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It’s alive - and digital! - The Shelley-Godwin Archive

It’s alive - and digital! - The Shelley-Godwin Archive | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

With a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, scholars, librarians and computer scientists around the world have created a monster archive that for the first time will stitch together the manuscripts of Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Shelley, who started writing “Frankenstein” when she was just 19 years old.

Online users of the new Shelley-Godwin Archive will be able to see Shelley’s manuscript of “Frankenstein” with all the traces of her literary surgery. In a statement about the new site, Neil Fraistat, director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities, explains, “We encoded each stage of the composition process, tracing the revisionary evolution of primary manuscripts from rough draft to final copy.”

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Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers

Where Lit-Fic and Horror Converge: Ten Literary Chillers | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Nightmare-fueled narratives and
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Moving Past Lovecraft | Jeff VanderMeer

Moving Past Lovecraft | Jeff VanderMeer | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

Here at Weirdfictionreview.com we’ve been thinking a lot about “the weird” since theWeird Tales debacle and in the context of other discussions, like the one about whether H.P. Lovecraft should be the face of the World Fantasy Award. In a sense, this entire conversation is surreal and strange to us because from our perspective the weird has never been something with Lovecraft at the center of it. I know that personally it is frustrating to find readers making a connection between my work and Lovecraft’s when he not only wasn’t an influence, but was a writer who bored me silly when I first encountered him. (When I first won a World Fantasy Award, I didn’t know it was a bust of Lovecraft; I thought it was just a depiction of an ugly ghost.)

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Iniciação à treva: Horror e monstruosidade no “Heart of Darkness”, de Joseph Conrad (Ricardo Vieira Lima)

"Recentes leituras da obra de Joseph Conrad têm procurado salientar a questão da expansão colonial europeia e de sua voraz ação imperialista no continente africano, no final do século XIX. Ciente d...
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William Godwin: the Irrational, the Dark and the Weird | The Gothic Imagination

William Godwin is frequently a name mentioned in passing by Gothic scholars, usually as a way to place some context on the life of Mary Shelley. Similarly, it’s not unusual to see Romanticists make passing reference to the ‘Gothic elements’ or ‘Gothic style’ of Godwin’s fiction. There’s value in either kind of statement, but Godwin’s relevance to the Gothic fiction of the early 1800s is under-interrogated. Within the field of Godwin scholarship itself, attention has mainly focused on the author’s politics and on his relationships with other writers – Wollstonecraft, Coleridge and the Shelleys at the forefront of this, all gloriously recorded in Godwin’s copious letters and diaries. Critical interest in Godwin’s fiction is overwhelmingly concerned with his first ‘mature’ novel, the tremendously influential Caleb Williams 

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The Gothic - YouTube

Professor John Bowen discusses key motifs in Gothic novels, including the uncanny, the sublime and the supernatural. Filmed at Strawberry Hill House, Twicken...
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The World's Largest H. P. Lovecraft Audio Links Gateway!

The World's Largest H. P. Lovecraft Audio Links Gateway! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
This really should be called, "The World's Largest English Language H. P. Lovecraft Audio Links Gateway!"  But that title, while a bit more truthful, was just too long.  I do apologize though, to t...
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The Mismeasure of Lovecraft - the "scientific" origins of his racism

The Mismeasure of Lovecraft - the "scientific" origins of his racism | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A portrait of H.P. Lovecraft (factsandotherstubbonthings.blogspot.com) Given the numerous recent discussions concerning H.P. Lovecraft's attitude toward race, I thought I would investigate this fro...
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Uma Análise do Medo em "A Coisa" de Stephen King (Eduardo Casagrande)

Uma Análise do Medo em "A Coisa" de Stephen King (Eduardo Casagrande) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"Este trabalho trata da questão do medo na obra A Coisa de Stephen King. Balizado em algumas obras da área de psicologia, este estudo tem como objetivo abordar algumas questões relativas ao medo, t...
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Painel Literatura Negra | MOTELx

Painel Literatura Negra | MOTELx | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

A propósito da secção Quarto Perdido, o MOTELx 2014 vai realizar um painel dedicado à literatura de terror, vulgo “negra”, produzida em Portugal, moderado por Safaa Dib (coordenadora editorial na Saída de Emergência), e com a participação de João Seixas (autor e crítico literário), Pedro Piedade Marques (designer gráfico), Nuno Duarte (argumentista) e Rodrigo Areias (realizador e produtor).

