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How Not To Romance

Originally posted on Writing North East:
In the days leading up to Valentine’s Day, I thought this should be a festive post. And since St Valentine is the patron saint of love (and bee-keeping, plague and epilepsy, but they’re so…

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An Interview with Dr Dale Townshend

Originally posted on Spectral Visions:
The blog admin 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…

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Gothic in Night on Bald Mountain (1940)

Originally posted on Spectral Visions:
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,…

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An Interview with Dr Bill Hughes

Originally posted on Spectral Visions:
The blog admin 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…

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Update from Wonderland: November Edition

First of all, let me just say that my Halloween costume is something I am seriously considering wearing every day from now on. I wore it for the Spectral Visions Halloween Extravaganza, and once more the next day to take … Continue reading

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Update from Wonderland: August Edition

Ah, August. I have such a tempestuous relationship with you. It’s summer in all it glory, and unfortunately I am not a fan of summer. There is little to do, too many people and the weather wants me dead. August … Continue reading

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

Originally posted on Spectral Visions:
As part of our Contemporary Media and the Gothic series, one of our students has reviewed the Sky Atlantic series, Penny Dreadful. There is some thing within us all. That is what was blazoned across…

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A Quick Word with Darren Shan

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The blog admin 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…

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

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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…

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An Interview with Professor William Hughes

Originally posted on Spectral Visions:
The blog admin 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…

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