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Vampires at the British Library

Posted by Timothy Jones on August 15, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , , ,

Just in time for Halloween, the British Library will be offering a five week course on everybody's favourite creatures of the night:   http://www.bl.uk/events/vampires Course dates: Thursdays 27 October and 3, 10, 17, 24 November Times: 18.00 – 20.00   From the BL website: ‘Dearest, your little heart is wounded; think me not cruel because I obey the irresistible law of my strength and weakness’ says Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla to her fascinated victim. Seductive yet repellent, ancient yet new, the vampire is a creature of contradictions – hero, villain

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Review: Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Posted by Donna Mitchell on August 09, 2016 in Blog, Donna Mitchell, Reviews tagged with , , ,

Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion Edited by Avril Horner and Sue Zlosnik Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. ISBN: 978-0-7486-9912-4 Reviewed by Donna Mitchell A welcome addition to the field of Gothic criticism, Horner and Zlosnik’s Women and the Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion mixes established classics of the canon with recent films, novels and video games, and examines them through the lens of feminist and/or post-feminist theory. The main purpose of this study is not only to explore how the representation of women and identity in the Gothic has evolved over time,

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Gothic Art (from the Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on August 08, 2016 in Peter Lindfield tagged with , , , , , , , ,

These four videos mark the conclusion of the AHRC-funded MOOC at Stirling on eighteenth-century Gothic across the arts. The videos examine the multifaceted expressions of the Gothic aesthetic in the visual arts. You will also find a concluding message from Dale Townshend and myself at the bottom of this page. If you have any questions regarding the videos, the content, material, or ideas presented in these or any of our MOOC's sections available on the Gothic Imagination website, please do not hesitate to get in contact with us. From September 2016 Dale Townshend will be contactable at

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Gothic Interiors (from the Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on August 01, 2016 in Peter Lindfield, Uncategorized tagged with , , ,

This set of three videos considers the development, appearance and furnishing of the Georgian Gothic interior as exemplified especially in British country houses.   If you are interested in eighteenth-century Gothic architecture, interiors and furniture, you may be interested in my forthcoming monograph, Georgian Gothic: Architecture, Furniture and Interiors, 1730–1840, to be published in later October 2016 by Boydell & Brewer. The book will be launched at Strawberry Hill House, Twickenham, on 17 November 2016. You can register to attend at: https://www.eventbrite.co.u

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Gothic Architecture (from the Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on July 26, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , , , , ,

There was no fixed way to identify the various architectural facets of medieval Gothic in the Georgian period. Indeed, a definitive ‘system’ to understand and interpret British medieval architecture was only arrived at in 1817 when Thomas Rickman published his An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England. A later edition, digitised by Google, is available here for you to consult. If you are particularly interested in understanding how those in late Georgian Britain understood and interpreted the phases of medieval Gothic architecture, you may wish to read, or skim

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Gothic Literary Aesthetic II (from Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on July 16, 2016 in Peter Lindfield tagged with , , , , ,

Hello, and welcome to the videos from the third week of our MOOC, The Gothic Revival, 1700–1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. We’ve got plenty of material in store for you, in a session devoted to an exploration of the Gothic literary aesthetic beyond the example of The Castle of Otranto.  In these videos we will take you through some of the aesthetic foundations of early Gothic writing, including an account of the distinctions between horror and terror, the importance of Shakespeare to the Gothic aesthetic, and the culmination of the so-called ‘first wave’ of Gothic writing (r

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CfP: International Gothic Association Conference 2017

Posted by Timothy Jones on July 07, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

Look! The new International Gothic Association conference website is up, as is the 2017 call for papers! https://igamexico2017.wordpress.com/ The conference is, somewhat fabulously, in Mexico.      

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The Gothic Literary Aesthetic I (from Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on July 05, 2016 in Peter Lindfield tagged with , , , ,

Hello, and welcome to the archive of our videos from the second week of our AHRC-funded MOOC, The Gothic Revival, 1700-1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. In the first session we started to make inroads into the manifold meanings of the term ‘Gothic’ in the eighteenth century, including the term’s associations with the ancient Gothic tribe, its perceived associations with British history, the architecture of the middle ages, literature, fashion and modern sub-culture, and more. In this session we are going to be paying sustained attention to a short text that is often held to be the f

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The Haunted House in French Culture

Posted by Timothy Jones on July 04, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

On 19 May 2016 an event was held at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, to think and talk about the haunted house in French culture. Fanny Lacôte of the University of Stirling talked about the haunted house in French Gothic literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, while Guy Austin of the University of Newcastle talked about the haunted house in French cinema. You can find a podcast of each talk here:   The Haunted House in French Culture – Welcome and Fanny Lacôte   The Haunted House in French Culture – Guy Austin   The event was fu

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What is Gothic? (from Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on June 28, 2016 in Peter Lindfield tagged with , ,

Welcome to The Gothic Revival, 1700-1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. The videos included here, and those in my subsequent five posts, are drawn from a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) designed and delivered by me and Dale Townshend at the University of Stirling, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the larger project entitled Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700-1850: The Architectural Imagination. The MOOC ran for six weeks from 29 February 2016. These videos offer exciting and intensive explorations of the Gothic aesthetic in British culture of the