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British Gothic: Penny Dreadful

Critical Survey is edited by Bryan Loughery and Graham Holderness of the University of Hertfordshire. The journal currently has a very interesting special issue out entitled ‘British Gothic: Penny Dreadful’ (Vol 28. Issue 1, 2016). A list of the essays is … Continue reading

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Lauren Owen, ‘Varney – the Forgotten Vampire’

Possibly the ancestor of ‘the sympathetic vampire’ who features in present-day paranormal romance, the nineteenth-century Varney the Vampire, serialised by Malcolm Rymer, is not perhaps as well known as he should be. Lauren Owen of Durham University gives a detailed … Continue reading

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Some interesting YA and the Gothic texts …

Apologies for the least inspired title for a post ever hopefully the ellipsis adds a sense of anticipation. (I fear it doesn’t). During my trawls of the internet, in which I use Twitter and Google Alerts like a whale uses … Continue reading

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