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Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrated

Edgar Allan Poe, Illustrated | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

Literature and the visual arts have fed off of each other for as long as the two have existed. It should be no surprise to anyone reading this that the evocative imagery of the works of Edgar Allan Poe have been complemented with illustrations numerous times in their publication history.

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Hugo Gonzalez's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:11 PM

When it comes to writing, reading old literature from these deceases writer really helps.  It may be old but it can teach a writer a thing or two about making a paper more fascinating.  It can create a imagery if the words are visual instead of just spoken.

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"Blood" The Series - YouTube

"Blood" The Series - YouTube | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Enter the strange world of the Real Vampire Underground in this frequently shocking Documentary series: BLOOD Stay up to date on the underground: http://tiny...
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Before Bram: a Timeline of Vampire Literature | OUPblog

Before Bram: a Timeline of Vampire Literature | OUPblog | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
There were many books on vampires before Bram Stoker's Dracula. Early anthropologists wrote accounts of the folkloric vampire -- a stumbling, bloated peasant, never venturing far from home, and easily neutralized with a sexton’s spade and a box of matches. The literary vampire became a highly mobile, svelte aristocratic rake with the appearance of the short tale The Vampyre in 1819.
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The Weight of History and Also Cannibalism: “The Rats in the Walls” | Tor.com

The Weight of History and Also Cannibalism: “The Rats in the Walls” | Tor.com | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The Lovecraft Reread: The Rats in the Walls
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Stars, Stripes, and Monsters | The Gothic Imagination

Stars, Stripes, and Monsters | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

What do Dracula and Godzilla have in common? What sounds like the beginning of a bad joke or a guiltily pleasurable “B movie” portraying the serendipitous encounter between two iconic monsters, is actually just a strange series of connections facilitated by two recent movies involving the characters: Godzilla (2014) by Gareth Edwards and Dracula Untold (2014) by Gary Shore. The two films are not thematically similar, neither through characters nor through plot; nevertheless, a potential point of contact is forged in regards to both the re-telling nature of the films (the two films posit themselves as new approximations to old stories and characters) as well as in the apparent interest of portraying a true or unseen side to the story of these characters.

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Scottish Gothic and the Work of Mourning | The Gothic Imagination

Scottish Gothic and the Work of Mourning | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

I came to studying Gothic, and especially Scottish Gothic, as a sceptic. While critics such as Ian Duncan have influentially argued that Scottish Gothic is centred around ‘an association between the national and the uncanny or supernatural’ (p. 70), David Punter argues first, in his 1999 article that serves as a foundation for the field, that the formulation must ‘remain under a certain erasure’ (p. 102) and later, in 2011, that he is no longer sure ‘what such a description might mean’ (p. 9). The idea of Scottish Gothic rests on two unsupportable, or at least shaky, presuppositions: that there is a focus in Scottish Gothic distinct from English Gothic, and that there is, perhaps, a definable or consistent canon of Gothic literature in Scotland. The latter point seems easier to support, at least at first. The idea of the divided self has been frequently (too frequently) declared as the single most important aspect of Scottish literature, and the examples most often chosen to support it – James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner, Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and Alasdair Gray’s Lanark – certainly count as Gothic texts. And certainly in the past decades almost every Scottish author has drawn upon these themes, or indeed reworked these texts.

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Victorian fairytales and folklore: round up

Victorian fairytales and folklore: round up | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Fairytales and folklore are cut from the same cloth, but while the former enters the acknowledged literary realm of written text, the latter remains for the most part in the oral tradition, passed down from generation to generation.
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Did ‘Drakula halála’ predate Nosferatu as the first Dracula film? – The Spooky Isles

Did ‘Drakula halála’ predate Nosferatu as the first Dracula film? – The Spooky Isles | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
BARRY McCANN looks at the legend behind the first Dracula film - Drakula halála (1921)
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Dracula ... un vrai mythe !

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Five Stories About Cannibalism | Tor.com

Five Stories About Cannibalism | Tor.com | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
From stew to BBQ ribs, humans are cooked to perfection in these five stories.
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"Lovecraft eZine" issue 34 is online -- read free!

