2011 November

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A Night With a Vampire, cont.

Posted by Sharon Deans on November 29, 2011 in News tagged with

I have found fuller information on this week’s Book at Bedtime on the BBC Radio 4 website; details follow (with the added advantage of allowing me to post another picture of David Tennant!) David Tennant returns with another selection of chilling Vampire stories. Last year the first series concentrated on Victorian Vampire output, but in these five tales we enter the 20th Century and are introduced to stories with a little twist from the UK and the USA: Tuesday: The Girl With the Hungry Eyes – written by Fritz Lieber This 1949 story has exerted its grip on many an imagi

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A Night With A Vampire

Posted by Sharon Deans on November 28, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

David Tennant reads The Lady of the House of Love by Angela Carter for BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime this week.  Monday-Friday at 10.45pm.

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Alison Milbank on the double in today’s Guardian

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 27, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Don't miss Alison Milbank writing about the double - 'Gothic fiction tells us the truth about our divided nature' - in today's Guardian online.

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Death and the Diva: Gothic Prima Donnas

Posted by Dorota Babilas on November 27, 2011 in Dr Dorota Babilas, Guest Blog tagged with , ,

The figure of a diva has such wonderfully Gothic potential. They are unpredictable, larger than life creatures, at the same time alluring and threatening, sometimes grotesque, and occasionally aspiring to immortality.

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Studies in Gothic Fiction First Annual Conference

Posted by Dale Townshend on November 25, 2011 in News tagged with ,

The website for the Studies in Gothic Fiction First Annual Conference has recently gone live.  For a link to the website, click here.    The conference will take place on 16-17 March 2012 in San Diego, California, and promises to be a most stimulating event.  For further details, consult the website.

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CFP. Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject

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

This two-day interdisciplinary, cross-period conference will explore humanity’s perennial fascination with the monstrous.

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Tentacle attacks in seaside town in Kent

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

proving once more that truth can indeed be stranger than fiction, there's an octopus like poltergeist apparently assaulting the virtue of Doris Birch

New trailer for The Woman in Black Thumbnail

New trailer for The Woman in Black

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 23, 2011 in News tagged with ,

A new trailer has been released for The Woman in Black...

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Bronte Manuscript

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 23, 2011 in News tagged with ,

A small 'magazine' produced by a 14 year-old Charlotte Bronte is to be sold at Sotheby's next month, estimated to fetch $315,000 to $475,000.

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American Girls first teaser trailer, with Johnny Cash

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

Directed by Eric Anthony Pereira, the film is based on a true story about the rape and murder of teenage girls in a small town.