DEFINITION OF THE GREAT HOUSE a.k.a. THE BIG HOUSE

Posted by Tracy Fahey on January 07, 2008 in Guest Blog, Ms Tracey Fahey tagged with

The Great House, or the Big House is a staple in Irish Gothic novels and poetry.  It refers to the houses built in the largely peaceful period following the Battle of the Boyne in 1690.  The houses are located throughout the Irish countryside.  Where each house is mentioned I have given a county reference (Ireland is made up of 26 counties, with a further 6 in Northern Ireland).   It is worth noting that although some of these houses compare with English Palladian houses of the period (e.g. Russborough House (1741), Castletown House (1722), Powerscourt House (1731)),

DEFINITION OF THE ANGLO-IRISH

Posted by Tracy Fahey on January 07, 2008 in Guest Blog, Ms Tracey Fahey tagged with

The Anglo-Irish have been defined (Hugh A. Hall The Anglo-Irish, Irish Statesman 17th August 1929, p467) as “a well-known though never accurately defined, section of our people, differing from the rest very little in blood…but differing more or less widely in religious belief, or in social habits or in political associations, and not infrequently in all three…it may be assumed that the typical Anglo-Irishman is Protestant in faith, has some connection with the landowning class as it existed from the end of the 17th to the end of the 19th century, and cherishes family tr

SOME KEY DATES IN IRISH GOTHIC HISTORY

Posted by Tracy Fahey on January 07, 2008 in Guest Blog, Ms Tracey Fahey tagged with

    1500-1690         Plantations of large sectors of Ireland.  This meant the introduction of English settlers into lands previously occupied both by the Irish chieftains and also the Old English (descendants of Norman invaders, heavily integrated into Irish life) 1690                 Defeat of Jacobite forces (supported by Irish Catholic majority) by the Williamite forces (supported by the Protestant settlers) at the Battle of the Boyne 1740  &nb

Edison’s Frankenstein

Posted by admin on January 02, 2008 in News tagged with

Now available on YouTube

Review of The Gothic Fiction of Adelaida Garcia Morales

Posted by admin on December 18, 2007 in News tagged with

A review of Abigail Lee Six's The Gothic Fictions of Garcia Morales: Haunting Words has been added to the Global Gothic. To read the full review click here. 

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There are such things as plots, aren’t there?

Posted by on December 17, 2007 in Blog tagged with

Conspiracy and Masculinity in Ira Levin

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The Changing Face of The Joker

Posted by on December 16, 2007 in Blog tagged with

From comic book to Dark Knight

CFP: “Uncanny Media: the Gothic Spectres of Mediation”

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

Call for Papers for "Uncanny Media: the Gothic Spectres of Mediation", a crossdisciplinary conference, artistic salon and Gothic event in Utrecht, 7-9 August 2008. CALL FOR PAPERS Uncanny Media: The Gothic Shadows of Mediation Interdisciplinary conference, artistic Salon and Gothic event hosted by the Department of Media and Cultural Studies at Utrecht University in the Netherlands 7-9 August 2008 Confirmed keynotes: Fred Botting . Steven Bruhm . Jeffrey Sconce To tell a story is always to invoke ghosts. The act of narration, by nature, invites the spectres of the past, and i

Review of The Italian Gothic and Fantastic

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

Glennis Byron has written a review of Francesca Billiani and Gigliola Sulis' edited volume: The Italian Gothic and Fantastic. To read the full review click here.

Upcoming Guest Blogs

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

Upcoming Guest Blogs After a brief Christmas break, look out for these guest blogs over the next few months: January: Tracy Fahey, Head of Department of Humanities, IT Carlow. Gothic research interests: Irish Historic houses and the gothic. February: Helen Wheatley, Department of Film and Television Studies, University of Warwick. Gothic research interests: Gothic Television March: Colette Balmain, Department of Film, Bucks New University. Gothic research interests: Japanese and Korean Horror films, European Horror films.