Monthly Archives: October 2015

The Female Vampire in Children’s Animation

As an introduction to our new blog series: Children’s Gothic, Stephanie Gallon has provided a detailed look into the female vampire in children’s contemporary media.  Stephanie has recently graduated with an MA in English Studies. The vampire is a universally … Continue reading

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“Checking In” On Fear

In conjunction with American Horror Story Tuesdays, Connor Taylor is writing a four-part review of individual episodes from the fifth season. He will discuss their relation to different aspects of fear. This first review discusses the pilot episode: Checking In. … Continue reading

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A New Species of Jekyll, in ITV’s Jekyll and Hyde

As part of our Halloween Month, Janet Cooper reviews the first episode of new ITV period drama series, Jekyll and Hyde.  Janet is an MA English Studies Student and has a particular interest in Gothic Literature, particularly Victorian and Irish literature. … Continue reading

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Vampires and werewolves and warlocks, oh my…

As part of our Halloween Month, Tegan Stevenson, talks about paranormal romance and provides us with a recommendation of Dragon Bound, the first book in the Elder Races series by Thea Harrison. Tegan is a 3rd year English and Creative Writing … Continue reading

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Beautiful things are fragile; Female Gothic and Crimson Peak

As part of Halloween month and our Contemporary Media and Gothic series, Stephanie Gallon has done a review on the newly released Gothic horror Crimson Peak. Stephanie recently graduated with an MA in English Studies from the University of Sunderland. … Continue reading

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Sir Walter Scott and his Abbotsford…

With the intention of educating from the very beginning, Steve Watts – Head of the Department of Culture – led a group of English students, in the direction of Sir Walter Scott. On a journey to the Borders their first … Continue reading

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Welcome Back…

After a spellbinding year, we welcome you all back for what we hope to be an exciting new journey for Spectral Visions.  Brimful of Gothic delight, we venture back into the world of darkness. Sadly, this welcome also comes with … Continue reading

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