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Careful, they bite: Dangerous Mouths in Gothic Texts | The Gothic Imagination

Careful, they bite: Dangerous Mouths in Gothic Texts | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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Cannibals populate ancient myths, fairy tales, children’s literature, tales of survival, and lots of horror films. I will look at a select few to get your juices, saliva and intellectual, flowing. 

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The Upper Berth | F. Marion Crawford

The Upper Berth | F. Marion Crawford | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

The Upper Berth is the final story in our weird voyages and strange seas week which featured three strange stories set at sea. – The Editors

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Jessamy Taylor’s top 10 castles in fiction

Jessamy Taylor’s top 10 castles in fiction | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
From classic scary gothic settings to warm and dreamy refuges, fiction is full of castles. Jessamy Taylor picks the most memorable
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Lovecraft: Discovering the Man behind the Mythos

Lovecraft: Discovering the Man behind the Mythos | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In this article, I would like briefly to trace my steps into the World of Lovecraft. I hope during the discussion that you find some common ground with your own HPL experiences.
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Emily Brontë, narrative, and nature | OUPblog

Emily Brontë, narrative, and nature | OUPblog | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Catherine’s removal from the plot (other than as a haunting presence in the background, much less potent hereafter than the waif-like child ghost whose wrist Lockwood rubs back and forth across the broken window glass till the blood runs freely (p. 21)) has seemed to some readers to weaken the second half of the novel. One modern critic has suggested, indeed, that the whole of the second-generation narrative was an afterthought.
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REVIEW: Modern Mythmakers: 35 Interviews with Horror & Science Fiction Writers and Filmmakers By Michael McCarty, Crystal Lake Publishing | The Gothic Imagination

REVIEW: Modern Mythmakers: 35 Interviews with Horror & Science Fiction Writers and Filmmakers By Michael McCarty, Crystal Lake Publishing | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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Review by Danel Olson: The American Imperial Gothic: Popular Culture, Empire, Violence. | The Gothic Imagination

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This Week in Fiction: Stephen King - The New Yorker

This Week in Fiction: Stephen King - The New Yorker | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
King discusses his story in this week’s issue, “A Death,” about the murder of a young girl and the man suspected of killing her.
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Strawberry Hill, Horace Walpole's spectacular Gothic castle , to reopen

Strawberry Hill, Horace Walpole's spectacular Gothic castle , to reopen | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Private rooms in the pile that inspired the first Gothic novel in 1764, and a whole style of architecture, have always been off-limits to the public – until now
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Creepypasta is how the internet learns our fears – WIll Wiles – Aeon

Creepypasta is how the internet learns our fears – WIll Wiles – Aeon | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
With a flood of dark memes and viral horror stories, the internet is mapping the contours of modern fear
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Wuthering Heights: Healthcliff berates Catherine | OUPblog

Wuthering Heights: Healthcliff berates Catherine | OUPblog | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Are you part of the Oxford World's Classics Readfing Group? The following is an extract from the current selection, Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë, taken from volume II, chapter II, pages 147-148 in the Oxford World's Classics edition.
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O profano, o maldito e o marginal: o conto fantástico na literatura brasileira (Karla Menezes Lopes Niels)

Os contos de Noite na taverna, de Álvares de Azevedo, têm sido considerados como aqueles que inauguram uma produção de cunho fantástico no Brasil que se deu à margem do cânone. A publicação dos con...
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Gothic Sunshine: Spanish film and the creep factor of the full light of day | The Gothic Imagination

The Gothic mode is noted for its chill factor – and is therefore unsurprisingly antithetical to sunlight. Among the many familiar characteristics of Gothic style are greyness, mist and cold: when the sun does appear it is often labelled weak or sickly, countering the usual association of the sun with warmth and health and suggesting a malaise in the environment in which the story is set. Perhaps it’s no surprise, then, that nowadays the Gothic is not readily associated with Spain, which suffers from its own clichés, notably being over-endowed with sun. Spain and Italy provided prime Gothic locations for the 18th-century heyday of the Gothic novel, and Spain specifically was the location for works such as Lewis’s The Monk and Maturin’sMelmoth the Wanderer. Authors were drawn to such locations not because of the sunshine but the association of the Southern Mediterranean with superstitious beliefs deriving from Catholic societies that contrasted with the supposedly rational and pragmatic ideologies of Protestant Northern Europe. Well before the rise of tourism to Spain in the 1960s, the Gothic authors of the North took their readers on virtual tours to the country. With the rise of twentieth-century tourism, though, the equation of Spain with sun has replaced the earlier Gothic portrait of supersition.

