2014 July

Dread Falls Theatre’s Father Dagon Embodies Lovecraftian Fear Thumbnail

Dread Falls Theatre’s Father Dagon Embodies Lovecraftian Fear

Posted by Will Connor on July 29, 2014 in Blog, Will Connor tagged with , , , , , , , , , ,

          H. P. Lovecraft is arguably one of the most important writers of the previous century and remains so today. His works, spanning horror, science fiction, and fantasy, have influenced a large number of prominent authors following fellow writer and fan August Derleth’s adamant insistence that Lovecraft’s works be preserved and widely published. As a result, many tributes, expansions, and interpretations of Lovecraft’s works have been produced in increasing numbers each year to date. Literature is not the only form of media producing Lovecraftian works, either, with the most c

Gothic Networking Day at MMU: a review Thumbnail

Gothic Networking Day at MMU: a review

Posted by rebeccaduncan on July 16, 2014 in News tagged with , , , ,

At about quarter past nine on Saturday 12 July, Shannon Rollins (currently writing an excellent blog series on Steampunk for the International Gothic Association – check it out here: http://www.iga.stir.ac.uk/showblog.php?id=169) and I were walking through Manchester Metropolitan University on our way to the Gothic networking day organised by Linnie Blake and Xavier Aldana Reyes. A group of people had gathered outside the doors to the business school. ‘Is this it?’ I asked. ‘Don’t think so, ’ Shannon replied. ‘Not wearing enough black.’ This is one of the things I like abou

Review: “We’re All Infected” Essays on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human – edited by Dawn Keetley Thumbnail

Review: “We’re All Infected” Essays on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human – edited by Dawn Keetley

Posted by Kelly Gardner on July 02, 2014 in Reviews tagged with , , ,

  McFarland are adding to their already growing collection of Zombie oriented publications with the recently released “We’re All Infected” Essays on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human edited by Dawn Keetley.   This edited collection of thirteen original scholarly essays, exhibits a clear sense of structural coherence and critical timeliness. The use of The Walking Dead television series (as well as references to Kirkman’s comic book series) as the central focus of the collection functions as a cohesive theme from which various explorations may div