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Review: Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction (Palgrave Gothic Series) Thumbnail

Review: Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction (Palgrave Gothic Series)

Posted by Donna Mitchell on February 05, 2017 in Blog, Donna Mitchell, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , ,

Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction Gina Wisker Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016. ISBN: 978-1-137-30348-6 Reviewed by Donna Mitchell In the introduction to her latest monograph, Gina Wisker defines contemporary women’s Gothic writing as the ‘subversive granddaughter of eighteenth-century Gothic fiction’ (Wisker 27) due to its ability to mix horror and fantasy, liberate forbidden desires, and expose repressed or hidden secrets from the past. Her study brings attention to the many essential links between feminist perspectives / critiques and contemporary women’s Gothic writi

THE DEEP, DARK, HYPNOTIC SPELL OF SCORPIUS Thumbnail

THE DEEP, DARK, HYPNOTIC SPELL OF SCORPIUS

Posted by Dr David Annwn Jones on November 18, 2015 in Uncategorized tagged with , , , , , ,

Lisa Starry’s A Vampire Tale by Scorpius Dance, Sunday 21st October, 2015, Spa Pavilion, Whitby There are a few, a very few dance companies who can claim to embody a truly convincing and visceral Gothic and vampiric experience realised through the skills of world-class artists and performers. Perhaps Indianapolis-based ‘The Casket Girls: A Modern Gothic Vampire Ballet’ and Northern Ballet’s production of Dracula come close at times. There are also, of course, more intimate and small-scale productions: Gothic burlesque and belly-dancing artists, one-off Halloween shows and Rocky H

Review: The Twilight of the Gothic? Vampire Fiction and the Rise of the Paranormal Romance (Winner of the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for best book in Gothic criticism) Thumbnail

Review: The Twilight of the Gothic? Vampire Fiction and the Rise of the Paranormal Romance (Winner of the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for best book in Gothic criticism)

Posted by Donna Mitchell on September 25, 2015 in Blog, Donna Mitchell, Reviews tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The Twilight of the Gothic?: Vampire Fiction and the Rise of the Paranormal Romance. Joseph Crawford. Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-78316-064-8 Reviewed by Donna Mitchell Winner of the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for the best book in Gothic criticism, Joseph Crawford’s The Twilight of the Gothic?: Vampire Fiction and the Rise of the Paranormal Romance traces the historical development and rise in popularity of the paranormal romance and examines the reasons behind the divisive reactions to the genre. He begins by identifying three phases in its development

Review: Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines Thumbnail

Review: Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines

Posted by Alexandra Campbell on November 28, 2014 in Alexandra Campbell, Blog tagged with , , , , , , , , ,

Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines By Aspasia Stephanou   Across the past two decades the classic Gothic figure of the Vampire has – despite their iconic solitary, elusive and secretive nature – hardly been out of the public eye since the release of Francis Ford Coppola's Bram Stoker's Dracula in 1992. Since the early 1990s, Vampires of all shapes and leather-clad sizes have hit our small and big screens with varying levels of cult-pop impact: Interview with A Vampire (1994); Buffy the Vampire Slayer (Series, 1997-2003); Blade Trilogy (1998-2004); Ultraviolet  (S

Vampires and Victorians: Science and superstition in 19th-century London Thumbnail

Vampires and Victorians: Science and superstition in 19th-century London

Posted by Lynn Shepherd on October 07, 2014 in Blog, Lynn Shepherd tagged with , , , , , , ,

When it comes to timing, I’ve had two fantastic strokes of luck as a novelist. The first was that I decided to bring my Dickens-related book, Tom-All-Alone’s, to a close at the end of November 1850. Why was that lucky? Because it meant that when I chose to follow that novel with a sequel about the Shelleys I had eight or nine precious weeks before Mary Shelley’s death on February 1st 1851, so one of my main protagonists was still alive to play a role in the story. And from that followed the second stroke of luck, because 1851 was, of course, the year of the Great Exhibition. And what bet

Vampires and vegetarianism in the 21st century: Vampires aren’t just for Halloween! Thumbnail

Vampires and vegetarianism in the 21st century: Vampires aren’t just for Halloween!

Posted by Dr Claire McKechnie on October 21, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

Vampires and vegetarianism in the 21st century: ESRC Festival of Social Science Event: Public event Date: 01 Nov 2011 16:00 Start date: 01 Nov 2011 16:00 End date: 01 Nov 2011 18:00 Speaker(s): Emma King, PhD Candidate, Innogen, University of Edinburgh Dr Neil Stephens, Research Fellow, Cesagen, Cardiff University Dr Sarah Artt, Lecturer in English and Film, Edinburgh Napier University Organised by: ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum, University of Edinburgh Venue: Rich Mix Screen 1 35-47 Bethnal Green Road London, E1 6LA FREE EVENT: Vampires aren't just for Hal

Jim Jarmusch to make vampire love story Thumbnail

Jim Jarmusch to make vampire love story

Posted by Glennis Byron on May 17, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Most recent alert is that Jim Jarmusch is to make a 'crypto-vampire love story' ...

New Fright Night trailer Thumbnail

New Fright Night trailer

Posted by Glennis Byron on May 15, 2011 in News tagged with ,

A trailer has been released for Fright Night, the remake of the 1985 Tom Holland film. The remake, directed by Craig Gillespie,

Byzantium: Neil Jordan’s new vampire project Thumbnail

Byzantium: Neil Jordan’s new vampire project

Posted by Glennis Byron on May 15, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Neil Jordon (Interview with the Vampire) clearly thinks there's still some mileage in the vampire

Stake Land: poster and trailer Thumbnail

Stake Land: poster and trailer

Posted by Glennis Byron on April 15, 2011 in News tagged with , ,

Director Jim Mickle's vampire thriller Stake Land follows a group of humans fighting against a vampirism epidemic that threatens to consume the world.