry from those genres and looks intriguingly non-mainstream. Then, a list of Horror in Translation from … Continue reading

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Kubo and the Two Strings

A review and trailer here for the forthcoming stop-motion animated fantasy film, Kubo and the Two Strings, from the same studio that created Coraline. It looks wonderful, and draws, apparently, on Grimms’ tales and Japanese folklore.

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Review: Katherine Langrish, Seven Miles of Steel Thistles

Nicholas Lezard in The Guardian reviews here a collection of essays on the fairy tale, Seven Miles of Steel Thistles, by the folklorist Katherine Langrish. It sounds a fascinating book, covering tales from the English ‘Mr Fox’, Irish tales (her title … Continue reading

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