Tag Archives: Gothic Literature

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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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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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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An Interview with Dr Bill Hughes

Stephanie Gallon interviewed Dr Bill Hughes. Dr Hughes is one of the founders of the Open Graves, Open Minds research project. His research areas are paranormal romance, the Byronic hero and the undead. His latest publication is Open Graves, Open … Continue reading

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Our Monsters, Ourselves – Dr Alison Younger at Café Culture

Our Monsters, Ourselves – Dr Alison Younger [1/12/14] On Monday 1st December, Dr Alison Younger gave a talk on monsters and monster theory at Newcastle’s Café Culture. Discussing vampires, werewolves and child monsters, she explores some of the most famous … Continue reading

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A Spectral Visions Launch Party

The Gothic is an ever-changing and popular genre which is still contributed to even now. Authors like Darren Shan and L.E Turner contribute to the genre with their children’s and urban fantasy stories, and the genre has continued evolving. Now … Continue reading

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With me, you will behold terrible wonders; a review of Penny Dreadful

As part of our Contemporary Media and the Gothic series, Stephanie Gallon has reviewed the Sky Atlantic series, Penny Dreadful. Stephanie is an MA English student. There is some thing within us all. That is what was blazoned across the … Continue reading

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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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The Supernatural Psychology of Edgar Allan Poe

Andrew Hall is a first year English Education student at the University of Sunderland. His interests include American literature and the supernatural. See more in our student profiles. Edgar Allan Poe was a pioneer of the American Romantic movement, his … Continue reading

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