2012 April

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Interview with Dave Morris, Creator of Frankenstein App.

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 29, 2012 in Interviews tagged with ,

This week saw the release of the long-awaited Frankenstein app, written by Dave Morris and published by inkle studios and Profile books.  The Frankenstein app is a reworking of Mary Shelley's original novel in which, in the course of reading, the reader can engage with the characters by asking questions and offering advice. Such advice is not always taken, as the characters develop a relationship with the reader based on the choices made, and may or may not trust him or her. Ultimately the purpose is to allow the reader to navigate their own course through the text, exploring the various int

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Bram Stoker Centenary Celebrations

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 24, 2012 in News tagged with

For those of you who were unable to make the recent Bram Stoker Centenary Conference at the University of Hull, look the following link contains two videos of extracts from some of the plenary addresses at the event.  Click here for more information.

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Tropical Gothic II

Posted by Daniel Sá on April 23, 2012 in Daniel Serravalle de Sa, Guest Blog tagged with

Over the past decade or so, critics worldwide have endeavoured to locate their own culturally specific traditions of the strange and the supernatural, and there has been a growing sense of a less circumscribed Gothic. My contribution to this emerging new field of Gothic Studies has been to investigate potentially Gothic Brazilian literary and film texts. Although I have referred to this work Tropical Gothic, perhaps Brazilian Gothic would be more appropriate, whereby the former could stand as an umbrella term to identify different Gothic manifestations in Latin America and beyond. Still I shal

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Guardian Vampire Reading Group

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 19, 2012 in News tagged with

Today's issue of The Guardian Newspaper contains a supplement to the list of vampire novels initially recommended by Sam Jordison last week.

iMonster: Launch of Frankenstein Application for iPhone and iPad Thumbnail

iMonster: Launch of Frankenstein Application for iPhone and iPad

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 19, 2012 in News tagged with

Later this month Frankenstein will be remade in the form of a new literary app. Designed specifically for iPad and iPhone, the app brings a classic novel to a new audience. As a work of interactive literature, Frankenstein will be the first in a new generation of e-books. The work of a team of writers and software designers, Frankenstein galvanises Mary Shelley’s classic with unusual graphics and a revolutionary interface, creating a new interactive reading experience, uncovering new depths to one of the world’s most powerful classic stories. The app will be launched globally on 26 April 2

I, Monster: Gothic Metaphor in the Making and Unmaking of Andy Warhol Thumbnail

I, Monster: Gothic Metaphor in the Making and Unmaking of Andy Warhol

Posted by gildawilliams on April 18, 2012 in Guest Blog tagged with , ,

Gilda Williams Explores Gothic Content in the Art-Making and Self-narration of Andy Warhol. I, vcialis 40mg Monster: Gothic Metaphor in the Making and Unmaking of Andy Warhol Gilda Williams ‘There was […] enough Andy in Dracula — the pale, lifeless Carpathian vampire, embarrassed by his roots, lost in the modern world […]’ — Victor Brockris, The Life and Death of Andy Warhol Andy Warhol, Self-portrait with Skull, c.1976. Polaroid, 108 x 86 mm. ‘If someone asked me, “What’s your problem?”,’ Warhol wrote in 1975, ‘I’d have to say “skin”.’   In fact Wa

Stephen King and the Gothic Musical: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County Thumbnail

Stephen King and the Gothic Musical: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 13, 2012 in News tagged with ,

Having worked on a musical for well over a decade, and horror writer Stephen King premiered his long-anticipated southern Gothic musical entitled Ghost Brothers of Darkland County in Atlanta this week.  For an article on the show, click here.  More information on the show is to be found on the theatre website, here.  To see Stephen King being interviewed about the show, see here.

Gothic Rape in the Brazilian film ‘At Midnight I’ll Take your Soul’ Thumbnail

Gothic Rape in the Brazilian film ‘At Midnight I’ll Take your Soul’

Posted by Daniel Sá on April 13, 2012 in Daniel Serravalle de Sa, Guest Blog tagged with ,

Zé do Caixão or Coffin Joe makes his first appearance in the film At Midnight I will Take your Soul (1964). The character is played by José Mojica Marins, who is also the writer, director and producer of the film. Zé is a cruel undertaker in a nameless village in the hinterlands of Brazil who terrorizes its citizens with extreme violent behaviour. Although obsessed with the supernatural, he claims not to believe in Heaven or Hell, as for him the essence of life lies in the ‘immortality of the blood’. Therefore, his goal is to find the ‘perfect woman’ – a character with a similar

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Survive a Zombie Attack with Map of the Dead

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 12, 2012 in News tagged with

Ever wondered what your chances of surviving the zombie apocalypse are?  Click here to visit the map of the Dead, discount a useful resource that lists danger-areas and useful survival resources worldwide.

Gothic Comics Exhibition in London, April-May, 2012. Thumbnail

Gothic Comics Exhibition in London, April-May, 2012.

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 11, 2012 in News tagged with

Tales of Mystery and Medicine, pills an exhibition of Gothic comics by Roberto Lari, will be held at The Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9A St Thomas’ Street, Southwark, London, SE1 from 19 April to 17 May.   Visit the link for more information.