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Psychopomps: From Death to the Afterlife

Posted by Sharon Deans on January 20, 2011 in Blog tagged with ,

Psychopomps is an ancient Greek word that refers to the conductors or guides who lead souls from death to the afterlife. In mythology they include Charon, who guards the gates of the Underworld, Hermes, the wing-footed messenger God, the Anubis of Egypt, and Apollo. In a recent exhibition of the same name by taxidermist and sculptor Polly Morgan...

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IGA conference in Heidelberg: Extended deadline for abstracts

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 19, 2011 in News tagged with ,

The extended submission deadline is January 26th, 2011.

Naomi Mandel, ed., Bret Easton Ellis: American Psycho, Glamorama, Lunar Park. Thumbnail

Naomi Mandel, ed., Bret Easton Ellis: American Psycho, Glamorama, Lunar Park.

Posted by Neil McRobert on January 19, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , , , ,

This collection of essays provides a long overdue critical examination of perhaps the most divisive contributor to contemporary literature.

American Independent Gothic: Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001) Thumbnail

American Independent Gothic: Mulholland Drive (David Lynch, 2001)

Posted by John Berra on January 19, 2011 in Dr John Berra, Guest Blog tagged with ,

The American Independent Gothic tour now arrives in Los Angeles, California.

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Dominik Moll’s The Monk

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 18, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Dominik Moll's film adaptation of Lewis's The Monk is apparently now in post-production, but little information has been released

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Conrad Williams Interviewed by David McWilliam

Posted by David McWilliam on January 17, 2011 in Interviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Conrad Williams is the author of seven novels: Head Injuries, London Revenant, The Unblemished, One, Decay Inevitable, Blonde on a Stick and Loss of Separation; four novellas: Nearly People, Game, Rain and The Scalding Rooms and around 80 short stories (a number of which appeared in his collection, Use Once Then Destroy). He has won the International Horror Guild Award (2007, Best Novel - The Unblemished) and several British Fantasy Awards (1993, Best Newcomer; 2008, Best Novella - The Scalding Rooms; 2010, Best Novel - One). He lives in Manchester with his wife and three sons.

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

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.