Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Femme Fatale: American Horror Story and Those Deadly Women.

As part of our Contemporary Media and the Gothic series, Sunderland graduate Sophie Raine explores the femme fatale in American Horror Story. Sophie studied MA English. Her interest in the Gothic is feminism and penny dreadfuls. Escaping the bonds of … Continue reading

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Monstrum: A New Journal

We are pleased to announce the official launch of Monstrum, published by Spectral Visions Press. So what exactly is Monstrum? Monstrum is an academic journal which specialises in monsters and the monstrous. It welcomes submissions of an interdisciplinary kind, as … Continue reading

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Is Gotham Goth-ic?

Emily Bird is a third year BA English and Creative Writing student at the University of Sunderland. Her interests are in contemporary media, geography and Gothic architecture. In this article I’m going to look at the ever so brilliant and … Continue reading

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To Whom Does Control Belong?

Jenah Colledge is a third year BA English and Creative Writing student at the University of Sunderland. Her interests include supernaturalism, fairy tales and romance. See more of her work in the student profiles. The vampire; what is it about … Continue reading

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The Art of Gothic: Britain’s Midnight Hour

As part of our Monthly Reviews, Katie Watson did a review of The Art of Gothic. Katie is a third year English and Drama student. Over recent weeks the BBC have released a series which attempts to explain the Gothic … Continue reading

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Our Monsters, Ourselves: A Review of Dr Alison Younger’s Talk

Dr Alison Younger, senior lecturer at the University of Sunderland, gave a talk at Newcastle’s Café Culture on Monday 1st December. Speaking volumes of Dr Younger’s talent and reputation, the usual café arrangement of the venue was set out for … Continue reading

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Visionaries in London: The Terror and Wonder Exhibition

Recent MA English graduate Sophie Raine tells us about Spectral Visions’ trip to the British Library for the Terror and Wonder exhibition. When the exhibition ‘Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination’ came to London this October, we knew that this … Continue reading

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