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”

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”

Weekend Classes 7/8th August

Hello and welcome to this weekend’s amazing classes! As always, you can sign up for free here. On Saturday, we are joined by Maria DeBlassie to talk about ‘The Legacy of the Occult Detective’ This class outlines the legacy of the occult detective, from the origin of the archetype in the Victorian era to theContinue reading “Weekend Classes 7/8th August”

Bibiliography (with links) for ‘Taking the Pen in Their Hands’

On Saturday 24th July, I gave a talk entitled ‘Taking the Pen in their Hands: Women Writers in the Georgian and Regency Periods’ for the Regency Writers Conference. This is a reference list and a list of primary sources most of which have links to free online public domain versions. Reference List Batchelor, Jennie. Women’sContinue reading “Bibiliography (with links) for ‘Taking the Pen in Their Hands’”

Saturday Class – 24th July

You can sign up for this class for free here. This Saturday we are joined by Kai D’Argenta who is joining us to talk about ‘Peter Would Cry Over You – Modern TV Werewolves and Masculinity’. The talk covers depictions of werewolves in various ensemble supernatural tv shows from the early 21st century, focussing specificallyContinue reading “Saturday Class – 24th July”

Review: New Queer Horror

Originally posted on The Dark Arts Journal:
Darren Elliot-Smith and John Edgar Browning (eds.), New Queer Horror: Film and Television (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2020. 256 Pages). ISBN 9781786836267 The connections between the queer community and Gothic and Horror are self-evident. Queer-coded monsters, defiant subversions, rebellious identifications are all a familiar part of the…