Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again when I start calling in people for next year’s talks! If you’d be interested in doing a talk with us a few details: Our talks run each weekend. We ask each speaker to do the talk twice (where possible) on either a Saturday or a Sunday. TheContinue reading “2023 Talk Series – Call For Papers”
About 2 years ago (how time flies!), I posted a blog with 5 lesser-known early Gothic novels. Hopefully, that’s been long enough to read them for anyone inclined so it’s time for another 5! Now, once again, it bears repeating that this list is only ‘lesser-known’ in relative terms. I’ll be introducing some books thatContinue reading “5 more lesser-known early Gothic novels”
Dracula (1897) has become synonymous with the vampire tale. He’s become a part of our collective consciousness and there are more versions of the character and the novel than you can shake a stick at. Of course, he was far from the first vampire or the only version of the vampire around at the time.Continue reading “10 Early Vampire Tales”
As the original site has disappeared, I am republishing (without amendment) some of my earliest academic work! This is a three part blog series and I’ll be releasing one a week. You can see the start of my work on the Gothic and theology here. The jump in footnotes is an image which is noContinue reading “The Lazarus Experiment: A Tale of Two Lazaruses”
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”
This weekend, we were very lucky to be joined by Suzie Lennox and Sarah Wise, two experts in body-snatching. Sarah introduced us to the world of London body-snatching. Find out: The story of two elderly ladies and their private graveyard Exactly how much you could get for a body and how (and why) the pricesContinue reading “Body-Snatching Double Bill”
Last week, we were joined by Dillon Payne for the talk ‘Come Home, Lost Soldier’. Dillon took us through a history of embalming and death practice in relation to the American Civil War. A really fascinating talk!
I’m a little behind on uploading videos but we’re getting back on track! 2 weeks ago we were joined by Dr Ahmed Honeini to talk William Faulkner, looking at the relationship to death explored in his fiction. Check out the video below!
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On the 22nd of January (I know I’m slightly late, but oh well), I attended one of the Romancing the Gothic seminars. Romancing the Gothic is a series of talks organised by Dr Sam Hirst. Each week, different academics talk about various aspects of Gothic Literature. These talks…
Last week, we were joined by Stiofáin Jack of Hog and Dice to talk to us about death in Irish culture and folklore. They talk fairies, burial mounds, folklore, death customs, and more! You can find more about their work here. You can watch the video here