2021 Romancing the Gothic Round-Up

Has 2021 lasted as long as eternity? It feels like it might have. It feels like there are at least a few oceans of time between now and January but perhaps that’s also because there’s been so much going on here at Romancing the Gothic! In book group, we’ve read 18 novels, 3 graphic novels,Continue reading “2021 Romancing the Gothic Round-Up”

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”

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’”

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…

Live Gothic Classes – Limited Places

Next week, I am pre-recording June content, including a series of classes on: The Female Gothic The Eighteenth Century Gothic The Northern Gothic Jamaica Inn and the Adaptation of Gothic Romance Monstrous Men in the Gothic There are limited paid places available to come to the live class (10 people) which will be interactive (althoughContinue reading “Live Gothic Classes – Limited Places”

Call for Submissions – Gothic Monsters Day- 29th May

The Romancing the Gothic project runs a monthly ‘Day of Creation’. It includes workshops and author, art and film showcases. It’s free for all and you can attend as much or as little as you want. This month we’re looking for art and writing for showcases and workshops. All opportunities receive a small payment andContinue reading “Call for Submissions – Gothic Monsters Day- 29th May”

Weekend Classes – 15th and 16th May

This weekend we’re joined by two great speakers. If you’d like to sign up for the classes (for free), you can do so here On Saturday, we’re joined by Susanne Schwertfeger for a class on ‘Illustrating the ‘Gothic Canon’ – Between Adaption and Invention’ On Sunday 16th, we’re joined by Vicky Brewster to talk aboutContinue reading “Weekend Classes – 15th and 16th May”

Weekend Classes – 8th and 9th May

This weekend we’re joined by two excellent speakers to talk about two very different topics indeed! You can sign up here for free. You can support the project here (one-off or monthly) and links will be provided to support the speakers individually. On Saturday 8th, we’re joined at 10am and 6pm BST by Neil CocksContinue reading “Weekend Classes – 8th and 9th May”