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Dare You? new anthology challenges notions of children’s gothic [Review] | The Gothic Imagination

Dare You? new anthology challenges notions of children’s gothic [Review] | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

Since its inception, gothic fiction has been at the heart of a debate about what is and isn’t appropriate reading material for the young. Even the earliest gothic novels were subject to plenty of criticism for exposing impressionable readers to the worst kind of vices and excess. In recent years, some of the terms in this debate have changed, but, as Dr. Catherine Spooner recently pointed out, an anxiety about gothic remains.

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Lovecraftian Science, Volume 1

Lovecraftian Science, Volume 1 | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
This volume will expand on www.lovecraftianscience.wordpress.com articles about Lovecraft and Cthulhu mythos and include new artwork.
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For once, a Lovecraft videogame adaptation done right

For once, a Lovecraft videogame adaptation done right | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Lovecraftian horror has the ability to linger and haunt, and those who try to recreate it do well to avoid ever explicitly depicting the object of horror. This is the entire point of the cosmicism in Lovecraft's writing: to use the power of the unknown (or what is "beyond the radius of human imagination"); to amp up our curiosity ...
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Monstrum

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Monstrum is a celebration of all things monstrous and supernatural, from the doppelganger to Penny Dreadfuls; from folklore to Gothic of the Borders. Monstrum aims to publish the best articles on the latest thinking in Gothic and Literary studies.

 

The deadline for proposals for our inaugral issue is 31st January 2015. The Call for Papers is available for download on the Submissions page.

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Arthur Machen archive threatened by UK library closures -

Arthur Machen archive threatened by UK library closures - | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
My thanks to Tartarus Press for alerting me to the danger posed to Newport Art Gallery and Library, which houses an archive of books and other documents fr
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Cadernos de Daath: Programação do ciclo de palestras sobre horror «Sustos às Sextas»

Cadernos de Daath: Programação do ciclo de palestras sobre horror «Sustos às Sextas» | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
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Two 'Off the Map' games available as free downloads - Digital scholarship blog

Two 'Off the Map' games available as free downloads - Digital scholarship blog | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The second game is from one of the 2014 runners up, team Shady Agents, also from the University of South Wales, who have released their Edgar Allan Poe-inspired game Beneath the Crimson Moon here. 
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The Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole

The Gothic Life and Times of Horace Walpole | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Two-hundred and fifty years ago, Horace Walpole published 'The Castle of Otranto,' a strange, campy book that’s widely considered to be the first Gothic novel. In real life, Walpole's family was be...
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Polish “Vampires” Discovered in Crypts, and They May Have Had Cholera

Polish “Vampires” Discovered in Crypts, and They May Have Had Cholera | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
For those who are avid viewers of works of independent horror films, many know that Poland is often the back-drop for some of the most terrifying tales of local folklore and blood-sucking creatures of the night. And there’s a reason behind the madness. Dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries, stories of vampires have abounded in the region, leading to a uniquely deviant form of burials that are intended to keep proposed vampires in their crypts.
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Gothic Textures in Found Footage Horror Film | The Gothic Imagination

Gothic Textures in Found Footage Horror Film | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“The Gothic”, Philip Brophy once wrote, “is attracted to decay like maggots to a corpse”. Having released a book earlier this year on found footage horror film, there’s a romance to Brophy’s quote that I can’t resist applying to the spectacular deterioration of the video image in this popular subgenre. The aesthetics of digital decay are so integral to this category that they have become a key element of its visual signature.
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The Art Of An MMO That Was Cancelled After NINE YEARS Of Development

The Art Of An MMO That Was Cancelled After NINE YEARS Of Development | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Erling Sævarsson is a freelance artist with over 15 years experience across games, advertising and film. He most recently spent six years working at CCP, on the ill-fated World of Darkness MMO, a game we will never get to play, but whose art we can at least appreciate.
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Why zombies suddenly have hearts and minds – Davia Sills – Aeon

Why zombies suddenly have hearts and minds – Davia Sills – Aeon | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The new zombie still eats brains, but it can think, emote and even fall in love. Why zombies with hearts and minds are on the rise
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Read free: Issue 33 of "The Lovecraft eZine" is online!

