We discuss the literary and cinematic depiction of Zombie London in 28 Days Later and key literary writers….
Category: Uncategorized Tags: 28 Days Later, 28 Weeks Later, Angela Carter, Anne Witchard, apocalypse, Boris Sagal, Byron, Charles Baudelaire, Clive Bloom, crime writing, Daniel Defoe, Danny Boyle, Dawn of the Dead, Day of the Dead, Edgar Allan Poe, Francis Lawrence, Fritz Lang, George A. Romero, Gothic, Gothic Bride, Halloween, Halloween fancy dress, I Am Legend, Ian Rankin, Juan Carlos Fresnadillo, Land of the Dead, Lawrence Phillips, London Gothic, London Gothic: Place, Mary Shelley, Metropolis, Night of the Living Dead, Percy Shelley, Richard Jeffries, Richard Matheson, Space and the Gothic Imagination, The Last Man on Earth, The Omega Man, The Prelude, the Vampire, Ubaldo Ragona, Upon Westminster Bridge, Val McDermid, Walter Benjamin. The Man of the Crowd, Wordsworth, Zombie London
Val McDermid talks about writing a series of crime books vs standalone crime thrillers
Category: Creative Writing Tags: arvon book of crime and thriller writing, becoming a crime writer, crime writing, Gothic, Halloween, Ian Rankin, Laurie R. King, Michelle Spring, Series fiction, thriller writer, Val McDermid
Angela Carter’s Bridal Gothic
Category: Contemporary Literature Twentieth-Century Literature Tags: Angela Carter, Bloomsbury, Bridal Gothic, Charles Dickens, contemporary literature, Continuum, feminist literature, Gothic, Gothic horror, Gothic Literature, Gothic trope, Great Expectations, Halloween, Heroes and Villains, Lawrence Phillips, literary studies, Miss Havisham, Notes for a Theory of Sixties Style, Sonya Andermahr, The Magic Toyshop, The Passion of New Eve feminism, Wuthering Heights
The most popular contemporary venue for costuming and disguise in the masquerade and fancy dress traditions is Halloween. This ritual but informal festival has become a representation of North Americanness, both for new immigrants and in places where North American culture is transplanted and marketed. Halloween has transcended its ethnic roots, appropriating and transforming some…
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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 » Category: Literary Theory Tags: 1764 to the Present, C. J. Barry, Child of God, Clive Bloom, Colleen Thompson, Cormac McCarthy, Dracula, Edward Cullen, Frankenstein, Goth culture, Gothic, Gothic Histories, Gothic Histories: The Taste for Terror, Halloween, Hannibal Lecter, horror genre, Isabella 'Bella' Swan, Kate MacAlister, Lestat, Lynsay Sands, Marjorie Liu, Maryjanice Davidson, Nina Bangs, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Romantics, Romeo and Juliet, Stephenie Meyer, Twilight, vampire
Ian Rankin talks about becoming a crime and thriller writer.