Category Archives: Gothic

The Greatest Literary Moustaches!

By | November 21, 2012

It’s Movember and we love a good literary moustache. So much so, we’ve put together a collection of our all-time favourites! From the Walrus to the Mexican, and the Handlebar to the Horseshoe, it seems there is no end to the amount of creative facial topiary in the literary world… Something tells me Shakespeare set… Read More »

Dracula in Criticism

By | November 8, 2012

Dracula has attracted the attention of a remarkable breadth of critical and theoretical approaches over the past 50 years. These range from the most orthodox of 1970s Freudian interpretations to the acerbic historicist rejections of psychoanalysis characteristic of the 1990s, and encompass the intellectual shifts that have blurred the boundaries between feminism and gender studies,… Read More »

Zombie London in 28 Days Later

By | October 31, 2012

We discuss the literary and cinematic depiction of Zombie London in 28 Days Later and key literary writers….

“Isn’t it Every Girl’s Dream to be Married in White?” – Angela Carter’s Gothic Bride

By | October 30, 2012

Angela Carter’s Bridal Gothic

The Vampire: the most enduring of all gothic monsters

By | October 29, 2012

Our second Halloween inspired blog post of the day comes from Gothic Histories: The Taste for Terror, 1764 to the Present by Clive Bloom. Taking you on a journey of gothic awakening, Clive Bloom leads the reader through every aspect of this horror genre – from the haunted landscapes of the Romantics through to Frankenstein… Read More »