Tag Archives: Sunderland

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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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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Spectral Visions Monthly Update: January 2015

Welcome to our new monthly post! We’ll be giving you a look at our month ahead at the beginning of every month, as well as our recommendations and news. SPECTRAL VISIONS NEWS & EVENTS On the 30th January, Spectral Visions … 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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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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A Clown with a Twist

As part of our Contemporary Media and the Gothic series, Jenah Colledge has done a character review of Twisty the clown, from the hit US show American Horror Story: Freakshow. Jenah is third year English and Creative Writing student. The … Continue reading

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Tate Langdon – The Loveable Murdering Rapist

As part of our Contemporary Media and the Gothic series, Holly Youell has done a character review of  Tate Langdon, from the hit US show American Horror Story. Holly is first year English and Creative Writing student. Things to look … 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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