Tag Archives: Le Fanu

Fairies weren’t always cute – they used to drink human blood and kidnap children

Sam George, University of Hertfordshire When most people think about fairies, they perhaps picture the sparkling Tinker Bell from Peter Pan or the other heartwarming and cute fairies and fairy godmothers that populate many Disney movies and children’s cartoons. But … Continue reading

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Gothic Romance and the Phantasmagorical, Manchester, 23 October 2014

More events in MMU’s Gothic Festival: Two great talks: Dale Townshend (on “Gothic Architecture, Gothic History, Gothic Romance: Kenilworth Castle, 1800-1830”) and “Prepare to Enter the Phantasmagoria!” Film screening, talk and Victorian lantern show, presented by David Annwn Jones.

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Le Fanu at 200

Le Fanu, author of the classic lesbian vampire novella, Carmilla, has his bicentenary this year. Trinity College will host the Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Bicentenary Conference on 15th– 16th October 2014. To coincide with the event, the Library is planning … Continue reading

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