2008 May

Tartarus Press

Posted by admin on May 27, 2008 in News tagged with

Interesting Publisher of Rare Gothic Books

Trinity College’s ‘It Came from the 1950s!’ Thumbnail

Trinity College’s ‘It Came from the 1950s!’

Posted by admin on May 23, 2008 in News tagged with

James Bell was there...

MLitt in The Gothic Imagination Thumbnail

MLitt in The Gothic Imagination

Posted by admin on May 22, 2008 in News tagged with

Teaching ends, dissertations begin...

Edo Gothic: History, Identity and Ideology

Posted by Colette Balmain on May 19, 2008 in Dr Colette Balmain, Guest Blog tagged with

Enter blog entry here As I have already stated in an earlier posting, pilule the central figure of Edo Gothic is the ronin, or masterless samurai, whose lack of status is the key motivational factor in the narrative of violence and vengeance that defines the genre. The archetypical ronin of Edo Gothic has to be Iyemon in ‘The Ghost Story of Yotsuya’, whose desire to regain his lost status leads to the murder of his beautiful but sickly wife, Oiwa, in order to marry Oume, the daughter of a rich Samurai, and by doing so to regain his position in the [Feudal] social order. As such, t

Revisiting the Nineteenth-Century Australian Gothic: Nick Cave’s The Proposition Thumbnail

Revisiting the Nineteenth-Century Australian Gothic: Nick Cave’s The Proposition

Posted by Sondeep Kandola on May 16, 2008 in Dr Sondeep Kandola, Guest Blog tagged with

Although dubbed an Australian Western by its creators, remedy it seems to me that the 2006 film The Proposition (2006) written by Nick Cave and directed by long-term Cave collaborator John Hillcoat draws heavily on the tropes of the Australian (literary) Gothic – deracination, physician isolation, entrapment, dislocation and the uncanny – in a really haunting way to forge its unrelentingly violent and poignantly ethereal vision of the lawless Australian outback of the 1880s. To recap, the film pits an English police captain, Morris Stanley (Ray Winstone gives a strikingly restrai

Biography of Nosferatu Actor Schreck Thumbnail

Biography of Nosferatu Actor Schreck

Posted by admin on May 15, 2008 in News tagged with

_Max Schreck - Gespenstertheater_

New Guest blog coming soon

Posted by admin on May 13, 2008 in News tagged with

Sondeep Kandola, Leeds University, posts on Nick Cave

Austrian House of Horrors

Posted by Dale Townshend on May 08, 2008 in Blog tagged with

Gothic and the Media