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Arctic Gothic: Where The Owls Really Aren’t What They Seem

Posted by Brigid Cherry on October 19, 2010 in Dr Brigid Cherry, Guest Blog tagged with , , ,

There has been an overwhelming focus on a Southern Gothic in the key examples of post-modern American Gothic horror film and television, set as they frequently are in New Orleans (Interview with the Vampire, The Skeleton Key), South Carolina (American Gothic), Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and New Mexico (Carnivàle), Louisiana, Texas and Mississippi (True Blood), and Florida (Invasion, Dexter). Heat and its attendant passions are clearly a significant aspect of these narratives, and the landscape of the southern states (be it the boyou, the everglades or the dustbowl) a key element in each text’s

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Paul Féval’s La Ville Vampire

Posted by Glennis Byron on October 18, 2010 in Blog tagged with , , , , ,

I just finished Vampire City last night, Brian Stableford’s translation/adaptation(?) of Paul Féval’s La Ville Vampire. It’s the first book by Féval I’ve read, and I was prompted to buy it after learning that the heroine of this tale is Ann Radcliffe herself: the book is at least a vague precursor of the literary monster mash-ups of today: Ann Radcliffe, Vampire Hunter. Féval, a French novelist, and considered one of the fathers of modern ...

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Susan Hill’s Latest Ghost Story: The Small Hand

Posted by Dale Townshend on October 17, 2010 in News tagged with ,

Susan Hill has recently published The Small Hand, a sequel to her highly acclaimed The Woman in Black.  Being as great a fan of Hill's chilling tales as I am, I cannot wait for a suitably inclement Autumn afternoon to devour it.

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Gothic Reading Group (Stirling event)

Posted by Glennis Byron on October 17, 2010 in News tagged with , ,

The first meeting of the Gothic Reading Group at the University of Stirling this semester will be held on Wednesday 20 October at 4.00 in Pathfoot B2. The book for discussion is Adam Nevill’s Apartment 16. The discussion group is open to all postgraduates and undergraduates.

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21st Century Gothic, ed. Danel Olson

Posted by Glennis Byron on October 16, 2010 in News tagged with ,

A sneak preview of the final Table of Contents for Danel Olson's 21st Century Gothic, forthcoming from Scarecrow in December 2010.

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Michelle Paver talks about Dark Matter on BBC Radio 4

Posted by Glennis Byron on October 15, 2010 in News tagged with ,

If, like me, you are looking forward to reading Michelle Paver's Dark Matter: A Ghost Story, her new adult ghost story set in the Arctic of the 1930s...

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The Corpse Bride (Stirling event)

Posted by Glennis Byron on October 15, 2010 in News tagged with ,

A film night series is being organised by Sarah Anderson ( MLitt in The Gothic Imagination). It starts this Monday 18 October, 4-6 in Pathfoot B17, with a showing of The Corpse Bride with an informal discussion after. Everyone welcome.  You can contact Sarah at saa00051@students.stir.ac.uk

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J-Horror: Interview with Colette Balmain.

Posted by Dale Townshend on October 14, 2010 in News tagged with , ,

http://horrornews.net/13416/interview-author-dr-collette-balmain/

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CFP: Fourth International Gothic Congress at UNAM, Mexico City

Posted by Glennis Byron on October 14, 2010 in News tagged with , ,

Fourth International Gothic Congress: 'The Gothic and its Encounter with Technology' UNAM, Mexico City April 4-6, 2011

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Monsters: Stirling Latin American and Caribbean Research Group Workshop

Posted by Glennis Byron on October 14, 2010 in News tagged with ,

One Day Workshop, University of Stirling, School of Languages, Cultures and Religions, The Stirling Latin American and Caribbean Research Group, on Friday 29 October 2010