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

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Halloween Party 2007

Posted by admin on November 05, 2007 in News tagged with

Photographic Evidence!

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Quoth the Raven “Nevermore”… in Japanese

Posted by Katarzyna Ancuta on November 03, 2007 in Dr Katarzyna Ancuta, Guest Blog tagged with

Although my affair with Edogawa Rampo cannot truly be described as particularly intense, I must admit that I have become somewhat of a fan of the man whose darkly twisted tales of imagination certainly deserve more attention in the Gothic world than they are currently getting. Edogawa Rampo in his trademark pose with a gun. Edogawa Rampo is a pen name of a Japanese mystery and detective story writer Hirai Taro (1894-1965). And although this may not be immediately obvious to everyone, it is in fact a Romanised transcription of the Japanese pronunciation of the name of one of Rampo’s lit

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

Posted by admin on October 31, 2007 in News tagged with

Bone-fires, Turnips, and Guisers

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Postgraduate Profile: Aspasia Stephanou

Posted by on October 29, 2007 in Blog tagged with

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

Posted by admin on October 27, 2007 in News tagged with

At Stirling 1st Dec