Archive of James Campbell

has written 5 articles on The Gothic Imagination.

James Campbell completed his B.A. in English Studies and his M.Litt in 'The Gothic Imagination' at the University of Stirling in 2009/10, before beginning a PhD thesis focusing on the globalization of American Gothic in popular culture. He has presented papers on Batman comics; Washington Irving's 'Sleepy Hollow'; and on the Pacific Northwest as a centre for global gothic-horror cultural production. His publications include an article on Poppy Z. Brite for 'The Encyclopedia of the Gothic' (ed. William Hughes, David Punter and Andrew Smith, Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), and a paper entitled 'From Sleepy Hollow to Silent Hill: American gothic to globalgothic,' appearing in 'Globalgothic' (ed. Glennis Byron, Manchester University Press, 2013). In addition to blogging for 'The Gothic Imagination' he was guest-blogger for the International Gothic Association Student Blog in October 2012.

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An Interview with S.P. Miskowski, Part One

Posted by James Campbell on September 23, 2013 in Blog, Interviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In the first of a two-part interview S.P. Miskowski, author of 'Knock Knock' and 'The Skillute Cycle,' discusses writing, labelling and marketing her work; the role of 'horror' in North American culture; 'women in horror'; and the current renaissance in small-press publishing.

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Review: The Classic Horror Stories of H.P. Lovecraft, ed. Roger Luckhurst

Posted by James Campbell on April 08, 2013 in Reviews tagged with , , , ,

Lovecraft, H.P.  The Classic Horror Stories.  Ed. Roger Luckhurst.  Oxford University Press.  9 May 2013.  Hardback / Kindle. (Since this review refers to the Kindle e-book edition, I apologise in advance for the lack of page references.) Out this May from Oxford University Press, The Classic Horror Stories of H.P. Lovecraft – edited by Roger Luckhurst of Birkbeck College, University of London – collects nine of the most significant entries in Lovecraft’s ‘Cthulhu Mythos.’  By equating ‘classic’ with ‘Cthulhu’ the book takes a firm but justifiable stance towards t

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Alice: Madness Returns

Posted by James Campbell on June 17, 2011 in Blog, News tagged with , , , , , ,

Today marks the European release of the long-awaited sequel to American McGee’s Alice (2000), Alice: Madness Returns, now available on the PC, Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.

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‘Insidious is Insidious’

Posted by James Campbell on June 15, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , ,

Proving the old adage that it’s not what you do but how you do it, Insidious gives the corpse of the American horror film a few invigorating jolts.