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Eat me, drink me, love me: The dangers of eating in Gothic texts | The Gothic Imagination

Eat me, drink me, love me: The dangers of eating in Gothic texts | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In exploring the idea of the Gothic body, Steven Bruhm points out that we are presented with an excessive display of a reminder of the body’s fragility. He refers to starvation as an example of this. The Gothic has long been regarded by theorists as the location for the repressed or for that which has been purged from normality. For these reasons, it is the perfect location for weird or excessive appetites. Uncontrollable appetite is repulsive and taboo. It reminds us of our animalistic selves and incites a level of horror and fascination that is relished in Gothic texts and by readers of the Gothic. I am going to look at a random selection of texts where food consumption and appetite are punishable or dangerous or veer into the taboo or terrifying. Food and its preparation have often been deemed part of the private, feminine sphere of culture. While other genres do explore the symbolism of food in familial or cultural gatherings, Gothic texts accord a power to all things oral that suggests something much deeper and darker is going on in our dealings with what we put in our mouths.
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Urban exploration: Hidden factory - YouTube

Complex dedicated to the production of soybean oil and derivatives. It was a great factory installed on the port, with maritime traffic of the whole world. C...
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Lovecraft, Serling, or Sagan: What Future Awaits Mankind? by John A. DeLaughter

Lovecraft, Serling, or Sagan: What Future Awaits Mankind? by John A. DeLaughter | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
This post is by John A. DeLaughter, a Lovecraft eZine contributor. Is modern humanity one-step removed from hairy apedom? Have human beings crept that far from the primal ooze that once spawned the...
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Guillermo del Toro Back at Work on Mountains of Madness Movie, But... | Tor.com

Guillermo del Toro Back at Work on Mountains of Madness Movie, But... | Tor.com | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Guillermo del Toro is back to work on a Mountains of Madness movie...if he can make it PG-13.
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Michael Dirda on horror and specialty presses

Michael Dirda on horror and specialty presses | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
If you’re looking for literary shocks and shivers, check out these specialty presses.
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How Penny Dreadful Reanimated the Gothic-Horror Genre

How Penny Dreadful Reanimated the Gothic-Horror Genre | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The Showtime series serves up frights, action, and big ideas about life and death—sans camp.
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Review: “We’re All Infected” Essays on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human – edited by Dawn Keetley | The Gothic Imagination

Review: “We’re All Infected” Essays on AMC’s The Walking Dead and the Fate of the Human – edited by Dawn Keetley | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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Examining The Blair Witch Project as a Lovecraftian Film

Examining The Blair Witch Project as a Lovecraftian Film | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Is The Blair Witch Project Lovecraftian? I examine some of the elements of the film that add some light to the statement, with a general nod towards the answer being 'Yes'.
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Richard Matheson, Writer of Haunted Science Fiction and Horror, Dies at 87

Richard Matheson, Writer of Haunted Science Fiction and Horror, Dies at 87 | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Mr. Matheson’s novels, short stories, screenplays and teleplays drew the blueprints for dozens of science fiction and horror movies and television shows.
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Classic horror returns with the gothic anthology The Mortuary Collection - Horror Movie News | Arrow in the Head

Classic horror returns with the gothic anthology The Mortuary Collection - Horror Movie News | Arrow in the Head | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Movie News Classic horror returns with the gothic anthology The Mortuary Collection
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Tomb of Vlad the Impaler may have been found in Italy - Medievalists.net

Tomb of Vlad the Impaler may have been found in Italy - Medievalists.net | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Researchers from Estonia believe that the remains of Vlad III, better known as Vlad the Impaler, are buried in a church in Naples, Italy.
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The Italian (1797) by Ann Radcliffe

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At last, the first lady of the Gothic makes a long-overdue debut on the blog. The last of her novels to be published in Ann Radcliffe's lifetime, The Italian: or the Confessional of the Black Penit...
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Cheap and nasty: the horrid legacy of penny dreadfuls

Cheap and nasty: the horrid legacy of penny dreadfuls | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Vampires, werewolves and Victor Frankenstein – as John Logan's gothic TV series appears on our screens, Matthew Sweet explores the legacy of lurid Victorian fiction
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Volume 1, Issue 1 - June 2014

Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies (ISSN2324-4895) is an open-access biannual on-line journal. It offers peer-reviewed academic articles. The purpose of the Journal is to provide an emphasis on contemporary Gothic scholarship, bringing together innovative perspectives from different areas of study.

