2012 May

Fellowships and International Scholarships at Stirling Thumbnail

Fellowships and International Scholarships at Stirling

Posted by Dale Townshend on May 31, 2012 in Uncategorized tagged with

Are you an international student who is interested in pursuing a course of PhD study in the Gothic at Stirling?  Are you a post-doctoral researcher with an interest in Gothic?  Stirling University is pleased to announce the advertising of  8 Fellowships and 10 International Scholarships, viagra along with various Collaborative and Partnership Studentships Interested parties can find further details here. Fellowships Prospective candidates are advised to identify and approach a mentor in advance of submitting their application and may approach academic colleagues directly without going thr

Hamlet in the Asylum – A Review of Ian Rickson’s Hamlet Thumbnail

Hamlet in the Asylum – A Review of Ian Rickson’s Hamlet

Posted by hollycuthbert on May 30, 2012 in Holly Cuthbert, Reviews tagged with , ,

The run of Hamlet at the Young Vic theatre earlier this year has been widely condemned by critics, search some of whom were as cruel as to announce that ‘Michael Sheen could be right up there among the great Hamlets but director Ian Rickson’s gimmicky production is a disaster’ (Charles Spencer, viagra order The Telegraph) and that ‘I have never left a production of Hamlet feeling as irritated and cheated’. In fact, treat all that reviewers seem able to agree on is that it was a horrible idea but that Michael Sheen was brilliant, a compliment for him at least. I would argue that n

Gothic Technologies / Gothic Techniques: IGA Biennial Conference, August 2013. Thumbnail

Gothic Technologies / Gothic Techniques: IGA Biennial Conference, August 2013.

Posted by Dale Townshend on May 27, 2012 in Uncategorized tagged with

Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association, link 2013 August 5 – 8, pills 2013: University of Surrey, doctor United Kingdom Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck College, University of London), Professor Fred Botting (Kingston University), other Keynotes TBA Recent Gothic studies have foregrounded a plethora of technologies associated with Gothic literary and cultural production. Its presence is witnessed in how techno-science has contributed to the proliferation of the Gothic: the publishing and print cul

David J. Jones’s Gothic Machine, Reviewed by Xavier Aldana Reyes. Thumbnail

David J. Jones’s Gothic Machine, Reviewed by Xavier Aldana Reyes.

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on May 27, 2012 in Reviews tagged with

David J. Jones, check Gothic Machine: Textualities, viagra order Pre-Cinematic Media and Film in Popular Visual Culture, 1670-1910 (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2011) Reviewed by Xavier Aldana Reyes, University of Lancaster As someone who is interested in the technological side of gothic, I was naturally attracted to the idea behind David J. Jones’ new book. Largely centred on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, with their plethora of pre-cinematic media that blur the boundaries between magic, optical illusion and spectacle, Gothic Machine does not disappoint. Following the l

The Gothic and the Grotesque: The Mysteries of the Golden Mansion Thumbnail

The Gothic and the Grotesque: The Mysteries of the Golden Mansion

Posted by Rarignac on May 27, 2012 in Guest Blog, Noel Montague-Etienne Rarignac tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Domus Aurea. © Rarignac Bordeaux, Midi, La Fête de la Pentecôte, 2012 (more…)

CFP: Scottish and Irish Gothic? Thumbnail

CFP: Scottish and Irish Gothic?

Posted by Dale Townshend on May 22, 2012 in News tagged with

10th NEICN CONFERENCE North East Irish Culture Network in Association with the Scottish Irish Network (SIN) and the University of Sunderland. Call for Papers: Following the success of the previous nine international Irish Studies conferences, pharmacy this year the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, invites papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 9th to 11th November 2012. The conference organisers hope to represent a wide range of approaches to Irish and Scottish culture from academics and non­-academics alike. Performances, roundtables, collaborative projects, and other non­-traditional presentations are encouraged in addition to conference papers. We welcome both individual submissions and proposals for panels. In connection with

Postgraduate Merit Scholarships for MLitt in The Gothic Imagination, 2012/13 Thumbnail

Postgraduate Merit Scholarships for MLitt in The Gothic Imagination, 2012/13

Posted by Dale Townshend on May 17, 2012 in News tagged with

Are you interested in our MLitt in The Gothic Imagination?  DO you hold, view or intend to hold, search a first class honours degree?  The University of Stirling is offering any UK or European Union student with a First Class Honours degree a £2,000 scholarship to study full-time on any taught postgraduate course or £1,000 for part-time study.  This scholarship will be awarded in two instalments at the end of each of Semester. To find out more on how to apply, please contact: graduate.admissions@stir.ac.uk Please note that award of this scholarship cannot be combined with any other scholarship or fee waiver awards.