"Lovecraft eZine" issue 34 is online -- read free! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Issue #34 contains a column by Robert M. Price, stories by W.H. Pugmire, Joe Pulver, and nine other tales! Comment on the stories for your chance to win swag.
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Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana, Story 1: L’Amour muet

Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana, Story 1:  L’Amour muet | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
by Maximiliaan van Woudenberg Happy New Year Everyone!  My introductory blog 'last year' – actually only a few weeks ago – provided a brief overview of Fantasmagoriana (1812) the text that inspired...
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Weirdbook Magazine relaunches -

Weirdbook Magazine relaunches - | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Weirdbook Magazine, one of the more celebrated and imaginative titles of the science fiction New Wave and modern-day resurrection of weird fiction, is now
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Welcome Friends: Horror Podcasting’s overthrow of the Mobile, Private iPod. | The Gothic Imagination

Welcome Friends: Horror Podcasting’s overthrow of the Mobile, Private iPod. | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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Travel, Horror, Gothic: Ray Bradbury and the Mummies of Guanajuato

Travel, Horror, Gothic: Ray Bradbury and the Mummies of Guanajuato | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
By Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, April 09, 2015 In her analysis of Robert Louis Stevenson’s travel narratives, Sue Zlosnik notes the narrator’s tendency to present “the self as outsider,”[i] constantly “p...
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Vampiros: poses e perversões (Fernando Monteiro de Barros)

Vampiros: poses e perversões (Fernando Monteiro de Barros) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“A sexualidade em sua modalidade violenta, noturna e predatória tem, desde a literatura gótica do final do século XVIII, sua mais recorrente metáfora no vampiro, figura mítica legada pelo Romantism...
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The birth of the vampyre: Dracula and mythology in Early Modern Europe | OUPblog

The birth of the vampyre: Dracula and mythology in Early Modern Europe | OUPblog | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Although occultists like the antiquarian Montague Summers would like to claim that the belief in vampires is global and transhistorical (and therefore probably true), the vampire is a thoroughly modern being. Like the Gothic genre itself, stories of vampires emerge in the Age of Enlightenment, as instances of primitive superstition that help define the rational scepticism of northern, Protestant Europe.
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Lovecraft's Beast in the Cave

Lovecraft's Beast in the Cave | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The Beast in the Cave by S.J. Miller Before we go back to discussing the ghouls, I wanted to discuss the “Beast in the Cave,” one of HPL’s earliest tales written in 1905.  It is essentially about a...
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The Elephant Man: Victorian Monstrosities – Celluloid Gothic – intro by Dr Corinna Wagner, Mon 26th Jan | Screen Talks

The Elephant Man: Victorian Monstrosities – Celluloid Gothic – intro by Dr Corinna Wagner, Mon 26th Jan | Screen Talks | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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The Uprising of Gothic - YouTube

In recent years I noticed a rising prominence of dark aesthetics in film, TV, fashion and modern literature. In turn, I have decided to interview scholars an...
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New Publication – Ann Radcliffe’s Observations during a Tour to the Lakes | The Gothic Imagination

This edition, published to mark the 250th anniversary of Radcliffe’s birth, includes suggestions for further reading, editorial notes on the text, and an introductory essay. The latter provides background on Radcliffe’s life and work, and considers the ways in which Observations contributes to developing ideas about the cultural significance of the Lake District during a period in which that region was still in the process of imaginative discovery.

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Christopher Frayling and Abi Morgan, A Good Read - BBC Radio 4

Christopher Frayling and Abi Morgan, A Good Read - BBC Radio 4 | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Harriett Gilbert talks about favourite books, including A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius by Dave Eggers, with award-winning screenwriter Abi Morgan and cultural historian Christopher Frayling.
His choice is The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter, a collection of short stories in which he actually features.. And Harriett has recently discovered the darkly comic Mortdecai novels, including the first one, Don't Point that Thing at Me, by Kyril Bonfiglioli.
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How the vampire became film’s most feminist monster

From 1936’s Dracula’s Daughters to 2014’s A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, portrayals of female vampires have always doubled as ...
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