2013 March

Grotesque (New Critical Idiom): A Review Thumbnail

Grotesque (New Critical Idiom): A Review

Posted by Laura Kremmel on March 28, 2013 in Reviews tagged with

Edwards, viagra buy Justin and Rune Graulund. Grotesque (New Critical Idiom). Oxon and New York: Routledge, 2013. With preoccupations with the body—body horror, the abject, disability studies, medical themes, etc—prevalent within the contemporary Gothic and Gothic studies as a whole, it is little surprise that one of Routledge’s upcoming New Critical Idiom books is devoted to the grotesque. This volume by Justin Edwards and Rune Graulund highlights the importance and potential of locating the power of bodies (and the literature that features them) in the vehicle of the grotesque and i

Lorna Jowett and Stacey Abbott, ‘TV Horror’ (2013), reviewed by Xavier Aldana Reyes Thumbnail

Lorna Jowett and Stacey Abbott, ‘TV Horror’ (2013), reviewed by Xavier Aldana Reyes

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on March 22, 2013 in Reviews tagged with , , ,

Lorna Jowett and Stacey Abbott, recipe TV Horror: Investigating the Dark Side of the Small Screen (London and New York: I.B. Tauris, sales 2013) Catherine Johnson, in her seminal Telefantasy (2005), argued that ‘the disruption of socio-cultural and generic verisimilitude implied in the representation of the fantastic […] offer[s] the opportunity to experiment with the formal possibilities of television as a medium’ (p. 147). Jowett and Abbott make a similar point in TV Horror, which aims to make us ‘rethink what we mean by horror within a televisual context’ (p. xiii). Their appro

Gothicising the Game: A (very) Brief Introduction Thumbnail

Gothicising the Game: A (very) Brief Introduction

Posted by stephencurtis on March 20, 2013 in Stephen Curtis tagged with ,

I’ve long been a proud gamer. Ever since the 1980s and my family’s first computer, an Amstrad CPC 464 with a green screen monitor, I’ve spent a lot of time growing up (or not) through gaming. Along the way, I’ve somehow also managed to get a doctorate in early modern drama and critical theory but despite that distraction I have also continued my dedication to the videogame. In part owing to the technical applications of Moore’s law (loosely defined as the idea that computer processors will double in complexity every two years) the transformation from the games that defined my initial

Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, ‘Spanish Horror Film’ (2012), reviewed by Xavier Aldana Reyes Thumbnail

Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, ‘Spanish Horror Film’ (2012), reviewed by Xavier Aldana Reyes

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on March 19, 2013 in Reviews tagged with , , ,

Antonio Lázaro-Reboll, medicine Spanish Horror Film (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, cure 2012) Antonio Lázaro-Reboll’s Spanish Horror Film (2012) has been a long time coming. With only a few chapters and journal articles dedicated to the topic, this book comes to crystallise what is an important and growing academic field. Spanning the last five decades and focusing on important ‘horror overdrive’ periods in the history of Spanish cinema, this volume serves as both an introduction and a scholarly redefinition of the boundaries of the genre within the context of European and

Issue 8:1 of Le Fanu Studies now live Thumbnail

Issue 8:1 of Le Fanu Studies now live

Posted by Matt Foley on March 18, 2013 in Blog, News tagged with , ,

Sheridan Le Fanu and Victorian scholars alike should note that the latest edition of Gothic Press's open access journal Le Fanu Studies is now live. Volume 8 issue 1 features a number of interesting reviews and, along with links to the journal's back catalogue, it can be found here: http://www.lefanustudies.com/.

Schedule for ‘Cannibals: Cannibalism, Consumption and Culture’ Thumbnail

Schedule for ‘Cannibals: Cannibalism, Consumption and Culture’

Posted by Matt Foley on March 16, 2013 in Blog, News tagged with ,

Cannibals: Cannibalism, rx Consumption and Culture Conference website: http://www.hic-dragones.co.uk/cannibals-cannibalism-consumption-and-culture/ Kanaris Lecture Theatre and Conference Room Manchester Museum, tadalafil Oxford Road, cure Manchester M13 9PL, United Kingdom Thursday 25th April – Friday 26th April 2013 Conference Programme Thursday 25th April 9.15-9.45am: Registration 9.45-10.00am: Welcome and Opening Remarks (Kanaris Lecture Theatre) 10.00-11.30am: Session 1: Cultural/Cannibal Encounters (Kanaris Lecture Theatre) Chair: TBC (i) Sarah-Louise Flowers (University of M

CFP for panel at Somatechnics International Conference Thumbnail

CFP for panel at Somatechnics International Conference

Posted by Matt Foley on March 15, 2013 in Blog, News tagged with ,

CFP for panel at: Somatechnics International Conference Missing Links: The Somatechnics of Decolonisation Linköping University, pilule Sweden June 17-19, viagra 60mg 2013 Keynote speakers: Sara Ahmed, rx Susan Stryker, Alexa Wright, Jasbir Puar, Madina Tlostanova and Catherine Waldby. Roundtable speakers: Kate?ina Kolá?ová, Ulrika Dahl, Monica Casper and Jenny Sundén. Where be Dragons? Locating Contemporary Monsters Where do monsters lurk in digital times? Are they still under your bed, in the closet, in graveyards and dusty attics? Or have they already infiltrated your phone, your

Review of Nightjar Press Short Stories Thumbnail

Review of Nightjar Press Short Stories

Posted by lizgrand on March 12, 2013 in Blog, Liz Grand tagged with , , , , ,

Sullom Hill by Christopher Kenworthy (2011), Field by Tom Fletcher (2011) and Remains by G.A. Pickin (2011) are just three of the tales that make up the vast collection of short story chapbooks published by the independent Nightjar press (publisher: Nicholas Royle, designer: John Oakley). With minimalist, artistic book covers exhibiting pictures of desolate and dark landscapes the short stories in this selection immediately possess an air of mystery and intrigue. Each of the three stories I read immediately gripped me as a reader and produced shivers down my spine. Each presented an inti

Fix your eyes: the drawings of Scottish artist Fiona Michie Thumbnail

Fix your eyes: the drawings of Scottish artist Fiona Michie

Posted by fionamichie on March 08, 2013 in Blog tagged with ,

I believe my love of the gothic began in Alvah. My childhood home in the middle of the Aberdeenshire countryside. We lived in an old school house called Linhead, capsule that sat next to the derelict School. I even remember the night my parents and I went to view the house. A small old lady answered the door, decease then took us through a dimly lit hallway into the living room. The place seemed so big and dark and as I sat next to the roaring coal fire, casually listening to the lady talk about the house, I knew there was something special about Alvah. My two older brothers and I would o

March Films Thumbnail

March Films

Posted by Kelly Gardner on March 06, 2013 in News, Uncategorized tagged with , , , ,

February was a stellar month for horror movies fans. The month of love saw romance outnumbered by its darker cousin and while there are fewer gothic releases in March, stomach one or two of the listed films should be enough to see you through the month. The Bay Directed by Barry Levinson (Good Morning, Vietnam, Diner, Sleepers and Rain Man) and written by Michael Wallach, The Bay is a documentary styled ecological horror that sees chaos ensue after the water of a small Maryland town is found to contain a high level of toxicity. This toxicity is a mutant breed of the parasite Cymothoa ex