2018 February

Cinema’s First Vampires: Theodor and Leo Wharton’s The Mysteries of Myra and Alexander Korda’s Mágia Thumbnail

Cinema’s First Vampires: Theodor and Leo Wharton’s The Mysteries of Myra and Alexander Korda’s Mágia

Posted by Dr David Annwn Jones on February 20, 2018 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

Vampire: ‘a preternatural being of malignant nature (in the original and usual form of the belief, a re-animated corpse), supposed to seek nourishment, or do harm, by sucking the blood of sleeping persons; a  man or woman abnormally endowed with similar habits.’ OED In searching for the cinema’s first vampires, it is wise to go back to basics. Though we might identify unnatural longevity, castles, bats and an aversion to sunlight and stakes with vampirism, it is clear that the consumption of blood is a decisive factor yet it is significant that the  above description stops short of

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Gothic Reading Group

Posted by Timothy Jones on February 12, 2018 in Uncategorized tagged with

You're all invited to the forthcoming installment of Stirling's Gothic reading group! Organised by our postgrads, this is always a good night. This time it's Susan Hill's new collection, The Travelling Bag. Details on the image above.