Saturday and Sunday Classes 23rd/24th January 2021

This weekend we’re heading back in time and into the realms of myth, legend and folklore! You can sign up here On Saturday, Romancing the Gothic favourite Icy Sedgwick is joining us to talk  ‘Vampires, Barghests, Red Caps, and More: A Compendium of Northern Folklore’ Forget what you think you know about the industrial north.Continue reading “Saturday and Sunday Classes 23rd/24th January 2021”

Saturday and Sunday Classes 16/17th January 2021

Welcome to the second set of classes of 2021! This week we’re spanning the centuries, looking at film up to the modern day and then going back in time to the early 19th century. If you’re interested in either class, just fill in our sign up sheet here On Saturday, we’re joined by Maisha WesterContinue reading “Saturday and Sunday Classes 16/17th January 2021”

Saturday and Sunday Classes – 9th and 10th January

New year, new classes! This year, where I have them, I’ll be posting a short summary of what the weekend’s classes will be looking at (just to tempt you even more!) Our Saturday class this week is with Lori A. Paige, author of The Gothic Romance Wave. Her talk will be on THE GOTHIC WAVE:Continue reading “Saturday and Sunday Classes – 9th and 10th January”

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)”