RtG’s Second Conference – My Wild Heart Bleeds: 150 years of Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla

This year’s Romancing the Gothic conference celebrates the ‘birth’ of Carmilla, one of the most enduring vampiric figures, re-written an re-imagined over the years in fiction, film, web-series, podcasts, animated series and RPGs. This conference focuses on and celebrates Carmilla and its legacy, particularly the sapphic reclamation and queer celebration of its main character. ThisContinue reading “RtG’s Second Conference – My Wild Heart Bleeds: 150 years of Sheridan Le Fanu’s Carmilla”

The sense of his own beauty came on him like a revelation

This week’s class is all about ‘Paintings, Mirrors and Monstrous Doubles in the Irish Gothic‘. This week’s class is on 22nd January at 10am and/or 7pm. You can sign up here (10am) or here (7pm). In honour of the talk, I thought I’d share some of my favourite covers of one of the Irish Gothic’sContinue reading “The sense of his own beauty came on him like a revelation”

Beyond the Black Veil: The Horrid Mysteries Inspiring Northanger Abbey

This weekend, we’re having our first class of the new year. I’ll be taking us through some of the Gothic inspirations of Northanger Abbey. Want to come along? Sign up for free for the 10am or 7pm talk on Saturday 8th January. I’ll be going through all the Northanger Horrid novels. The two tv andContinue reading “Beyond the Black Veil: The Horrid Mysteries Inspiring Northanger Abbey”

2021 Romancing the Gothic Round-Up

Has 2021 lasted as long as eternity? It feels like it might have. It feels like there are at least a few oceans of time between now and January but perhaps that’s also because there’s been so much going on here at Romancing the Gothic! In book group, we’ve read 18 novels, 3 graphic novels,Continue reading “2021 Romancing the Gothic Round-Up”

Weekend Classes 13-14th November

We’re joined this week by two fantastic speakers – Roxanne Douglas and Jill Goad. Saturday 13th – Arabic Feminist Gothic – Roxanne Douglas In this talk, Roxanne will sketch how contemporary Arab feminist writers draw on literary histories such as the 1001 Nights and local folklore to write in a localised version of feminist GothicContinue reading “Weekend Classes 13-14th November”

CFP (Call for contributions) for Romancing the Gothic’s 2022 programme

Romancing the Gothic will continue in 2022 with some changes. We will be changing from 8 talks a month to 4. Each month will have a broad theme. We will also have 4 Days of Creation in the year rather than one a month. All the talks will continue to be held online and runContinue reading “CFP (Call for contributions) for Romancing the Gothic’s 2022 programme”

Gothic Drag Bibliography

We were joined today by Tom Brassington sharing his work on Gothic Drag and he has provided an incredible bibliography of films, performers, performances and criticism. Get stuck in! Film Dr. Jekyll and Sister Hyde, dir. Roy Ward Baker (MGM-EMI, 1971) Dressed to Kill, dir. Brian de Palma (Filmways, 1980) Freaky, dir. Christopher Landon (Universal,Continue reading “Gothic Drag Bibliography”

Weekend Classes – September 25-26th

Hello Everyone! It’s that time of the month again where the new classes go up and we round off the month with a Day of Creation (a collection of workshops and showcases) and a final (stunning, of course!) class. If you want a sneak peek at the month ahead and would like to start bookingContinue reading “Weekend Classes – September 25-26th”

Weekend Talks – September 18/19th

Welcome back to another exciting weekend of Romancing the Gothic classes! This week we’re taking on two fascinating subjects. You can find details of, and sign up for, any of our upcoming classes here. Sign up links for individual events are underneath the description. Saturday 18th – Eerie Food: Eating and Being Eaten in VictorianContinue reading “Weekend Talks – September 18/19th”

The Thing with Horns – Bibliography

The following bibliography was provided by Anna Milon in relation to her talk on ‘The Thing with Horns: The Insidious Presence of the Horned God in Modern Supernatural Horror’ Open Resources Fessenden, Larry. “The Shape of the Wendigo.” YouTube, 2015. https://youtube.com/watch?v=Z3fdNQZsUV0… Lenhardt, Corinna. “Wendigos, Eye Killers, Skinwalkers: The Myth of the American Indian Vampire andContinue reading “The Thing with Horns – Bibliography”