CW// strong language, sexual imagery, violence New year, new post, same glorious Gothic shit... I got a copy of Body Gothic for Christmas which is another one of the University of Wales Press's Gothic Literary Studies series. You will see from the eye-watering price that this is a Serious Academic Study on Literary Criticism, which is… Continue reading #AmReading: Body Gothic by Xavier Aldana Reyes
Introduction The vampires of Wales are few and far between, and Aaron only looks at novels featuring vampires set in the Welsh borders. In this post, I start by looking at some of the vampire/vampiric lore in Wales, from Arawn's doomed men of the Hunt to seriously weird tales of vampiric furniture, and then at… Continue reading #AmReading: Wales, Land of the Living Dead III: Welsh Vampire Lore & Vampire Lit (1940s-1997)
Here's some Welsh Gothic fiction from the 1780s-1820s: the next post (Thursday) features the hauntings and folklore related to these tales!
If you're not playing #WipWorldBuilders this month, the theme is FASHION and PHILOSOPHY and the prompt card is here, and available via the hosts' and guest host's accounts. I've suggested prompts for this November, when the theme is FOLKLORE and ART. What will October be? We'll find out soon! Fashion in Pagham-on-Sea is as in… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Werewolf Fashion
Horace Walpole is credited/blamed for kicking off the 'Gothic' literature genre in 1765 with his novel The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Tale, which was intended as a subtle joke. Walpole meant 'Gothic' in the sense of 'barbarous' or 'derived from the Middle Ages', but his supernatural tale of perverse obsession and melodramatic tragedy sparked something… Continue reading Goth is [not] Dead: (Sub)Genre-Chat