Where does it end? A brief look at children’s ‘Gothic’ series fiction Thumbnail

Where does it end? A brief look at children’s ‘Gothic’ series fiction

Posted by Chloe Buckley on December 13, 2010 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , , , ,

In a recent Guardian Books’ debate about whether or not J.K Rowling ought to write another Harry Potter, novelist Naomi Alderman begs the ever popular authoress: “Don’t do it.” Alderman exhorts Rowling to heed the monitory example of George Lucas: prequels, sequels, addendums and too much exposition just ruins a once well-loved yarn. My instincts tell me to go with Alderman on this one.

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“The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall”, only mostly for kids

Posted by Bridget Rohde on December 13, 2010 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , ,

A dark and stormy evening, gardens devoid of life, an old stone manor in the isolated countryside, long-lost family… When Florence Crutchfield steps out of the coach near her great-uncle’s estate in Mary Downing Hahn’s newest preteen ghost story, The Ghost of Crutchfield Hall, she is already well set up to embody the typical Radcliffean heroine.

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CFP: Journal of Dracula Studies

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 09, 2010 in News tagged with ,

The Journal of Dracula Studies is looking for submissions...

“Feast your Eyes! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!”  Gothic horror – Thinking in Images Thumbnail

“Feast your Eyes! Glut your soul on my accursed ugliness!” Gothic horror – Thinking in Images

Posted by Elizabeth McCarthy on December 09, 2010 in Dr Elizabeth McCarthy, Guest Blog tagged with , , ,

When aesthetic theory makes the eye the pre-eminent organ of truth where can the unbelievable and impossibly monstrous spectacle stand? John Ruskin wrote, "To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion - all in one." But what if our clear vision falls upon sights so inconceivably hideous that our rational mind revolts at the profanity of the poetry, prophecy and religion offered?

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Danel Olson interviewed by Glennis Byron. Part 1

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 07, 2010 in Interviews tagged with , ,

Danel Olson is Professor of English at Lone Star College, Texas. He has compiled three collections of new Gothic stories and novel excerpts from around the world...

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David Tennant reading vampire stories

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 06, 2010 in News tagged with , , , , , ,

Download David (Dr Who) Tennant reading a series of vampire stories here. The selection includes 'The Family of the Vordalak', 'The Horla', 'Luella Miller' and 'Clarimonde'

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CFP: Bram Stoker Centenary Conference

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 06, 2010 in News tagged with , , ,

Bram Stoker Centenary Conference Bram Stoker and Gothic Transformations 12-14 April 2012 University of Hull, Hull Campus and Whitby, North Yorkshire, UK Visit the conference information pages to find out more.

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Ghost hunting kit

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 05, 2010 in News tagged with

Just noticed this interesting post about ghost hunting equipment as I was browsing, as one does, Reviews of Electronics...

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Luther

Posted by Liam Dodds on December 04, 2010 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , ,

Luther: where brilliant and brutal collide.

Pre-Christmas Special Guest Blogger: Dr Elizabeth McCarthy Thumbnail

Pre-Christmas Special Guest Blogger: Dr Elizabeth McCarthy

Posted by Dale Townshend on December 04, 2010 in News tagged with

Dr Elizabeth McCarthy, of Trinity College, Dublin, will be contributing a few blog entries on a range of fascinating Gothic and Gothic-related topics in the run-up to Christmas.