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Issue 31 is now available - read free online. Comment and you might win a print edition!

Issue 31 is now available - read free online. Comment and you might win a print edition! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Eight stories, one column by Robert M. Price, a comic, and a short graphic novel await you in issue #31 of The Lovecraft eZine, now available!  Read it for free at this link.  (The Kindle, Nook, pr...
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bookshelves of doom: Shirley Jackson's drawings of her story settings.

bookshelves of doom: Shirley Jackson's drawings of her story settings. | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"The upstairs of Hill House. "She (Eleanor) had a quick impression of the builders finishing off the second and third stories of the house with a kind of indecent haste, eager to finish off their work without embellishment and get...
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Cadernos de Daath: Sobre Lovecraft

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Watch "The Lurking Fear", an animated movie by Eric Koenig, a director on "The Simpsons"

Watch "The Lurking Fear", an animated movie by Eric Koenig, a director on "The Simpsons" | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Eric Koenig, a director on The Simpsons, sent me the link to his animated film The Lurking Fear: Inspired by the horror stories of H.P. Lovecraft, director/writer/animator Eric Koenig (Disney, Drea...
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John Atkinson Grimshaw - The complete works

John Atkinson Grimshaw - The complete works | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
John Atkinson Grimshaw - Homepage. The complete works, large resolution images, ecard, rating, slideshow and more! One of the largest John Atkinson Grimshaw resource on the web!
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Watch for free: "Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft"

Watch for free: "Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft" | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Earlier today, I posted about the pronunciation of "Cthulhu" (and included a drawing of Cthulhu by Lovecraft himself).  My friend, the author W.H. Pugmire, emailed after that and reminded me of the...
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A brief survey of the short story, part 55: Edgar Allan Poe

A brief survey of the short story, part 55: Edgar Allan Poe | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Chris Power: He's no prose stylist, but the psychological territory mapped by his tales set a fictional compass still in wide use
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Forbidden Spheres and Cosmic Gulfs: The Weird Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft | Tor.com

Forbidden Spheres and Cosmic Gulfs: The Weird Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft | Tor.com | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
That Was Awesome: An appreciation of the exhilarating horror of HP Lovecraft.
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What Is a Contemporary Gothic Reading Group?

Our choice of novels for the first term was necessarily guided by our own interests, after consultation with our colleagues. Since we did not have a cohort to consult with in the first instance, we decided to study four novels that would be as varied as possible and would include anything from mainstream bestsellers to books published by more independent businesses. Our final selection was as follows: Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies (2010), Ben Aaranovitch’sRivers of London (2011), Helen Oyeyemi’s White is for Witching (2009) and Stephen McGeagh’s Habit (2012). Armed with these, we set off to engage others with our field of research and to collectively question the limits of the ‘contemporary gothic’ label.

So what has our experience been like? And what conclusions have we drawn from it? I will turn to these questions in coming blog posts over the next three weeks.

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Lovecraft's Visit to Mars

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Mars is one of the most frequently visited worlds for writes of science fiction and weird tales.  From H.G. Wells to Clark Ashton Smith to Ray Bradbury, the general Earth-like appearance of Mars ha...
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Digital Periodicals - Hic Dragones

Digital Periodicals - Hic Dragones | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Serialized Victorian Gothic pulp fiction for the discerning modern reader!
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Viagem a Andrómeda: Frankenstein, ou: os horrores do Prometeu moderno

Viagem a Andrómeda: Frankenstein, ou: os horrores do Prometeu moderno | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

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