Read free: Issue 33 of "The Lovecraft eZine" is online! | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
I have eight stories for you this issue, from Pete Rawlik, Josh Reynolds, and more -- plus the usual column by the great Robert M. Price!
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Shub-Niggurath, the Mother of Matter

Shub-Niggurath, the Mother of Matter | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
As previously mentioned Shub-Niggurath is frequently cited by HPL but was never directly featured in his tales.  Also, as shown below and described in the previous article, the union between Yog-So...
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Collected Ghost Stories of M.R. James

Collected Ghost Stories of M.R. James | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Montague Rhodes James (1862-1936), Biblical scholar, antiquary and mediaeval historian is also, quite possibly, the twentieth century's most influential writer of ghost stories. His tales of leisur...
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Development of Lovecraftian Science, Volume 1

Development of Lovecraftian Science, Volume 1 | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Hello everyone - I wanted to let you know about a Kickstarter project I have initiated. It is to develop a digital periodical of Lovecraftian Science. The periodical will cover many of the subjects...
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Watch 10 Classic German Expressionist Films: From Fritz Lang’s M to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

Watch 10 Classic German Expressionist Films: From Fritz Lang’s M to The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In 1913, Germany, flush with a new nation’s patriotic zeal, looked like it might become the dominant nation of Europe and a real rival to that global superpower Great Britain. Then it hit the buzzsaw of World War I.
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A Review of Xavier Aldana Reyes’ Body Gothic (2014) | The Gothic Imagination

A Review of Xavier Aldana Reyes’ Body Gothic (2014) | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

Having always had a fascination with the gothic body, it has been a pleasure to review a text that takes this concept and turns it on its head, providing a much-needed addition to existing scholarship on this topic. Aldana Reyes begins the text with a chapter on this very subject, pointing out the necessity to ‘reclaim the importance of the body to the gothic text’ (2). He considers man becoming fly, artificially conjoined triplets, and the consumption of human flesh whether knowingly or otherwise.

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James Morrow's top 10 books on witch persecutions

James Morrow's top 10 books on witch persecutions | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
James Morrow is the author of The Last Witchfinder, an historical novel about the birth of the scientific worldview, centred around one woman's audacious crusade to bring down the Parliamentary Witchcraft Act of 1604
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Simon Pegg, Jeffrey Combs join Jon Keeyes' The Gathering; more cast revealed

Simon Pegg, Jeffrey Combs join Jon Keeyes' The Gathering; more cast revealed | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“David Naughton is playing H.P. Lovecraft, Doug Bradley is playing Bram Stoker and for Mary Shelley, we’ve got a couple of major female names who have said they’d like to do it, but we’re going to wait and see what happens once the financing lands. And then we’ve got Udo Kier, Clint Howard, Robert Englund, Lin Shaye, Ashley Laurence, Gunnar Hansen, Bill Moseley, Debbie Rochon and William Sadler committed to do the movie—it’s a huge cast.”
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Cadernos de Daath: Ciclo de palestras sobre horror «Sustos às Sextas»

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Nyarlathotep: The Rats in the Walls

Nyarlathotep: The Rats in the Walls | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
"It was the eldritch scurrying of those fiend-born rats, always questing for new horrors, and determined to lead me on even unto those grinning caverns of earth's centre where Nyarlathotep, the mad...
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What Happened Aboard History's Most Baffling Ghost Ship?

What Happened Aboard History's Most Baffling Ghost Ship? | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
When the merchant ship Mary Celeste set sail from New York on November 7, 1872, all signs pointed to an uneventful journey. When it was discovered just under a month later — completely abandoned, yet still in seaworthy condition, and with personal effects from its missing crew intact — it quickly entered maritime lore.
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From Dickens to Dracula | fifteeneightyfour

From Dickens to Dracula | fifteeneightyfour | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
There is no way to improve on Dracula. The poster for the new Dracula film features a battle-worn hero/archangel fighting for his family. Young,
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