supernatural

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CFP: ‘Werewolves: Studies in Transformations’

Posted by Kaja Franck on September 30, 2015 in Guest Blog tagged with , , , , ,

I'm delighted to post a CFP for a special issue of Revenant, a journal dedicated to the supernatural. ‘Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural’ is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny and the weird. Revenant is now accepting articles, creative writing pieces and book, film, game, event or art reviews for a themed issue on werewolves (due Autumn 2016), guest edited by Dr Janine Hatter and Kaja Franck. Werewolves have been a consistent, if side-lined, aspect of supernatural studies. From medieval and Early Modern poetry, through the

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Fan Girls and Fangbangers: gender and the Gothic audience

Posted by Evan Hayles Gledhill on February 07, 2015 in Blog, Evan Hayles Gledhill tagged with , , , , , , , ,

Gothic became a self-parodying genre very quickly: Jane Austen wrote the self-reflexive Northanger Abbey in 1798, though it did not see publication for nearly twenty years after that. Two hundred years later, the gothic has expanded and adapted, and a mocking inter-textual awareness is a key quality for the popularity of the genre. The audience for this fiction has long been perceived as skewing feminine, as is recognized and critiqued in Austen’s work. The modern southern gothic of True Blood (2007-2014), and American gothic Supernatural (2005-ongoing), also recognize a majority female fan

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A Hankering after Ghosts

Posted by Glennis Byron on January 22, 2012 in News tagged with , ,

There's an exhibition at the British Library called 'A Hankering after Ghosts: Charles Dickens and the Supernatural'. Curated by Andrea Lloyd,  it is running from 29 November 2011 - 4 March 2012. For more info see the Press Release here.

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Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural by Victorian women writers (Wordsworth Press)

Posted by Maria Giakaniki on December 16, 2010 in Blog, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , , ,

Several years ago, Wordsworth Editions launched a very promising series named ''Tales of Mystery and the Supernatural'', which is almost exclusively devoted to Gothic fiction, including eighteenth century works like ...