A Report on the papers and speakers at the Global Gothic symposium

Posted by admin on December 06, 2007 in News tagged with

James Bell, a PhD student at Stirling, has written an entertaining and comprehensive report on the goings on at the recent Global Gothic syposium: 1st December. Each panel and individual papers are discussed. Click here to read James' report.  

Professor David Punter, Cyborgs, Borders and Stories for Virgins

Posted by admin on December 06, 2007 in News tagged with

Professor David Punter has kindly allowed us to make available the paper he recently delivered at the Global Gothic symposium, University of Stirling, on 1 December 2007: 'Cyborgs, Borders and Stories for Virgins: Mexico and the Gothic'. To read it in full click here.

Global Gothic Symposium Thanks

Posted by admin on December 04, 2007 in News tagged with

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Global Gothic International Network Grant

Posted by admin on December 04, 2007 in News tagged with

The Department of English Studies at Stirling has been awarded an AHRC Network grant to set up an international group of scholars to investigate global gothic. Further information about symposia and other events to be held over the next two years will be forthcoming.

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Hopping Vampires

Posted by Katarzyna Ancuta on November 29, 2007 in Dr Katarzyna Ancuta, Guest Blog tagged with

Jiang Shi (Mandarin Chinese), also known as Geungsi in Cantonese, Gangshi in Korean, and Kyonshi in Japanese can be best described as a reanimated hopping corpse feeding on the life essence, or qi, of the people it kills.Thanks to the influence of the Western movies, in the twentieth century popular imagination Jiang Shis have also acquired flesh-eating and blood-drinking qualities that have earned them the name of Chinese zombies or vampires. A still from Mr Vampire (1985). Pacified Jiang Shis ready to begin their last journey. In popular Chinese beliefs, human souls are frequently de

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Lisey’s Story – Stephen King

Posted by on November 29, 2007 in Blog tagged with

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Global Gothic symposium at the University of Stirling on Dec 1st

Posted by admin on November 16, 2007 in News tagged with

Global Gothic symposium The Global Gothic symposium for postgraduates and early career researchers will be held on Saturday 1 December 2007 at the University of Stirling. Keynote speakers are David Punter, speaking on ŒCyborgs, Borders and Stories for Virgins: Mexico and the Gothic and Fred Botting, speaking on ŒZombie Questions for Global Gothic A full programme is available here. For those not presenting papers but wishing to attend the symposium, we have a limited number of places available. There is no registration fee, but we would ask that you register before Monday 26

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Thai Grotesques

Posted by Katarzyna Ancuta on November 14, 2007 in Dr Katarzyna Ancuta, Guest Blog tagged with

Having spent many a day in the past straining my neck to catch a glimpse of ghastly gargoyles adorning castle turrets and Gothic cathedrals, I am somewhat overwhelmed by the abundance of grotesque imagery assailing me, so to speak, from almost every direction in Thailand. The excessive presence of Thai grotesque ornamentation can only be described through the Baudrillardian metaphor of obscenity, they truly are “the visible, the all-too-visible and the more-visible-than-the-visible,” whether in art and architecture, in commercial design, in fashion, in street ornaments and decorati

Gothic Reading Group: Joe Hill, _Heart-Shaped Box_ (2007).

Posted by on November 13, 2007 in Blog tagged with

As part of the continuing Gothic community at Stirling, we hold a reading group several times a semester. Usually, the text in question is a contemporary Gothic (or arguably Gothic!) novel or collection of short stories; in previous weeks, we've discussed Kazuo Ishiguro's Never Let Me Go, James Robertson's The Testament of Gideon Mack, Chuck Palahniuk's Haunted and Rachel Klein's The Moth Diaries, among others. The most recent reading group looked at Joe Hill's Heart-Shaped Box, which was published earlier this year. It's difficult to talk about this new author without bringing up his father:

Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies UPDATE

Posted by admin on November 10, 2007 in News tagged with

Third issue now online