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Schalken the Painter | Sheridan Le Fanu

Schalken the Painter | Sheridan Le Fanu | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

Do you know who coined the term “weird fiction”? H. P. Lovecraft popularized the term in his 1927 essay “Supernatural Horror in Literature” but Irish writer Sheridan Le Fanu is credited with its inception. Today marks the bicentennial anniversary of Le Fanu’s birth in 1814. He was an author of dark tales who is mostly known for his novel Uncle Silas along with his vampire novella “Carmilla.” Le Fanu’s style of writing had a profound influence on later writers such as M.R. James. Here is one of our favorite weird fiction stories from Le Fanu called “Schalken the Painter.” If you’re interested in Le Fanu’s style of fiction, check out our review of the Le Fanu anthology Reflections in a Glass Darkly from Hippocampus Press or the new tribute anthology from Swan River Press called Dreams of Shadow and Smoke. — The Editors

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Joyce Carol Oates não sou eu, é a escritora

Joyce Carol Oates não sou eu, é a escritora | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Quase nada do que eu digo é de fiar porque vivo no mundo da fantasia – a frase não é dita exactamente assim, mas sintetiza uma entrevista exclusiva com Joyce Carol Oates em vésperas de aparecem em Portugal mais dois livros desta escritora norte-americana recorrentemente apontada para o Nobel da Literatura.
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Sheridan Le Fanu: Google goes gothic to celebrate a horror pioneer

Sheridan Le Fanu: Google goes gothic to celebrate a horror pioneer | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Irish gothic horror writer known for works including Uncle Silas and Carmilla also invested in newspapers in Dublin
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Sheridan Le Fanu’s haunting legacy

Sheridan Le Fanu’s haunting legacy | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
An Irishman’s Diary on a pioneering horror writer
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It’s OK to admit that H.P. Lovecraft was racist

It’s OK to admit that H.P. Lovecraft was racist | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Fans have to find a more mature way to cope with the ugly sides of the authors they love
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James Herbert's daughter to co-judge inaugural horror award | The Bookseller

James Herbert's daughter to co-judge inaugural horror award | The Bookseller | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City
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CRB--Master of Modern Horror, by John J. Miller

Today, Lovecraft is commonly regarded as the greatest American horror writer of the 20th century, and his only real rival in any century is Edgar Allan Poe. (The jury is out on Stephen King.) His most famous invention was a kraken-like sea beast with an unpronounceable name: Cthulhu. The stories loosely connected to this tentacled leviathan—there are about a dozen—are collectively called the Cthulhu Mythos. Their namesake has attained iconic status not only within the narrow confines of the horror genre, but without it as well. Cthulhu has become everything from the subject of songs by the heavy-metal band Metallica to a green plush doll that sits on bookshelves. Every four years brings on a new array of t-shirts and bumper stickers that tell the same joke: “Cthulhu for President: Why choose the lesser evil?”

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Giant mural recreates work of Edgar Allan Poe

Giant mural recreates work of Edgar Allan Poe | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
An artist spent about 50 hours creating a massive detailed pen and ink drawing of the works of Edgar Allan Poe. The Sock Gallery at Loughborough Town Hall contacted Wayne Mitchelson after seeing...
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Bram Stoker's Dracula play script to go on display at British Library - News - The Stage

Bram Stoker's Dracula play script to go on display at British Library - News - The Stage | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A rare manuscript for a stage production of Dracula written by Bram Stoker himself is to go on display at the British Library. Although the manuscript for
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How Frankenstein Helped Transform The Word "Awful"

How Frankenstein Helped Transform The Word "Awful" | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Words have complicated lives, with enough births, deaths, and transformations to make even the most complicated zombie story seem tame by comparison. Here's the story of how the classic terrifying tale of a dead creature brought to life also helped to give a word its own new lease on life.
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All About Alienation: Alan Moore On Lovecraft And Providence

All About Alienation: Alan Moore On Lovecraft And Providence | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
As an extension of their recent interview, Nick Talbot speaks to Alan Moore about the language and philosophy of H.P. Lovecraft and his upcoming ten-part Cthulhu Mythos work Providence
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The Gothic blue book: Time for a revival? -

The Gothic blue book: Time for a revival? - | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
An enterprising independent publisher, Burial Day Books, recently launched a submissions drive for the fourth in an anthology series that draws on the trad
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Dark Gothic Merges Deckbuilding With 19th Century Horror

Dark Gothic Merges Deckbuilding With 19th Century Horror | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
A shadows gather at the edge of town, a band of monster hunters joins forces to defeat the banshees, werewolves, and vampires besieging them. In true deckbuilding fashion, you'll gather allies and equipment, battle monsters and try to be the champion monster hunter.
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Collected Ghost Stories of John Kendrick Bangs

Collected Ghost Stories of John Kendrick Bangs | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
                  John Kendrick Bangs (1862-1922) was an American writer, mainly of humorous fiction, and editor of the popular Harper's Weekly, as well as the New Metropolitan Magazine. In 19...
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Poe’s Paradoxes – The Los Angeles Review of Books

Poe’s Paradoxes – The Los Angeles Review of Books | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
ON SUNDAY, October 7, 1849, Edgar Allan Poe died of unknown causes in Baltimore while en route to New York. Two days later, his self-claimed literary executor, fellow critic and occasional rival Rufus Griswold, published a largely unsympathetic obituary in the New York Tribune — calling him...
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Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination

Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination
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