2009 May

The Scarcity of Gothic Novels?

Posted by Franz Potter on May 27, 2009 in Dr Franz Potter, Guest Blog tagged with

I have to admit that for me one of the big draws of studying the Gothic novel is its scarcity. The fact that many of these novels were literally read to death and have completely disappeared is simply fascinating. I remember as a graduate student at The University of East Anglia, I would plan visits to the British Library for the unique opportunity of handling a rare novel that I was working on. Sitting in the Rare Book Room was something magnificent and after 20 or 30 minutes of waiting and preparing, I would be holding the novel in my hands…something that was almost sacred to me. Ther

Conan Doyle and Spiritualism

Posted by admin on May 27, 2009 in News tagged with

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Blood and Love

Posted by Stuart Lindsay on May 22, 2009 in Blog tagged with

The Romance of Nihilism

Gothic occurrences in naughties Indie

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

Oasis, The Libertines and Arctic Monkeys

Lars Von Trier’s Antichrist

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The Danish director's horror film will be in Cannes

Epitafios, a Multilayered Urban Argentinean Thriller

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

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Parsanis exhumation of the gothic

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on May 08, 2009 in Blog tagged with

Reza Negarestani’s Cyclonopedia is a theoretical-fictional account of the Middle East, treatment horror, viagra 100mg War on Terror, illness archaeology, petroleum, the occult, deleuzoguattarian concepts, schizophrenic theories, and apocalyptic philosophy. Nick Land warns western readers to “expect their peculiarly schizoid condition to be ‘butchered open’ by this work. Consider a grotesquely reductive, violent, comic yet still suggestive thesis: Islam is to Negarestani what Marxism is to Bataille. […] Read Negarestani, and pray.” And China Miévil

Haunted Castles and Zombies: Adapting the Gothic

Posted by Franz Potter on May 07, 2009 in Dr Franz Potter, Guest Blog tagged with

“Elizabeth lifted her skirt, malady disregarding modesty, viagra and delivered a swift kick to the creature’s head, vcialis 40mg which exploded in a cloud of brittle skin and bone.” This week I have been reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and well…it has me thinking. Admittedly, placing zombies in search of fresh meat into an Austen landscape has its advantages as well as disadvantages. On one hand, for those who don’t ‘prefer’ Austen it may enliven the narrative for this is a zombie apocalypse genre with a regency twist. Here we find polite s

The ideal Gothic course

Posted by Glennis Byron on May 06, 2009 in Blog tagged with

What would you put on it?

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Raimi’s return to horror

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Drag Me To Hell - general release May 29