2011 June

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Vincent Lannoo’s Vampires

Posted by Glennis Byron on June 29, 2011 in News tagged with ,

Vincent Lannoo's Vampires is a Belgian comedy / mockumentary that definitely seems worth a look.

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True Blood does American Gothic

Posted by Glennis Byron on June 26, 2011 in News tagged with ,

Rather a good marketing ploy for both True Blood and Entertainment Weekly! I'd certainly buy these 'collector's copies' if I had the opportunity. Season 4 starts tonight (June 26) on HBO. This season is based on Dead to the World, in which Eric is cursed by witches and has amnesia. He takes shelter in Sookie’s house and completely devoid of power and politics, they fall in love. Here's a brief preview, gets better as it goes on: Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bMRPpjOJ70 Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Pt-clMON2E&feature=related

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Interdisciplinary Gothic

Posted by kevincorstorphine on June 24, 2011 in Dr Kevin Corstorphine, Guest Blog tagged with , , , ,

It’s a dark and rainy day in Scarborough and I’m attending a very interesting interdisciplinary symposium (which you can see here) which brings together academics, performance artists/practitioners, digital artists, and musicians to discuss commonalities and synergies. I’m talking later about my research on Gothic fiction but was wondering how it would fit with such a broad spectrum of themes. There seems to be no need for concern. There has been talk of an art installation that only operates when there is no one in the room, making absence central to the subjectivity of the viewer

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Vampires v Zombies!

Posted by Sharon Deans on June 23, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Radio 4, 11.30 am, today, or available on the BBC's Listen Again service. How did vampires make the transition from Transylvanian castles to California?

Richard T Kelly & Kevin Macneil: This is 21st Century Gothic

Posted by Glennis Byron on June 22, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Edinburgh Festival Venue: Charlotte Square Gardens 13/082011 If gothic fiction is usually associated with the 19th century, then two British authors have brought the genre bang up to date. Richard T Kelly's novel The Possessions of Doctor Forrest and Kevin MacNeil's A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde use the classic gothic rejection of rationality to craft contemporary stories that are paranoid, deliciously dark, sometimes erotically charged and often downright terrifying. From the Official Edinburgh Festival website.

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Guardian article on Hauntology

Posted by Glennis Byron on June 20, 2011 in News tagged with ,

See Andrew Gallix on 'Hauntology: A not-so-new critical manifestation' in Friday's Guardian online.

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Environmental Gothic Part One: The Fat of the Land

Posted by kevincorstorphine on June 17, 2011 in Dr Kevin Corstorphine, Guest Blog tagged with , , , , , ,

A couple of years ago I found myself on a long haul flight watching, without a hint of irony, a very Gothic film with a heavily environmental message. It concerned a sentient robot stranded on a dead planet amidst the ruins of civilisation, and proceeded to portray a dystopian vision of the decadent remains of humanity, wallowing in their own corpulence, slaves to mega-corporations and a psychotic computer overlord. The film in question was Disney/Pixar’s Wall-E (2008). Wall-E revolves around the discovery of the first plant to grow on Earth in centuries following our wasteful destruction o

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Alice: Madness Returns

Posted by James Campbell on June 17, 2011 in Blog, News tagged with , , , , , ,

Today marks the European release of the long-awaited sequel to American McGee’s Alice (2000), Alice: Madness Returns, now available on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

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Zombie sells Woolite

Posted by Glennis Byron on June 17, 2011 in News tagged with

First B&Q, now Woolite.

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Hellbound Hearts: the influence of Clive Barker on 21st century horror

Posted by Glennis Byron on June 16, 2011 in News tagged with , , , , ,

The next Twisted Tales event takes place on Friday 5th August at 6.00 pm, Waterstone's Liverpool One. Link to Official Facebook page.