Scottish Gothic: The Gorbals Vampire

Posted by admin on March 23, 2010 in News tagged with

BBC Radio 4 at 2300 GMT on Tuesday 30 March

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Of Humans and Monsters

Posted by Monica Germana on March 18, 2010 in Dr Monica Germana, Guest Blog tagged with

Gothic draws attention to the monstrous, the horrific, that which exceeds the limits imposed by moral taboos, the so-called laws of nature, as well as cultural inhibitions. The Gothic subject is typically one in a state of excess – excessive desire, excessive fear, excessive weakness; challenging the boundaries of normative acceptability,  Gothic self-consciously interrogates definitions of humanity. Frankenstein and his creature, Jekyll/Hyde, Dracula, Dorian Gray all point to hybrid models of humanity, all coexisting in the multiple simultaneity of a split ego. What is human? The Ox

A Guided Tour of the Castle of Otranto

Posted by admin on March 16, 2010 in News tagged with

BBC Radio 4

‘Hugo’ (1906) by Arnold Bennett

Posted by Matt Foley on March 03, 2010 in Blog tagged with

.... and a little bit of Johnny Cash to finish

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More skulls: The Culture of Excess or The Return of the Sublime?

Posted by Monica Germana on March 01, 2010 in Dr Monica Germana, Guest Blog tagged with

There is nothing new in the reproduction of Gothic motifs and certainly nothing new in the exploitation of death for business. What I am interested in, however, is to consider the deeper impact of consumerism, with its focus on desire, on the consuming self in relation to the cultural commodification of Gothic motifs. Gothic is excess and we live, apparently, in excess times: excessive eating, excessive dieting, excessive fandom, excessive hatred. In an article reviewing the ‘Return to the Baroque’ exhibition currently hosted in Naples, Rachel Spence briefly discussed the significance of D

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Skulls, Skulls, Skulls every where: Consuming Death in the 21st Century

Posted by Monica Germana on February 22, 2010 in Dr Monica Germana, Guest Blog tagged with

In the next few weeks I would like to explore a range of topics in relation to the significance of Gothic in contemporary culture. Much has, of course, already been written on the topic, but since contemporary means ‘now’, there is always scope for further discussion! Is Gothic dead? This question has been haunting us for a while. The TV guide seems to suggest that Gothic is far from dead. As series such as True Blood and Being Human replace older televisual vampires such as Buffy The Vampire Slayer, our staple evening entertainment seems to rely heavily on the interaction of vampires, we

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Gail Carriger, Soulless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

Posted by Aspasia Stephanou on February 21, 2010 in Reviews tagged with , , ,

Comic Gothic Steampunk

Vampires and Zombies: Transnational Transformations

Posted by admin on February 19, 2010 in News tagged with

Book: call for abstracts

Coloquio Gotico 2010

Posted by admin on February 18, 2010 in News tagged with

Mexico City

Dr Monica Germana

Posted by admin on February 14, 2010 in News tagged with

New guest blog coming soon