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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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CFPs: 19C vampires, radical YA lit, revisiting the Gothic

An edited collection and two conferences seeking contributions: 1. Call for articles for A Feast of Blood: the Vampire in the Nineteenth Century. Deadline: 31 January 2019. We invite essay proposals on the vampire figure in the long nineteenth century.  Our edited collection … Continue reading

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CFP Gothic Modernisms, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 29-30 June 2017

This looks a very interesting conference on Gothic Modernisms in Amsterdam.

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Top 10 Shapeshifters in Fiction (an alternative)

Over the weekend The Guardian published an article about the top ten shapeshifters in fiction. It was an enjoyable read and proof that shapeshifters continue to be relevant. However the choice of texts was limited (three examples from Harry Potter?). And, whilst … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Reflected Shadows: Folklore and the Gothic’, 15th-17th April 2016

On 15th-17th April, I attended ‘Reflected Shadows: Folklore and the Gothic’ at Kingston University. This conference, dedicated as the name suggests to folklore and the Gothic, was jointly organised by The Folklore Society and Kingston University. The conference opened with … Continue reading

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Supernatural Shakespeare

Shakespeare’s 400th Deathday* is fast approaching and there are plenty of activities taking place to commemorate this. One article which has caught my eye is called ‘”Supp’d full with horrors”: 400 years of Shakespeare’s supernaturalism’. It’s an excellent overview of … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Rules for Werewolves’ by Kirk Lynn

This is a very exciting and promising review from The Guardian for Kirk Lynn’s Rules for Werewolves (2015). It shows the increasing variation in presentations of lycanthropy and the overlaps between weres and feral children. Definitely one to get your teeth into … Continue reading

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Gothic in Birmingham: New Show

This looks worth visiting if you are in the Midlands: Gothic in Birmingham: Exhibition and Conference Literature, film, architecture, art, Goth culture and more Tuesday 7 April until Saturday 2 May 2015, Highlight, Level 3, Library of Birmingham All Welcome … Continue reading

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