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”

Weekend Classes 1st and 2nd May

Sign up here On May 1st, Kristy Strange will be talking to us about ‘Ecofeminism and the Anthropocene in contemporary Female Gothic’ This study examines the theory of Simon C. Estok’s theory of ecophobia – an idea rooted in the anthropocentric and androcentric fear of a threatening and vengeful Nature – through the lens of ecofeminism in contemporaryContinue reading “Weekend Classes 1st and 2nd May”

Working Class Gothic and Horror Watch Party

On Saturday 10th April, instead of having a class on ‘Working Class Gothic and Horror’ (which has been rescheduled), we will be having a watch party. To participate, contact me @RomGothSam to be added to a watchalong twitter group. Don’t have a twitter account? You can always create and delete one… 6pm – 8pm BSTContinue reading “Working Class Gothic and Horror Watch Party”

Weekend Classes – April 3rd and 4th

This week we’ve got very different classes going on! From art on Saturday to infectious diseases on Sunday… Have a look at the brief blurbs below and come sign up On Saturday, we’re joined by ‘trie blasingame for ‘we’re all goblins here’ Join us for a casual jaunt through some of the history, art movements,Continue reading “Weekend Classes – April 3rd and 4th”

Day of Creation (Saturday 27th) and Sunday Session (28th March)

Hello! This weekend we have another great selection of events. Our Saturday event is the monthly ‘Day of Creation’, a collection of workshops and author showcases that you can dip in and out of as much as you like! You can sign up here. There’s also still time to sign up for our Sunday sessionContinue reading “Day of Creation (Saturday 27th) and Sunday Session (28th March)”

Weekend Classes – 20th and 21st March

Welcome everyone to another exciting weekend at Romancing the Gothic! Sign up here. This Saturday we’re joined by Dr. Kendra Preston Leonard and Dr. Colleen E. Kennedy to talk “Gothic before the Gothic” In this one-hour talk, we examine proto-Gothic elements in early modern revenge plays, beginning with Thomas Kyd’s The Spanish Tragedy. These plays, like WilliamContinue reading “Weekend Classes – 20th and 21st March”

Weekend classes – March 13th and 14th

This week we have some amazing classes coming up! You can sign up here. On Saturday, join Miranda Corcoran for a talk on ‘Bitch Witches: The Teenage Witch as Pop Culture Phenomenon’ Teenage witches are everywhere in contemporary popular culture. There’s Thomasin in Robert Eggers’s The Witch, the eponymous coven at the centre of AmericanContinue reading “Weekend classes – March 13th and 14th”

Weekend Classes 6th and 7th March

This weekend, we have two fantastic classes on fairly widely differing subjects! It’s a bit of a rollercoaster of a week. Our book club is a slow burn historical romance between a vampire and his secretary, Saturday we’re moving onto body horror and Sunday we’re thinking about Star Wars and the Gothic! Never a dullContinue reading “Weekend Classes 6th and 7th March”