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Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet, The Poetics and Politics of the American Gothic. Gender and Slavery in Nineteeth-Century American Literature

Posted by Maria Parrino on January 15, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , ,

This book focuses on one aspect of American Gothic literature that Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet believes has been overlooked: judgement. Underlining the need to consider the genre as a performative rather than an objective critical category ...

Interviews with Conrad Williams, Alison J. Littlewood and Joel Lane

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 14, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

David McWilliams's interview with Conrad Williams will be posted on this website early next week, along with a story, 'Slitten George', that he has kindly donated to the site. Two other interviews conducted by David McWilliams, with Alison Littlewood and with Joel Lane, have recently been posted on the Twisted Tales website. Check these out at

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Neil Jordan’s Mistaken

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 14, 2011 in News tagged with ,

‘I had been mistaken for him so many times that when he died it was as if part of myself had died too.’

Coppola’s ‘Twixt Now and Sunrise, score by Dan Deacon and Ben Chaplin as Edgar Allan Poe Thumbnail

Coppola’s ‘Twixt Now and Sunrise, score by Dan Deacon and Ben Chaplin as Edgar Allan Poe

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 14, 2011 in News tagged with , , , ,

The latest news is that Ben Chaplin (Basil in the 2009 Dorian Gray) plays Edgar Allan Poe in the film.

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Monica Germana, Scottish Women’s Gothic and Fantastic Writing

Posted by Neil Syme on January 13, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , ,

Focusing on Gothic and fantastic elements within the literature of Scottish women authors from the late 1970’s onwards, Monica Germana’s new book provides an innovative interpretation of ‘the state of the nation’ in literary terms.

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Tim Burton’s Vincent

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 11, 2011 in Blog tagged with , , ,

Vincent was Burton's first short and was made for Disney in 1982. It's a six minute stop motion black and white film about a young boy, Vincent Malloy, who is obsessed with Edgar Allan Poe and pretends to be like Vincent Price, who narrates the film.

Dongshin Yi, A Genealogy of Cyborgothic: Aesthetics and Ethics in the Age of Posthumanism Thumbnail

Dongshin Yi, A Genealogy of Cyborgothic: Aesthetics and Ethics in the Age of Posthumanism

Posted by Neal Kirk on January 10, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , ,

Avid science fiction readers and/or gothic enthusiasts may have cause to pause at Dongshin Yi’s conjunction of the term 'cyborg' and 'gothic' in his title...

American Independent Gothic: Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara, 1992) Thumbnail

American Independent Gothic: Bad Lieutenant (Abel Ferrara, 1992)

Posted by John Berra on January 09, 2011 in Dr John Berra, Guest Blog tagged with , , , , , , ,

The next stop on this tour of American Independent Gothic is New York City. An urban metropolis that has been notable for its Gothic features since the Gothic Revival of 1830-1860, New York is the ideal location for American independent filmmakers who wish to position the moral lapses of their protagonists...

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Buffy The Vampire Slayer Season Eight

Posted by Tom Paskins on January 08, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , ,

Ever since George Lucas resurrected the Star Wars franchise in 1999 with Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, there seems to have been a trend for film makers to try and breathe fresh life into series which have apparently long since died a death

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The Exorcist Files: Discovery Channel teams up with the Vatican

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 07, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

Discovery Channel is teaming with the Vatican for an unprecedented new series hunting the deadliest catch of all: Demons.