Tag Archives: English Literature

A Quick Word with Darren Shan

Stephanie Gallon managed to catch a quick word with Darren Shan when he was in Newcastle, and got to talk about the most Gothic and horrific of his series, The Demonata. Book one of the series, Lord Loss (2005) was … Continue reading

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White Fell and the Criminal Woman: The Donna Deliquente in The Were-Wolf

In the 19th century, the society of the time was experiencing a number of rapid changes: urbanisation was beginning to take effect, parts of the country were living in poverty, and the female rights movement was truly underway. The old … Continue reading

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Ragbone, by James Hogg

Ragbone is a poem written by James Hogg, a graduate of the University of Sunderland. He has remained actively involved in the Spectral Visions community I pull my cart through the streets unnoticed by those who pass by as I … Continue reading

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An Interview with Dr Alison Younger

Stephanie Gallon interviewed Dr Alison Younger. Dr Younger is a literature lecturer at the University of Sunderland. Her specialties are in the Medieval, Gothic, monstrosity and the discourse of the gentleman in the 19th century. In that past year, she … Continue reading

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Project Shadow Case File: Patient 17, by Kieran Stott

Project Shadow Case File: Patient 17 is a short story written by Kieran Stott, a second year English and Creative Writing student. It was written especially for the blog. ‘Identify the colour of this block.’ ‘Green’ ‘Patient 17, can you … Continue reading

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Feminism and Gender Studies in Joss Whedon’s Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Chloé Campbell is a third year BA English and American Studies student, and an avid fan of Buffy. Her interest is in media portrayals of women and witchcraft, particularly from a feminist perspective. See more in our student profiles. I’ve … Continue reading

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