Introduction In the previous post we looked at texts featured in Chapter 1 of Jane Aaron's Welsh Gothic, and very briefly at the postcolonial framing of some of these narratives. This post looks at the ghost stories and dark tales that were associated with different parts of Wales, used as inspiration for the Gothic tales of… Continue reading #AmReading: Cambria Gothica II: Welsh Ghostlore & Folklore before 1830
Stoker's Wilde by Steven Hopstaken & Melissa Prusi My rating: 3 of 5 stars **This review contains major spoilers** I really wanted to give it 4-5*s and claim I loved it or really liked it, as it started out hysterically funny and really promising. Firstly: writing about real people and fictionalising their lives is a brave… Continue reading #AmReading: Stoker’s Wilde Review [Spoilers]
THERE'S SOMETHING IN THE ATTIC! But what could it be? And what does an attic symbolise in Gothic Fiction?
Part Four of the Gothic Tropes series looks at a specific type of character: the stately older woman whose watchword is 'Respectability'. There's one in The Crows, but she's a bit of a subversion of this trope. Let's get to know this kind of lady better... Who Is The Grand[e] Dame? I'll have to do this… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (4) THE GRANDE DAME
What better way to celebrate spooky season than a series of blog posts on Gothic tropes? I'm hoping to get The Crows back from my editor by December in time for a January release, and every chapter heading is a different Gothic trope. Chapter Three of The Crows is currently titled Meeting the Locals, in… Continue reading #Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (3) MEET THE LOCALS