Re-thinking the Paranoid Gothic – Queer Reading of William Godwin

If you’re a literature lover, the name of William Godwin might be less than familiar that that of his relations. He was the father of Mary Shelley, the husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and an inspiration for Percy Shelley among others. He was a political philosopher, whose work continues to be read and studied today butContinue reading “Re-thinking the Paranoid Gothic – Queer Reading of William Godwin”

A Tour of English Corpse Roads with Icy Sedgwick

I’m trying a new thing! Each week, we have a lecture, so I’ll be updating each week with a blog that gives you the link to this week’s class in case you miss it. Tell me what you think of the idea of the comments. This week we were joined, once again, by Icy SedgwickContinue reading “A Tour of English Corpse Roads with Icy Sedgwick”

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”