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The Gothic and the Classic

Posted by Rarignac on May 17, 2012 in Guest Blog, Noel Montague-Etienne Rarignac tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Blessed Bay of Eleusis and the destination of the Sacred Way, Iera Odos (© Rarignac). Bordeaux, l’Aube, La Fête de l’Ascension, 2012 The Gothic and the Classic: The Road to Eleusis Arlanda, undoubtedly an admirably efficient airport, was overly full of unboarded passengers the day I set out from Stockholm to Eleusis via Milan.  Corralled by retractable belt barriers into an intestinally-inspired queue, I found myself squeezed into a knotted lump of technology-burdened passengers consisting of myself, ‘The Bad Seeds’, their companions, tour manager, and Nick Cave.  Amidst voyaging Swedes and assorted business persons, our little bolus of the indigestible seemed conspicuously tribal.  As we stood there awaiting processing, paperwork in hand, technology piled at our feet, I explained my mission to the manager.  With his concord, I sought out Cave’s: I wanted to interview them on the subject of Gothicity.  The carefully-groomed, authoritarian Mr. Cave was pleasant enough but refused to make any on-camera pronouncements on the subject of ‘Gothic’ or ‘goths’, seeming to view it, no doubt rightly, as a radioactive topic that could only get him into trouble.  Once he had declared Gothicity an out of bounds subject, none of his vassals would broach it, including those that already had.  Cave wished me success with the project and I contented myself with sharing travellers’ bonhomie.  So much for the business of the Gothic.  Arriving at Milan where Cave was to play, we wished ourselves mutual good luck and good-byes. Fellow traveller on my Gothic quest. (more…)

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GANZA: Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia

Posted by Dale Townshend on May 15, 2012 in News tagged with

The website for GANZA, as well as a call for papers for its inaugural conference on 'Gothic Antipodes' in January 2013 in Auckland, NZ, can be found here.

The Daughters of Fire: W. H. Khouri’s Female Gothic Thumbnail

The Daughters of Fire: W. H. Khouri’s Female Gothic

Posted by Daniel Sá on May 12, 2012 in Daniel Serravalle de Sa, Guest Blog tagged with ,

As Filhas do Fogo (1978), or The Daughters of Fire, is exemplary of the Gothic’s transnational characteristics. The film portrays two young women whose stay at a colonial manor in the Brazilian countryside is afflicted by paranormal events and mysterious deaths. In the course of the narrative, they become acquainted with a mysterious family friend, an elderly lady who claims to record the voices of the dead. Soon, the female characters find themselves haunted by the ghost of one of the girls’ mothers. Whilst the dividing line between this world and the next is obscured, family secrets are revealed and the situation escalates to a nightmarish finale. Ultimately, the luxuriant Brazilian forest envelops the entire house and the remnants of the eerie life and death spectacle that occurred there. Brazilian filmmaker Walter Hugo Khouri (pronounced 'Curry') is no stranger to the horror genre; his previous films Estranho Encontro (1958) and O Anjo da Noite (1974) are - alongside José Mojica Marins’ Coffin Joe trilogy - among some the most significant Brazilian horror productions. Lesbians and unvoiced others: from domesticity to nationhood The situation experienced by three female characters in the film foregrounds issues of particular interest to discourses of gender, race, and nationhood. The assonance in their names (Ana, Diana, Mariana) suggests they can be seen as interrelated characters that represent different aspects of problems concerning the situation of the woman in society (fig.1). More to the point, a society that condemns women’ relationships with members of their own sex (Ana), motherhood and pregnancy as a problematic relationship with body (Diana) and a culture that determines women’ entrapment in the domestic sphere (Mariana). (fig.1 - Ana, Diana and Mariana: tripartite female psyche) Set in an unnamed community in the countryside of Rio Grande do Sul, the southernmost state of Brazil, As Filhas do Fogo stands out from the majority of Khouri’s production, usually set in the urban environment of São Paulo city. The particularity of the location is emphasised by means of scenes that focus on the frosty climate of southern Brazil, the predominantly European heritage of its inhabitants and lines such as ‘your house looks like a little castle’, in reference to the Germanic architecture brought by the immigrants that populated the region. This representation seeks to tr