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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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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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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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An Interview with Professor William Hughes

Stephanie Gallon interviewed Professor William Hughes. Professor Hughes is a professor of Gothic Studies at Bath Spa University, editor of the Gothic Studies journal, and the co-president of the International Gothic Association. He has many books published on Dracula, including … 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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