2012 February

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Monsters and the Monstrous Journal: Call for Papers

Posted by Dale Townshend on February 27, 2012 in News tagged with

Journal Announcement and Call for Submissions Monsters and the Monstrous Volume 2, Number 1, Special Issue on Monstrous Memory The Editors welcome contributions to the journal in the form of articles, reviews, reports, art and/or visual pieces and other forms of submission on the following or related themes: Monstrous Memory. Sethe: "It's so hard for me to believe in . Some things go. Pass on. Some things just stay. I used to think it was my rememory. . . . But it's not. Places, places are still there. If a house burns down, it's gone, but the place-the picture of it

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Origins

Posted by Markus Oppolzer on February 26, 2012 in Guest Blog, Markus Oppolzer, Uncategorized tagged with

I recently finished an essay on comics adaptations of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) which are widely used in British schools. In fact, there is a whole adaptation industry out there catering to the needs of teachers in secondary education. This can be easily explained if one consults the English National Curriculum which strongly recommends these adaptations to introduce the canon of English literature, but also different interpretations of and approaches to the great works of the past. More importantly, they are used to acquaint low-ability students to novels which they would not be able

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Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject Conference, 12 and 13 April 2012, Manchester.

Posted by Dale Townshend on February 26, 2012 in News tagged with , ,

Here is the conference programme for the much-anticipated conference on Monsters in Manchester in April. Monsters: Subject, Object, Abject Kanaris Lecture Theatre and Conference Room Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom Thursday 12th April – Friday 13th April 2012 Conference Programme Thursday 12th April 9.00-9.30am: Registration 9.30-11.00am: Opening Remarks (Dr. Hannah Priest, University of Manchester) and Session 1: Monsters in Popular Culture (Kanaris Lecture Theatre) Chair: TBC (i) Matthew Freeman (University of Nottingham): Who’s Monster?

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa: Uncovering Polish Gothic Thumbnail

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa: Uncovering Polish Gothic

Posted by Marek Lewandowski on February 24, 2012 in Blog, Guest Blog, Marek Lewandowski tagged with , , ,

The Manuscript Found in Saragossa – an arabesque frame narrative that is defined by its vivid descriptions, paradoxical juxtapositions, and vast collection of character types, all contained within an elaborately structured 66-day plot. The many tales that constitute it form a mélange of adventure, legend, and myth; a world filled with kabbalists, thieves, magicians, succubae, gypsies, The Wandering Jew, shape-shifters, the un-dead, beautiful women - all embedded in a world teeming with conspiracy.

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Ghost Marriage Revival

Posted by Sharon Deans on February 23, 2012 in Uncategorized tagged with , , ,

From today's Times:  Grave Snatchers: Ghost Marriage Revival Sparks Web of Ghoulish Players Leo LewisBeijing February 23 2012 12:01AM A gang in northern China has been caught trying to re-sell and re-marry a girl who had been sold and married just a few days earlier - despite being stone dead on both occasions. The lack of pulse, however, was not something that troubled either the girl’s first husband or groom-in-waiting, who were also both dead and – according to centuries-old superstition – in desperate need of a spouse with whom to share an eternity in the afterlife.

Deathless prose: vampire novel of the century Thumbnail

Deathless prose: vampire novel of the century

Posted by Glennis Byron on February 12, 2012 in News tagged with

The Horror Writers Association has shortlisted six contenders

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They are different now

Posted by Markus Oppolzer on February 10, 2012 in Guest Blog, Markus Oppolzer tagged with

If there is one thing I've learned from reading term papers and going to conferences these past two years, then it is this: they are different now

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Review of Paulina Palmer, The Queer Uncanny

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on February 06, 2012 in Blog, Reviews tagged with ,

Paulina Palmer’s The Queer Uncanny: New Perspectives on the Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2012) was, quite simply, necessary.

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Strange Embrace

Posted by Markus Oppolzer on February 03, 2012 in Guest Blog, Markus Oppolzer tagged with , ,

David Hine's Strange Embrace, first published in 1993, is one of the most outstanding British graphic novels and a gem of Gothic storytelling waiting to be discovered.

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Gothic Games Part 2 – Clock Tower

Posted by Danny Cummins on February 01, 2012 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , , , ,

Clock Tower is a story of orphans, isolation, sordid family secrets and sprawling Norwegian castles, as such, all the critical elements for a piece of classic gothic story-telling.