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Clive Barker to Tell the Tale of Slender Man - iHorror

Clive Barker to Tell the Tale of Slender Man - iHorror | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The internet phenomenon known as Creepypasta, which encourages writers to conjure up the most horrifying short stories imaginable, has led to the creation of some serious pop culture icons, most notably the nightmarish Slender Man. Many of the stories have become viral urban legends, like the web’s own version of campfire tales. Variety reports todayRead More
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Showtime's sexy, gothic 'Penny Dreadful' breathes poetry

Showtime's sexy, gothic 'Penny Dreadful' breathes poetry | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
There's something wonderfully preposterous about Showtime's Penny Dreadful, an exciting nouveau-Gothic series about a group of characters from 19th-century novels who band together to fight evil.
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Gothic Conventions and the Gothic Novel

The purpose of this website is to communicate and facilitate the fascinating elements about Gothic conventions and the Gothic Novel. The home page provides a background on the "Gothic' and it's conventions. The main novels discussed throughout this site are: Wuthering Heights, Dracula and The Castle of Otranto. Please join in the conversation by posting to The Castle of Otranto blog on the tab above.
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The Dying Text: Learning from Scottish Gothic | The Gothic Imagination

The Dying Text: Learning from Scottish Gothic | The Gothic Imagination | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it

While death is self-evidently a primary theme of Gothic in all its iterations, mourning is no less so. Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho, for instance, ends with the following curious formulation: ‘And, if the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it – the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded’ (p. 672). Reading a Gothic novel may be useful diversion, but it may just as much provide a model for mourning. Gothic teaches us something about our own mourning: it has the potential to give us our deaths back to us. For Radcliffe the relation between text and reader, both within and without the given narrative, becomes primary. As I’ve tried to suggest in the previous posts on Michel Faber and John Burnside, this desire to investigate the nature of presentation remains central to contemporary Scottish Gothic; the question is not only how a text presents the world, but how in presenting itself it changes its own relation to the world.

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The Dunwich Horror and the Relationships Among Shub-Niggurath, Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth

The Dunwich Horror and the Relationships Among Shub-Niggurath, Cthulhu and Yog-Sothoth | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Yog-Sothoth by Micheal Bukowski (yog-blogsoth.blogspot.com) As identified the “Genealogy of the Elder Races,” Yog-Sothoth may be thought of as the “grandfather” of Cthulhu.  A “sexual” union or mer...
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Alan Moore Writes A Gay, Jewish Protagonist For Providence To Address Lovecraft's Prejudices - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News

Alan Moore Writes A Gay, Jewish Protagonist For Providence To Address Lovecraft's Prejudices - Bleeding Cool Comic Book, Movie, TV News | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
The first issue of the new series Providence, by Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows, arrives on May 27th, and we’ve run an interview on the site previously, as well as an advance review of the first issue. But this week, you can also find an interview with Alan Moore in Bleeding Cool Magazine #16, on... Read more »
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Baddies in books: Cthulhu, HP Lovecraft's tentacled terror

Baddies in books: Cthulhu, HP Lovecraft's tentacled terror | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Never fully revealed, this malevolent creature is all the more horrific for its shadowy presence
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The Dunwich Horror and Understanding the Nature of Yog-Sothoth

The Dunwich Horror and Understanding the Nature of Yog-Sothoth | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“Magic is any sufficiently advanced technology.” – Arthur C. Clarke Yog-Sothoth by Chivohit (www.deviantart.com) As one examines HPL’s stories in chronological fashion, there is a distinct pattern ...
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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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Wayne Miller's curator insight, May 21, 9:48 PM

Anne Rice’s name used to be synonymous with the word “vampire,” and regrettably the Twilight novels are conjured to mind today. But the name Bram Stoker and the title of his famous novel, “Dracula,” transcend fads and fashion. Dracula will be in print and haunting nightmares centuries after Rice and Twilight are forgotten. Bram gave the world the seminal, the eternal, image of the vampire. He redefined the mythos for all time. But he didn’t invent it.

