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Romancing the Gothic

The Society for Real Vampires present the authentic Guide to Vampirism

The recent publication of Byronic Vampire Society’s ‘Guide to Becoming a Gothic Vampire‘ is a step too far in that society’s egregious attempts to overturn the time-honoured traditions of vampirism. While they may glory in ‘sex-appeal’, a ‘brooding mystique’ and ‘finding meaning’, they reject the very essence of our existence. A grievous insult to ourContinue reading “The Society for Real Vampires present the authentic Guide to Vampirism”

Extract on vampires from ‘The Travels of Three Gentleman’ 1733 (published 1745)

This extract is from ‘The Travels of Three English Gentlemen, from Venice to Hamburgh, being the grand Tour of Germany, in the Year 1734. MS Never before published. A Journey from Goritia to Laubach, or Lubianz, the Metropolis of Carniola’ which was first published as part of the Harleian Miscellany collection in The Harleain MiscellanyContinue reading “Extract on vampires from ‘The Travels of Three Gentleman’ 1733 (published 1745)”

Extract on ‘vampires’ from ‘The Antidote to Atheisme’ – Henry More – 1653 (1655 edition)

This extracts is taken from the 1655 edition of The Antidote to Atheism which adds extra material. It involves some elements we might now consider standard and an unusual transformation. Again, the term ‘vampire’ is not used but this text provides an early model of a walking corpse/corporeal ghost which follows the same pattern asContinue reading “Extract on ‘vampires’ from ‘The Antidote to Atheisme’ – Henry More – 1653 (1655 edition)”

Extract on vampires from ‘The Present State of the Greek and Arminian Churches’ (Paul Ricault – 1679

The term ‘vampire’ is not used in the original, however, this is a model of vampirism which will be referenced frequently in 18th and 19th century texts and is an interesting insight into an early communication of the idea (vampire as the result of religious Excommunication specifically in a Greek Orthodox context) to an anglophoneContinue reading “Extract on vampires from ‘The Present State of the Greek and Arminian Churches’ (Paul Ricault – 1679”

Weekend Classes 1st and 2nd May

Sign up here On May 1st, Kristy Strange will be talking to us about ‘Ecofeminism and the Anthropocene in contemporary Female Gothic’ This study examines the theory of Simon C. Estok’s theory of ecophobia – an idea rooted in the anthropocentric and androcentric fear of a threatening and vengeful Nature – through the lens of ecofeminism in contemporaryContinue reading “Weekend Classes 1st and 2nd May”

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