Continuing discussion: are legends Gothic?
Transgressive Gothic: The Violence of Pleasure I want to have my throat slashed while violating the girl to whom I will have been able to say: you are the night. “Solar Anus”, G. Bataille After reading Louise Welsh’s The Cutting Room, I started thinking about the human obsession with Eros, Thanatos, violence, pleasure and transgression. The book reflects a Sadean perspective on the nature of pleasure and violence, and a Bataillean economy of eroticism that is hard to ignore. The snuff (?) photographs depicting a dead girl after perhaps, violence or tor
Ten Years Filling a Bag of Goodies in October
Movie Festival in Dublin
I attended Michele Mendelshonn's Decadence Reading Group recently where we discussed George MacDonald's late Victorian fantasy novel Lilith. It seems to me that the novel is predominantly Gothic, though as a group we decided that it has decadent tropes (this was one of things we set out to establish - is the novel indeed decadent at all? As you probably know, Scotland does not have a strong tradition of decadent literature). As I am working on the novel (outside of my PhD research as it happens) I would be interested to hear what you think of Lilith in terms of Gothic / decadence or indeed wha