‘My Poor Devil’: Georgette Heyer’s The Black Moth at 100

Conference to be held 20th November 2021 1921 saw the publication of a 19-year-old Georgette Heyer’s first novel The Black Moth. This tale of romantic highwayman, demonic rakes, abduction, ravishing beauties, betrayal and deceit set in the 18th century began a career which spanned over 50 years. Heyer published over 50 novels in a numberContinue reading “‘My Poor Devil’: Georgette Heyer’s The Black Moth at 100”

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”