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GOTHIC AT THE GOTT 4: DARK CENTRE

Posted by Dr David Annwn Jones on May 30, 2015 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

Suddenly a new location appears on the TV: we see fresh crop circles created by groups of homicidal aliens who are taking over the planet. Watching this, a room of dumbstruck Americans look blank as the name of 'WAKEFIELD', an English city unknown to them flashes up on the screen. This scene from M. Night Shyamalan’s SF horror film Signs (2002) has puzzled critics but, as the BBC realized in shooting Jonathan Strange, Wakefield draws artists seeking the unsettling and uncanny. In featuring engravings of locations so crucial to the first upsurge of Gothic writing, like Setterington’s ima

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Gothic at the Gott 3 – Dark Corridors

Posted by Dr David Annwn Jones on May 30, 2015 in Uncategorized tagged with , , , , ,

They lived for days at a time in the little universe of the engravings for Strange’s book – and these were very odd things indeed. They showed great corridors built more of shadows than any thing else. Dark openings in the walls suggested other corridors so that the engravings appeared to be of the inside of a labyrinth […] There were drawings of a vast dark moor This is a description of Minervois and Forcalquier’s dark Piranesi-inspired engravings from Susanna Clarke’s Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2004), the TVseries version of which is currently airing on the BBC: http:

Gothic Research Showcase: Stirling July 18th 2015

Posted by Benjamin E. Noad on May 27, 2015 in Blog, News tagged with , , ,

In what is hoped will be a unique and fascinating event several of the University of Stirling’s postgraduate researchers have teamed up with the charity “Epilepsy Scotland” in order to showcase their passion, medicine interests and talents as they convey their lively and diverse critical explorations of the Gothic mode. On Saturday July 18th at The Playhouse, ambulance (hosted by the Macrobert Arts Centre), 11am-3pm,  a series of interactive talks, readings and workshops will be offered to the public in an imaginative exhibit highlighting how Gothic literary and cinematic concerns man

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Ann Radcliffe’s ‘The Mysteries of Udolpho’: An Adaptation for Television

Posted by Elizabeth Bobbitt on May 27, 2015 in Blog, Elizabeth Bobbitt tagged with , , ,

Earlier this month, viagra I was lucky enough to attend the University of Sheffield’s symposium on Re-Imagining the Gothic, try in which speakers shared the ways in which they have creatively re-engaged with the genre through their own insights and projects. During the symposium, I was particularly struck by the sheer variety of mediums and methods through which other speakers re-represented the Gothic. We watched several short films, read creative responses to Gothic novels, and listened to the re-telling of regional Lancashire folk tales--to name a few of the excellent projects on displa

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GOTHIC AT THE GOTT 2 – Engraving Fear

Posted by Dr David Annwn Jones on May 26, 2015 in Uncategorized tagged with

A Gothic gate, richly ornamented with fret-work, which opened into the main body of the edifice […] Above the vast and magnificent portal of this gate arose a window of the same order, whose pointed arches still exhibited fragments of stained glass, once the pride of monkish devotion. As these sentences from Ann Radcliffe’s The Romance of the Forest (1791) remind us, some Gothic novels are imbued with an almost obsessive interest in the appearance of abbeys and castles. Dale Townsend’s fascinating talk about Radcliffe’s ‘architectural romance’: Gaston de Blondeville (1826) a

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Earbuds, Imagination and Immersion: Looking Forward to New Kinds of Terror in New Kinds of Horror

Posted by Danielle Hancock on May 13, 2015 in Uncategorized tagged with , , , , , ,

There is one last thing that I’d like to say about horror podcasting. Horror-podcasts – those short, generic creepy little audio-narratives that engulf most of my free time - are often described along the lines of “movies for your ears”. I disagree. I think that horror podcasting potentializes a very different horror experience to cinematic forms. Have you ever wondered, viagra sale after a scary film, if you’re as safe in your home as you thought? Have you ever flicked on all the lights, peered through the window, checked the cupboards, just to make sure? In lone horror listening,

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VII International Gothic Literature Congress CFP

Posted by Matt Foley on May 11, 2015 in News tagged with , , ,

VII International Gothic Literature Congress “Uncanny Transgressions” April 2016, buy  National Autonomous University of Mexico During the last years, illness Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, viagra sale culture, genre, and art modes. Objective: After the great response received in the previous Gothic Congresses (2008 - 2014), our objective is to keep the rising interest in the Gothic among

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GOTHIC AT THE GOTT

Posted by Dr David Annwn Jones on May 07, 2015 in Blog tagged with , , , , , , , ,

  The literary Gothic did not emerge ex nihilo; rather it drew on well-established cultural meanings and    a long-standing interest in the Gothic which were developed largely within the antiquarian traditions. I’d like to place Rosemary Sweet’s compelling observation at the head of this post about the Gothic and the new Gott Collection at the Hepworth Gallery. It is a statement which is consistently borne out in the study of this fine collection of engravings and watercolours. I’d also like to thank Dale Townshend here for his kind invitation to make this exciting resourc