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Fellows Find: H. P. Lovecraft letter sheds light on pivotal moment in his career

Fellows Find: H. P. Lovecraft letter sheds light on pivotal moment in his career | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
James Machin is a PhD student at Birkbeck, University of London, working on a thesis on early weird fiction, circa 1880 to 1914. He is also the editor of Faunus, the journal of the Friends of Arthur Machen. His research at the Ransom Center was [...]
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Old versus New Horror: Some illustrations -

Old versus New Horror: Some illustrations - | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
This is a follow-up to my previous pieces on Old versus New Horror, and whether there is some kind of faceoff in the horror/dark/weird fiction community si
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The Ecological Impacts of the Colour Out of Space

The Ecological Impacts of the Colour Out of Space | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space" by King Ov Rats (www.deviantart.com) The impact the Colour had on Terran life will be discussed in three separate articles, to be posted over the following wee...
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Lovecraft’s Most Bigoted Story, No Really: “The Horror at Red Hook” | Tor.com

Lovecraft’s Most Bigoted Story, No Really: “The Horror at Red Hook” | Tor.com | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The HP Lovecraft Reread: Horror at Red Hook
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Weird Voyages and Strange Seas | Christopher Burke

Weird Voyages and Strange Seas | Christopher Burke | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

Today marks the beginning of a week of weird voyages and strange seas here at WFR. The trope in which a plot pulls its characters to exotic locales has a long and rich history, both within Weird fiction and more mainstream traditions. It seems most often to be used for the purpose of displacing the characters and reader from the familiar, leaving open possibilities not previously available in order to reveal stranger (and often darker) truths. Joseph Conrad understood the potentially alienating power of place and used it with compelling effect in Heart of Darkness, and many Weird authors have used it in similar fashion, such as Lucius Shepard in his exotic tale Kalimantan, which appears to specifically invoke the classic Conrad piece.

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As ressonâncias gótico-românticas na configuração da imagem do vampiro e no enredo de "Bram Stoker's Dracula" (Alessandro Yuri Alegrette)

"Na época de seu lançamento em 1992, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Drácula de Bram Stoker) provocou reações contraditórias nos espectadores e, principalmente, em grande parte dos críticos de cinema. Dentr...
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Cheap thrills: the rise of low-budget horror - Telegraph

Cheap thrills: the rise of low-budget horror - Telegraph | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
It Follows and The Babadook are spearheading a fearsome coup against bloated film budgets
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The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize 2015: Long lists

Please find below the list of nominations for the Allan Lloyd Smith book prizes - nominated by members of the IGA. The short lists will be announced in mid-July and the awards will be made at the International Gothic Association conference in Vancouver at the end of that month.

Many congratulations to those who have been nominated!
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Vampire Queen Anne Rice and the Sympathetic Vampire

Vampire Queen Anne Rice and the Sympathetic Vampire | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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Hanieh Nasseri's curator insight, February 24, 4:19 PM

wel dat vampiers ook iets met literatuur zouden doen kan je alleen maar in deze eeuw tegen komen hahaha.

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Baddies in books: Steerpike, the great manipulator

Baddies in books: Steerpike, the great manipulator | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Mervyn Peake’s calculating and ghoulish shape-shifter fascinates readers and drives the plot of the Gormenghast series
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A Conversation about the Uncanny | David Davis

A Conversation about the Uncanny | David Davis | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Marjorie Sandor talks about her new anthology The Uncanny Reader
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