Romancing the Gothic
On Saturday 10th April, instead of having a class on ‘Working Class Gothic and Horror’ (which has been rescheduled), we will be having a watch party. To participate, contact me @RomGothSam to be added to a watchalong twitter group. Don’t have a twitter account? You can always create and delete one… 6pm – 8pm BSTContinue reading “Working Class Gothic and Horror Watch Party”
This week we’ve got very different classes going on! From art on Saturday to infectious diseases on Sunday… Have a look at the brief blurbs below and come sign up On Saturday, we’re joined by ‘trie blasingame for ‘we’re all goblins here’ Join us for a casual jaunt through some of the history, art movements,Continue reading “Weekend Classes – April 3rd and 4th”
A while back I did a few blogs on women writers of the Gothic, Horror and Supernatural which you can find here and here. I included transwomen in the list but wanted to make a separate post specifically celebrating trans and non-binary writers. So buckle up, buttercups, it’s time to get spooky! This is aContinue reading “Trans and Non-Binary writers of Gothic, Horror and Supernatural Fiction”
Hello! This weekend we have another great selection of events. Our Saturday event is the monthly ‘Day of Creation’, a collection of workshops and author showcases that you can dip in and out of as much as you like! You can sign up here. There’s also still time to sign up for our Sunday sessionContinue reading “Day of Creation (Saturday 27th) and Sunday Session (28th March)”
Welcome everyone to another exciting weekend at Romancing the Gothic! Sign up here. This Saturday we’re joined by Dr. Kendra Preston Leonard and Dr. Colleen E. Kennedy to talk “Gothic before the Gothic” In this one-hour talk, we examine proto-Gothic elements in early modern revenge plays, beginning with Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy. These plays, like WilliamContinue reading “Weekend Classes – 20th and 21st March”
I recently completed a twitter thread on 100 women. You can find it here, if you’re interested. It includes more gifs and pictures! But for ease, I’ve collated them all into one list. The entries are fairly brief but I’m happy to tackle any questions you have! Enjoy the list and if you feel likeContinue reading “100 Women Writers in Horror, the Gothic and Supernatural Fiction from the 18th Century to 2021”
8th March is International Women’s Day and what better way to celebrate than by going over some of my favourite women writers in horror, the Gothic and the supernatural. It’s a top ten of sorts in that there will be ten mentions (the list could go on and on) but this isn’t a top tenContinue reading “Women of Gothic and Horror”
This week we have some amazing classes coming up! You can sign up here. On Saturday, join Miranda Corcoran for a talk on ‘Bitch Witches: The Teenage Witch as Pop Culture Phenomenon’ Teenage witches are everywhere in contemporary popular culture. There’s Thomasin in Robert Eggers’s The Witch, the eponymous coven at the centre of AmericanContinue reading “Weekend classes – March 13th and 14th”
This weekend, we have two fantastic classes on fairly widely differing subjects! It’s a bit of a rollercoaster of a week. Our book club is a slow burn historical romance between a vampire and his secretary, Saturday we’re moving onto body horror and Sunday we’re thinking about Star Wars and the Gothic! Never a dullContinue reading “Weekend Classes 6th and 7th March”
This Saturday, we have a full day of free events dedicated to Gothic creation. Be it crafts, film, writing or any of a myriad of types of Gothic creation, we like to celebrate it here at Romancing the Gothic by showcasing amazing work, running workshops and enjoying creativity together. Timetable for the Day You’re veryContinue reading “Gothic Day of Creation – 27th February”
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