Stephen King

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CFP: Rereading Stephen King: Navigating the Intertextual Labyrinth

Posted by Matt Foley on March 07, 2017 in Blog, News tagged with , , , , ,

Rereading Stephen King: Navigating the Intertextual Labyrinth Kingston University Saturday 11th November 2017 Keynote Speaker: Simon Brown (Kingston University) In Stephen King’s Gothic (2011) John Sears asserts that rereading King represents ‘an exercise in the extension of repetition, in the act of rereading an oeuvre already deeply structured … by its own engagement in the Gothic habit of rereading … To reread King would be to enter … and perhaps to become lost within, a labyrinth of intra- and intertextual relations, an immense and complex textual space’ (2). Sears’s

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Guardian blog on King’s Different Seasons

Posted by Matt Foley on January 15, 2013 in News tagged with , ,

James Smythe of The Guardian today considers Stephen King's Different Seasons (1982): a collection of four novellas, two of which spawned the classic adaptations The Shawshank Redemption (1994) and Stand By Me (1986). His blog is here.

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Ramsey Campbell interviewed by David McWilliam

Posted by David McWilliam on September 24, 2012 in Interviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Just in my own stuff I’ve moved from imitating Lovecraft to a more contemporary style of psychological horror (a trajectory Robert Bloch’s career also described) and tried to bring the supernatural tale up to my own date (as Fritz Leiber, another author influenced early in his career by HPL, magnificently did). Every so often I make a bid to scale the heights of awe that Blackwood and Machen’s greatest tales occupy. And maybe I’ve even discovered my own little niche in the genre, which I’d call comedy of paranoia. To sum up, I haven’t discovered the limits of the field, and I doubt I will.

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Stephen King and the Gothic Musical: Ghost Brothers of Darkland County

Posted by Dale Townshend on April 13, 2012 in News tagged with ,

Having worked on a musical for well over a decade, and horror writer Stephen King premiered his long-anticipated southern Gothic musical entitled Ghost Brothers of Darkland County in Atlanta this week.  For an article on the show, click here.  More information on the show is to be found on the theatre website, here.  To see Stephen King being interviewed about the show, see here.

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‘Carrie: The Musical’ Reopens in NYC

Posted by Dale Townshend on March 06, 2012 in News tagged with , ,

A musical adaptation of Stephen King's novel Carrie has recently reopend off Broadway at the Lucille Lortel theatre in New York City.  Click here for a review of this notorious show.

Your face on King’s new book? Thumbnail

Your face on King’s new book?

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 18, 2012 in News tagged with ,

Here's a strange one...

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Stephen King, Bag of Bones on A & E

Posted by Glennis Byron on December 07, 2011 in News tagged with ,

A&E’s two-part, four-hour adaptation of Stephen King’s novel BAG OF BONES, directed by Mick Garris and starring Pierce Brosnan debuts this Sunday, December 11.

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Stephen King’s 11/22/63

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 11, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

The past is obdurate. It doesn't want to change.

Psycho and its paratexts: the material production of a gothic horror text. Part 3. Thumbnail

Psycho and its paratexts: the material production of a gothic horror text. Part 3.

Posted by Glennis Byron on May 05, 2011 in Blog tagged with , , , , ,

Check In. Relax. Take a Shower: The horror boom didn’t last very long. The self-referentiality that had functioned to define it gave way to pure formula and by 1995, horror seemed all but finished....

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Artwork for Stephen King’s new novel

Posted by Glennis Byron on April 21, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

Stephen King's new novel, 11/22/63 will be released on November 8th.... If you can't wait until November for more Stephen King, his short story 'Herman Wouk is Still Alive' is featured ...