European Gothic

CfP: Haunted Europe, Leiden University, 9-10 June 2016 Thumbnail

CfP: Haunted Europe, Leiden University, 9-10 June 2016

Posted by Matt Foley on August 06, 2015 in Blog tagged with , , , ,

Call for Papers Haunted Europe:  Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media 9 - 10 June 2016. Leiden University, The Netherlands   Keynote speakers: Professor Robert Miles (University of Victoria) Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck – University of London) Professor Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University) Lesley Megahey (director of the BBC film Schalken, the Painter)   The Leiden Research Institute for the Arts in Society (LUCAS) invites proposals for papers that address continental connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Med

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Review: Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers: Angela Carter and European Gothic

Posted by Donna Mitchell on July 02, 2015 in Blog, Donna Mitchell, Reviews tagged with , , ,

Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers: Angela Carter and European Gothic. By Rebecca Munford. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-7190-7671-8 Reviewed by Donna Mitchell Perhaps inspired by Carter’s claim that ‘[c]ontradictions are the only things that make any sense’[i], Decadent Daughters and Monstrous Mothers: Angela Carter and European Gothic sees Rebecca Munford take on the daunting task of examining the feminist dialogue in Carter’s texts through a masculinist lineage of European Gothic writers. She justifies her reasons for the unusual combination b

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Italian Gothic Horror

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on July 15, 2013 in Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, Guest Blog tagged with , , , , ,

Italy is a country that has a long history of production in the horror genre, and it therefore seemed like the right place to go after last week’s blog post. As I explained, France has only developed something close to an endemic horror tradition in the past two decades. By contrast, Italy’s horror credentials, although they developed relatively late in comparison to Germany, have shown a strong and committed connection to the genre.[1] After the industry’s initial explosion in the 1960s, Italy’s horror output continued unabated throughout the 1970s, when it developed alongside other s

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On European Gothic Horror Film

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on July 01, 2013 in Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, Guest Blog tagged with , ,

I am delighted to be guest blogger for the month of July. Over the next few weeks, I will be posting a series of four blogs that explore my current thoughts on the state and development of gothic horror in Europe. These derive from very preliminary work on the filmic side of my Spanish Gothic research project, as well as a series of screenings that I recently curated and introduced for the TRAUMA group at Manchester Metropolitan University.[1] I will be focusing more specifically on the outputs of France, Italy and Spain. This decision is made on the grounds that these countries have shown

Diane Long Hoeveler, Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780-1820 Thumbnail

Diane Long Hoeveler, Gothic Riffs: Secularizing the Uncanny in the European Imaginary, 1780-1820

Posted by Steven Craig on February 16, 2011 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , ,

Diane Long Hoeveler's new monograph comes during a fruitful period for scholars of the so-called 'first wave' of Gothic writing.