2013 September

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Latest Issue of Le Fanu Studies Journal Now Available

Posted by Dale Townshend on September 30, 2013 in News tagged with

To read the latest issue of this exciting online journal dedicated to the life and work of the Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu, click here.

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An Interview with S.P. Miskowski, Part Two

Posted by James Campbell on September 30, 2013 in Blog, Interviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Presenting part two of our in-depth interview with S.P. Miskowski, author of 'Knock Knock' and 'The Skillute Cycle'.

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Gothic Intersections; Site, Story, Art

Posted by Tracy Fahey on September 29, 2013 in Guest Blog, Ms Tracey Fahey tagged with

“In these pictures I draw upon the inherent quietness and uncanny aspects of the empty sets. As with much of my work, I looked at the blurred lines between reality and fiction, nature and artifice, and beauty and decay” [1] (Gregory Crewdson, 2010) In this final blog post on Gothic intersections, I will attempt to examine a final set of junctures; this time between fine art practice, sites and stories. Contemporary Gothic fine art practice is still under-represented within Gothic criticism.    Most of its references to the visual arts are historic examples used to discuss the o

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Sublime Claustrophobia, a Gothic Paradox

Posted by Benjamin E. Noad on September 27, 2013 in Ben Noad, Blog tagged with , , , , , ,

Inspired by a recent visit to Edinburgh’s underground vaults (courtesy of City of the Dead Tours) – I now want to share my thoughts on this particularly Gothic phenomenon. The focus here is with the curious aftermath of identifying with the Sublime through a much specified use of fear.

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Urban Shadows

Posted by Lobke Minter on September 25, 2013 in Guest Blog, Lobke Minter tagged with

China Mieville’s The City & The City is in many ways an urban exploration of this Gothic ambience. Even though his fiction is mostly classified as “weird fiction” or “soft science fiction”, or in the case of The "City & The City" which is predominantly seen by the mainstream as an existential thriller, there is much to be said about Mieville’s invocation of an urban Gothic sentiment.

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An Interview with S.P. Miskowski, Part One

Posted by James Campbell on September 23, 2013 in Blog, Interviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In the first of a two-part interview S.P. Miskowski, author of 'Knock Knock' and 'The Skillute Cycle,' discusses writing, labelling and marketing her work; the role of 'horror' in North American culture; 'women in horror'; and the current renaissance in small-press publishing.

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CFP: WAR GOTHIC

Posted by Dale Townshend on September 21, 2013 in News tagged with

CFP: War Gothic For a book-length collection entitled War Gothic, we invite essays on the intersection of the gothic tradition in literature, art, cinema, television, as well as in visual and digital media, with the representation of war and the military in its various manifestations. Submissions should fall roughly into either the category of “Literary Gothic” or “Visual Gothic,” which may extend from engravings, paintings and posters to video games and online culture. Historical reference points range from civil wars to national, colonial, and post-colonial conflicts, the Col

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CFP: Studies in Gothic Fiction, Special Issue on the Gothic and/in Latin America

Posted by Dale Townshend on September 17, 2013 in News tagged with

CFP: Studies in Gothic Fiction, Special Issue on the Gothic and/in Latin America Guest editor: Enrique Ajuria Ibarra (Universidad de las Américas Puebla) contact email: enrique.ajuria gmail.com The contemporary global outreach of the Gothic has prompted a wide range of approximations of this mode far beyond its Western, anglicized origins. There is a recent keen interest in the Gothic around the world, not only by exploring transnational adaptations and appropriations of Gothic techniques into more local manifestations, but also by attempting to uncover particular national forms that cou

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Gothic Intersections: History, Story, Memory

Posted by Tracy Fahey on September 15, 2013 in Ms Tracey Fahey tagged with

The next intersection I’m looking at in this series is where histories, stories and memories converge to create a particular kind of local Gothic that has a clear and direct link to the folklore it draws from.  This kind of Gothic, though it manifests in cities, is more frequently found in rural areas, where memories are long and stories bear telling and re-telling.  One of the most alluring things about the Gothic is its omnipresence in our contemporary culture, from global to local.   When I talk about contemporary culture I don’t just mean pious, sparkling vampires, or white-faced s

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Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association: Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques

Posted by Kelly Gardner on September 13, 2013 in Blog, News tagged with , ,

Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association: Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques For four days in August the bustling town of Guildford was flooded by academics with a penchant for the Gothic. The University of Surrey was the location for the 11th biennial International Gothic Association Conference, and as a first-timer, the experience exceeded all expectations. The conference was opened on Monday with a keynote address by Fred Botting (Kingston University), entitled ‘automaton’, this captivating presentation served as an ideal introduction to the them