Gothic Reminiscences

Gothic reminiscences usually involve a wistful longing for remote past or memories of inarticulable terror. Happily my particular reminiscences today are going to be a great deal more cheery! The reminiscences are Gothic in all the good ways – not a remembrance of the lost but a celebration of our creepy little community. Well…not soContinue reading “Gothic Reminiscences”

Call for Talks, Classes and Workshops

Hello all! I’m looking for classes and lectures for the second half of 2021. I’m taking a hiatus in June for one month and then we’re back with a whole new programme of classes. Maybe YOU could be one of them! You’ll be presenting to an international group from all over the world! We valueContinue reading “Call for Talks, Classes and Workshops”

The Demonic Guide to Putting the Seductive in Satanic

Being a demon isn’t what it used to be. Back in the day, you could get away with manifesting some hooves, growing out some nice horns and leering menacingly from the dark, occasionally manifesting a face on your genitals. That all changed with Milton. That bastard. If I’d known the upkeep, the sheer hours inContinue reading “The Demonic Guide to Putting the Seductive in Satanic”

Bibliography – Chelsea Davis – Horror and Colour in Film

Chelsea Davis “It wasn’t like any color I’d ever seen before”: Color in Horror Film and Literature A Selected Bibliography Resources on the history of color in film Abbott, Stacey. Undead Apocalyse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century, Edinburgh University Press, 2016, pp. 24–26. Barber, X. Theodore. Phantasmagorical Wonders: The Magic Lantern Ghost ShowContinue reading “Bibliography – Chelsea Davis – Horror and Colour in Film”

Bibliography – New Woman Gothic (Naomi Hetherington)

This is the bibliography, provided by Naomi Hetherington, for her excellent talk on New Women and the Gothic. You can find a recording of the talk here New Woman Gothic Bibliography General Works on the New Woman Ardis, Ann, New Women, New Novels: Feminism and Early Modernism (Brunswick, NJ: Rutger UP, 1990). Gray, Alexandra, Self-HarmContinue reading “Bibliography – New Woman Gothic (Naomi Hetherington)”

Medieval Murder: Goth Detectives!

Here at Romancing the Gothic, we’re diversifying! We want to keep the project going and also support our speakers and offer some more hands on and interactive classes. We’ll be keeping all the book groups, film clubs and Saturday and Sunday classes completely free to attend. We’re still asking people to support speakers individually orContinue reading “Medieval Murder: Goth Detectives!”

BIBLIOGRAPHY – “Oh my goodness, is that an electrosplit goopslimer port?” Technofantasies and Difference Engines in Steampunk Literature’ – Caroline Duvezin

BIBLIOGRAPHY Atlantis: The Lost Empire (2001), dir. Gary Trousdale & Kirk Wise, Walt Disney Pictures. Blaylock, James P. (1986), Homunculus, Ace Books. Carriger, Gail (2009), Soulless (The Parasol Protectorate #1), Orbit. Carriger, Gail (2013), Curtsies and Conspiracies (Finishing School #2), Atom. Clark, Phenderson Djèlí (2016), “A Dead Djinn in Cairo”,, Clark, Phenderson DjèlíContinue reading “BIBLIOGRAPHY – “Oh my goodness, is that an electrosplit goopslimer port?” Technofantasies and Difference Engines in Steampunk Literature’ – Caroline Duvezin”

Marko Yacubovich – Alexander Pushkin

In 1835 Pushkin published a collection called ‘Songs of the Western Slavs’ and included among its numbers was a vampire poem, featuring the Vurdalak. The poem clearly borrows from or was influenced by Prosper Mérimée. The following is a very rough translation. Marko Yakubovich sat by the gate, Before him sat Zoya his wife WhileContinue reading “Marko Yacubovich – Alexander Pushkin”