Random thoughts on new I Am Legend film

Posted by on October 31, 2007 in Blog tagged with

The third film version of Richard Matheson’s 1954 novella I Am Legend is due for release in December and I, for one, am looking forward to it. I remain intrigued by how vampirism and the trope of disease are re-worked in different periods, and after 63 years, Francis Lawrence’s vision will undoubtedly provide further insight into how American culture manages its home-grown ‘others’.   Interestingly, the first two film adaptations are ideologically opposed. Sidney Salkow’s The Last Man on Earth (1964), starring Vincent Price, is closest to depicting the mora

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Samhain: Scottish Halloween

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Bone-fires, Turnips, and Guisers

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Postgraduate Profile: Aspasia Stephanou

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Spotlight on student research

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Female Vampires – BBC Radio 4 Interviews Glennis Byron and Julia Kruk

Posted by admin on October 29, 2007 in News tagged with

  Professor Byron gives an insight into the literary history of the female vampire for BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour. The Woman's Hour website has the following synopsis: The women vampires who have long featured in the gothic imagination Hammer’s classic, early colour film Dracula is returning to cinema screens in a newly restored version. Alongside the cloaked figure of Christopher Lee’s Dracula, the camera lingers on his female counterparts - the Brides of Dracula, and the victims of his bite who join them. But, female vampires stalked the Eart

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Stairway to Hell – the Exorcist’s Father Karras Falls Again

Posted by admin on October 29, 2007 in News tagged with

A re-enactment

Global Gothic: A Postgraduate Symposium

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At Stirling 1st Dec

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New Gothic Books

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Exciting new Gothic reference titles due out 2007-2008

Gothic CFPs

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Gothic related calls for conference papers and essay submissions

Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies New Edition

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'The State of Modern Horror'

Bram Stoker’s Notes for Dracula

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Miller and Eighteen-Bisang's facsimilie of Dracula notes