2011 August

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Horror of London Film Season

Posted by Glennis Byron on August 28, 2011 in News tagged with , , , , ,

Those of you who will be in London in early September will have the opportunity to attend a great season of films at the David Lean Cinema at Fairfield focusing on the 'Horror of London'. The website can be found here. The event has been organised by Dr. Ian Conrich, a Fellow in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre, at the University of Essex.

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Sara Libby Robinson, Blood Will Tell: Vampires as Political Metaphors Before World War I

Posted by Daniel Morse on August 26, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , , , ,

As many regular contributors to this website know, and as the author freely admits in her introduction, writing about vampires is “a double-edged sword. On the one hand,” Robinson asserts, “it’s an attention grabber” (xiv) which fires the imagination and captivates the general public much more than, say, “the economic development of Uganda in the post-colonial period” (xiv-xv)...

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Guardian Books Podcast: Gothic Edinburgh

Posted by Glennis Byron on August 24, 2011 in News tagged with , , , , ,

In association with the Edinburgh Literary Festival, the Guardian has been putting out a series of podcasts. This one is of particular interest: Gothic Edinburgh.

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Lost Boys Alert

Posted by Glennis Byron on August 19, 2011 in News tagged with

PRESS RELEASE: FUTURE CINEMA BRINGS CALIFORNIA TO LONDON IN A SECRET LOCATION PRESENTING THE CULT FILMS “THE LOST BOYS” AND “TOP GUN” Future Cinema in Partnership with California Tourism Presents “California Classics” on 3rd and 4th September. Today Future Cinema, viagra 40mg the creators of Secret Cinema, treat announced two very special film experiences in partnership with California Tourism. “California Classics” will see 80s cult classics “The Lost Boys” (Saturday 3rd September) and “Top Gun” (Sunday 4th September) brought to life as Future Cinema transforms a

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Private Suffering: When Glam Teen Lit Needs a Gothic Booster Shot

Posted by Beverley Palasik on August 18, 2011 in Blog tagged with , ,

When the Gossip Girl novels premiered in 2002, young adult readers were granted V.I.P. access to the fabulous world of American teenage conspicuous consumption, a hedonistic fictional foray into the lives of the rich, the famous, and their unlimited disposable income. By 2005, the successful appeal of Gossip Girl scenarios (omnipresent parties, drinking, drugs, sex, and the power struggles privileged girls confront in their chicly attired and well-coiffed social circles) made the market ripe for the abundant publication of similar series and spinoffs. Apart from variation in writing quality and plot detail, series like Gossip Girl, A-List, and It Girl were largely interchangeable and allowed girls to try on enviable lifestyles the way you might try on an outrageous Versace gown: it’s fun to twirl about in, but when it comes down to it, you don’t really have any place to wear it.

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Review: A Selection of 2011’s Vampires

Posted by Hannah Priest on August 15, 2011 in Dr Hannah Priest, Guest Blog tagged with , , , , ,

By now, viagra order most readers will be familiar with the assertions by publishers, stomach writers, bloggers and reviewers that the trend for vampire fiction is coming to an end. However, 2011 has seen a number of new vampire titles so far. Today’s post is a selection of recent offerings. It is not intended to be a definitive comment on the current state of the genre, but rather a review of some vampire titles that are currently gracing the (physical and virtual) bookshop shelves. First up is Scott G. Mariani’s Uprising. First published in 2010 (with Mariani writing under the name Se

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Steven Soderbergh’s Contagion

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on August 11, 2011 in News tagged with

Steven Soderbergh's Contagion is an epidemic thriller starring Matt Damon, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow, Lawrence Fishburne, and Marion Cotillard. The film will open September 9. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sYSyuuLk5g