 

Stoker’s novel is a coalescence of all that came before, but a look at those stories reveals many obvious parallels to “Dracula.” Before the Count, there was Sir Francis Varney, Lord Ruthven, and the lusty Carmilla. There are numerous others, not so well known, even to vampire aficionados. Fans interested in the development of the cultural phenomenon that is the vampire, and the genesis of vampirism’s most infamous celebrity, will enjoy a perusal of this long list. Nor do all examples originate from fiction. There are the folkloric accounts that predate them to consider. How many of these Stoker incorporated is debatable, but there is no doubt he knew about them, and read many. Do you know of any proto-Draculas not appearing on this list?

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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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Five Things About Penny Dreadful Are Better Than Ever (And One’s Not)

Five Things About Penny Dreadful Are Better Than Ever (And One’s Not) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Last night, High Gothic returned to TV, as Penny Dreadful picked up its second season almost exactly where it left off and threw an even campier enemy at Vanessa Ives and company. Here’s the five best parts, and one problem.
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The Dunwich Horror: Meet the Whateleys

The Dunwich Horror:  Meet the Whateleys | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Lovecraftian Gothic - The Whateleys by Will Beck (www.thelovecraftsman.com) Noah Whateley, also known as Old Wizard Whateley lived in the rural backwoods of Dunwich with his albino daughter Lavinia...
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Horror Studies

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Horror Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the rigorous study of horror in all of its cultural and historical forms, from film and literature, music and dance, to fine art, photography and beyond. Seeking to advance the academic study of horror in theoretically and historically informed ways, Horror Studies is devoted to publishing high-quality articles and reviews relevant to its focus. With a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity, the journal seeks to foster fruitful dialogue on horror between a wide range of different critical and scholarly traditions.

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Gothic weekend in Whitby – in pictures

Gothic weekend in Whitby – in pictures | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
Goth culture emerged from the punk scene in the 1980s, developing its own music and fashion. The festival in Whitby, chosen because of its connections with Dracula, has been running for more than twenty years and attracts around 10,000 people
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Fantástico, medo e hesitação: uma questão de leitura (Karla Menezes Lopes Niels)

Fantástico, medo e hesitação: uma questão de leitura (Karla Menezes Lopes Niels) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“O leitor de um texto fantástico, e principalmente de horror, precisa envolver-se na narrativa, identificar-se com a personagem e reagir ao que lê. Isso explica o porquê de as narrativas que lidam ...
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The Zombie Apocalypse of Daniel Defoe

The Zombie Apocalypse of Daniel Defoe | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
You can barely flee down a city block these days without running smack into the middle of the newest zombie apocalypse, a genre usually traced back to Richard Matheson’s 1954 survivor novel, I Am Lege
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Top 10 Most Horribly Mistreated First Wives In Gothic Fiction

Top 10 Most Horribly Mistreated First Wives In Gothic Fiction | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
In Gothic fiction, it never pays to be the first wife. The things these women go through are awful, and are made worse by the fact they usually end up as the backdrop of someone else’s story. Here’s our ranking of the 10 Gothic first wives who suffered the most -- and what you can learn from them.
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O lugar enquanto emanação do terror (Maurício Cesar Menon)

O lugar enquanto emanação do terror (Maurício Cesar Menon) | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
“O lugar encontra, em nossa vida, um espaço afetivo de singular importância capaz de delinear os contornos de nossa própria existência. É nele que nascemos e que nos identificamos culturalmente e s...
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Paranormal Activity in Medieval England: The Ghosts of Byland Abbey - Medievalists.net

Paranormal Activity in Medieval England: The Ghosts of Byland Abbey - Medievalists.net | Gothic Literature | Scoop.it
And while he was going back along the road heard a terrifying voice yelling far behind him, as if it were on a mountain. A moment later it yelled again but this time nearer. A third time he heard the voice shouting at the crossroads ahead of him, and then he saw a pale horse.
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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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