2016 October

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Review: Thin Air

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 31, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with ,

Thin Air. A Ghost Story By Michelle Paver Publisher: Orion Books (October 2016) ISBN (Hardback) 9781409163343 ISBN (Export Trade paperback) 9781409163350 ISBN (Ebook) 9781409163374   Review by Leonor Ruiz-Ayúcar   Who does not like a good ghost story? Michelle Paver´s new book lands in the bookstores just in time for Halloween, so let’s sit on our favourite sofa and travel to the Himalayas with Thin Air: A Ghost story. The story is set in 1935. The narrator, a young doctor called Stephen Pearce, is about to experience the most amazing and challenging

_Frankenstein_ (1931) at the Bo’ness Hippodrome, Saturday October 15th Thumbnail

_Frankenstein_ (1931) at the Bo’ness Hippodrome, Saturday October 15th

Posted by Matt Foley on October 19, 2016 in Blog tagged with , , , , ,

It was a great pleasure to introduce James Whale's Frankenstein at the Bo'ness Hippodrome on Saturday 15th October as part of their Universal Monsters series, which is running in the weeks up to Halloween, and which is curated by Falkirk Community Trust's Arts Development Officer Alison Strauss. The Hippodrome is a wonderful cinema. It was restored only seven years ago to all its 1910's glory. Full of character, it's an intimate venue in which to watch both golden oldies and current blockbusters -- a building and a meeting place that the people of Bo'ness can be very proud of. A parti

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James Whale season at the Bo’ness Hippodrome

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 13, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

In the run up to Halloween the Hippodrome will present three classic horror films directed by the legendary British director James Whale, each one introduced by a special guest from the Gothic studies staff at the University of Stirling.  The original and best ‘Frankenstein’ (1931), featuring a chilling Boris Karloff as the Monster kicks off the season on Saturday 15th October at 2.30pm.  Next up is ‘The Invisible Man’ (1933) Sunday 23rd October 2.30pm – the film that made Claude Rains a star despite only being visible at the end (spoiler alert!).  The season concludes with the fr

CfP: International Vampire Film and Arts Festival Conference Thumbnail

CfP: International Vampire Film and Arts Festival Conference

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 12, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

The International Vampire Film and Arts Fest is now inviting papers. Amazingly, the conference and fest will be held in the citadel of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes, the historical Dracula. Three American institutions - Kutztown, Seton Hill and Emerson College - will be curating three distinctly themed days on '(En)Gendering the Vampire', 'Children of the Night: The Vampire Across Popular Culture', and 'Vampire on Screen: Life, Death and Immortality'. Details here: http://ivfaf.com/academic-conference Submissions due by 1 February 2017.

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CfP: Gothic Trespass

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 06, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

Gothic Trespass: Borders, buy Bodies, buy Texts   Colloquium at The University of Texas at Austin Date: April 1- 2, 2017       Keynote Speaker: Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University     The Gothic literary mode has always been associated with transgression. Since its inception in the eighteenth century, characters in Gothic novels have trespassed myriad boundaries – sexual, social, political, filial, religious – in order to thrill, to chill, and to entertain, but also to either reinforce social, cultural, and political norms or to critique them. These themes ha