2009 February

Iain Banks and Christopher Whyte: Contemporary Scottish Gothic? Thumbnail

Iain Banks and Christopher Whyte: Contemporary Scottish Gothic?

Posted by Kirsty MacDonald on February 22, 2009 in Dr Kirsty McDonald, Guest Blog tagged with

Post 3 (suggested soundtrack – The Amphetameanies, ‘The Devil Lives Upstairs’) To turn now to recent and contemporary examples of the Gothic from Scotland, the most renowned exponent must surely be Iain Banks. He is widely acknowledged as an important Gothic writer in general (for example he is included in the ‘contemporary Gothic’ chapter in the 2000 Companion to the Gothic, and takes his place on the core twentieth-century module of the M.Litt.). Although there are Gothic elements in Banks’ science fiction (written as Iain M. Banks), I want to focus

Alice’s adventures in global market

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 18, 2009 in Blog tagged with

  Contemporary culture is a vampire that feeds off its stories, consumes like a monster the products of the past. Alice in Disneyland, Alice in Sexland, in Otherland, Alice/Lolita, Alice on drugs, Alice’s Misadventures Underground, Alice in Cyberia, Alice role-played… and of course anyone can become an Alice in Wonderland or a Gothic Lolita Alice in Malice land just by buying a “candy stripper burlesque Gothic Lolita in Wonderland” corset or any other so called attire from the net. “Alice in Wonderland” is also the name for a syndrome, in which the pa

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Haunted Highland Crunch

Posted by Kirsty MacDonald on February 15, 2009 in Dr Kirsty McDonald, Guest Blog tagged with

Here's something I came across recently - proof that the association between the Highlands of Scotland and the supernatural has become so embedded that it's open to parody: For more, see http://idigcerealkillers.blogspot.com/2008_01_01_archive.html

Dracula Month in Dublin

Posted by admin on February 13, 2009 in News tagged with

One City, One Book!

The Moral Freak

Posted by Matt Foley on February 12, 2009 in Blog tagged with

The modern handling of freakish physiognomy

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Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

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

A truth universally acknowledged?

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This Zombie Nation

Posted by Stuart Lindsay on February 09, 2009 in Blog tagged with

Stuart Lindsay on Dead Set (2008)

CFP: Scottish Gothic, 1764–Present

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

Symposium at the University of Stirling, 24th October 2009

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Farewell Miss Julie Logan

Posted by Kirsty MacDonald on February 08, 2009 in Dr Kirsty McDonald, Guest Blog tagged with

Post 2 (suggested soundtrack – Malcolm Middleton, ‘Death Love Depression Love Death’) As I write this (5/02/09), I am trapped on Orkney. The snow has been falling since yesterday, all planes off the island are cancelled and some of the roads are shut. I’m therefore in the perfect frame of mind for discussing J.M. Barrie’s wonderful and disturbing novella Farewell Miss Julie Logan (1931). It may come as some surprise to those of you not familiar with Barrie’s whole canon that the author most famous for Kailyard tales of couthy rural Scotland and Peter Pan pe

Mexican Gothic Part Two

Posted by Ilse Marie Bussing on February 07, 2009 in Blog tagged with

Gothic