2009 January

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Photographic Hauntings: The poetic images of Francesca Woodman

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on January 31, 2009 in Blog tagged with

  Photographic Hauntings: The poetic images of Francesca Woodman   Stasis in darkness…   1976   …Black sweet blood mouthfuls, Shadows. Something else   Hauls me through air – Thighs, hair; Flakes from my heels.   White Godiva, I unpeel – Dead hands, dead stringencies.   And now I Foam to wheat, a glitter of seas. The child’s cry   Melts in the wall. And I Am the arrow,   The dew that flies Suicidal, at one with the drive Into the red… (Sylvia Plath, From Ariel)   From A

Being Human (2009)

Posted by Matt Foley on January 26, 2009 in Blog tagged with

BBC Three Series

Review of Sub Rosa

Posted by Andrew Sneddon on January 23, 2009 in Blog tagged with

By Dr Andrew J. Sneddon

Cylon Gothic

Posted by on January 14, 2009 in Guest Blog tagged with

In a technocracy, generic tools play a central role in the thought-world of the culture. Everything must give way, viagra 40mg in some degree, try to their development. … Tools are not integrated into the culture; they attack culture. They bid to become culture. Neil Postman, Technopoly: The Surrender to Technology (1992) I recently found myself watching the box-set of Battlestar Galactica (2004-present) and I was struck by the cultural relevance and indeed prophetic qualities of this re-envisioning of the iconic 1970s series, in particular in view of recent events in the Middle Eas

Call for papers: Globalisation and the Gothic

Posted by admin on January 12, 2009 in News tagged with

28-29 July 2009

I Put a Spell on You: From Screamin’ Jay Hawkins to Gothabilly

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on January 11, 2009 in Blog tagged with

I Put a Spell on You: From Screamin’ Jay Hawkins to Gothabilly  http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=orNpH6iyokI A black man enters the stage inside a coffin that is in flames. He is dressed in a leopard skin suit, drug Victorian shirt (sometimes he appears dressed as a vampire), has a bone in his nose, a rubber snake around his neck, and holds a smoking skull. He moans and groans, utters incomprehensible words, primitive growls. He sits at the piano while holding Henry (a skull with a cigarette in its mouth) and breaks into a deep, howling melody: I Put a Spell on You… This is roc

New Guest Blog starting February

Posted by admin on January 09, 2009 in News tagged with

Kirsty MacDonald on Scottish Gothic

Horace Walpole’s Paper Castle

Posted by admin on January 06, 2009 in News tagged with

The restoration of Strawberry Hill has begun!