2016 July

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Gothic Architecture (from the Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on July 26, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , , , , ,

There was no fixed way to identify the various architectural facets of medieval Gothic in the Georgian period. Indeed, a definitive ‘system’ to understand and interpret British medieval architecture was only arrived at in 1817 when Thomas Rickman published his An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England. A later edition, digitised by Google, is available here for you to consult. If you are particularly interested in understanding how those in late Georgian Britain understood and interpreted the phases of medieval Gothic architecture, you may wish to read, or skim

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Gothic Literary Aesthetic II (from Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on July 16, 2016 in Peter Lindfield tagged with , , , , ,

Hello, and welcome to the videos from the third week of our MOOC, The Gothic Revival, 1700–1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. We’ve got plenty of material in store for you, in a session devoted to an exploration of the Gothic literary aesthetic beyond the example of The Castle of Otranto.  In these videos we will take you through some of the aesthetic foundations of early Gothic writing, including an account of the distinctions between horror and terror, the importance of Shakespeare to the Gothic aesthetic, and the culmination of the so-called ‘first wave’ of Gothic writing

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CfP: International Gothic Association Conference 2017

Posted by Timothy Jones on July 07, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

Look! The new International Gothic Association conference website is up, as is the 2017 call for papers! https://igamexico2017.wordpress.com/ The conference is, somewhat fabulously, in Mexico.      

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The Gothic Literary Aesthetic I (from Gothic MOOC)

Posted by Peter Lindfield on July 05, 2016 in Peter Lindfield tagged with , , , ,

Hello, and welcome to the archive of our videos from the second week of our AHRC-funded MOOC,  The Gothic Revival, 1700-1850: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. In the first session we started to make inroads into the manifold meanings of the term ‘Gothic’ in the eighteenth century, including the term’s associations with the ancient Gothic tribe, its perceived associations with British history, the architecture of the middle ages, literature, fashion and modern sub-culture, and more. In this session we are going to be paying sustained attention to a short text that is often held to be t

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The Haunted House in French Culture

Posted by Timothy Jones on July 04, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

On 19 May 2016 an event was held at the School of Advanced Studies, University of London, to think and talk about the haunted house in French culture. Fanny Lacôte of the University of Stirling talked about the haunted house in French Gothic literature of the 18th and 19th centuries, while Guy Austin of the University of Newcastle talked about the haunted house in French cinema. You can find a podcast of each talk here:   The Haunted House in French Culture – Welcome and Fanny Lacôte   The Haunted House in French Culture – Guy Austin   The event was funded by the