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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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A Gothic Fiction Playlist

Jessica Cartner is a first year BA English student at the University of Sunderland. Her interests in the Gothic are monstrous and the humane, Romantic Gothic and Victorian Gothic. Hello everyone, My name is Jessica. The blog admin recently inspired … Continue reading

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Folkloric Monsters: The Global Entity

Sunderland graduate Sophie Raine explores some examples of the folkloric monster across the world. Sophie studied MA English. Her interest in the Gothic is feminism and penny dreadfuls. The myth of our first creature is thought to have originated from … Continue reading

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An Interview with Dr Dale Townshend

Stephanie Gallon interviewed Dr Dale Townshend. Dr Townshend is a Senior Lecturer of English at the University of Stirling and the director of the renowned MLitt The Gothic Imagination. He also worked in collaboration with the British Library for an … Continue reading

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Gothic in Night on Bald Mountain (1940)

As part of our Contemporary Media and the Gothic series, Stephanie Gallon looks at the Gothic influences of a Disney short. Stephanie is an MA English student. Her interest in the Gothic is werewolf literature, feminism and monster theory. See … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Miss Jamie Spears at the International Gothic Association Blog

Miss Jamie Spears is a final-year PhD student at the University of Sunderland. Her dissertation ‘A Séance Room of One’s Own: Spiritualism, Spectrality and the New Woman in Late-Victorian Supernatural Fiction‘ is an interesting insight in to the sensational and … Continue reading

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