Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

#AmReading: Cambria Gothica II: Welsh Ghostlore & Folklore before 1830

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

Gothic Fiction, Uncategorized

Free Gothic Bingo Card

I've mentioned a few times that I like to play Gothic Bingo with films and books. Here's one version of my Gothic Bingo template if you'd like to play along (Content Warning obviously for some of the themes - I haven't included sexual assault on this one, but suicide and incest are on there). Alcohol… Continue reading Free Gothic Bingo Card

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#Gothic Tropes To Feed Your Soul: (1) THE CREEPY OLD HOUSE

This post is the first of a new series exploring a few #gothic tropes I love, starting with my absolute favourite: the creepy old house (which may or may not have a mind of its own)!

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Goth is [not] Dead: What is Gothic Weird Fiction?

One sub-species that got left out of my GOTH IS [NOT] DEAD series is my own favourite mash-up genre, Gothic Weird. You can find my (not comprehensive) list of Gothic sub-genres here. Weird Fiction was, as far as Lovecraft was concerned, pioneered by Edgar Allan Poe, and is a term that is used to describe… Continue reading Goth is [not] Dead: What is Gothic Weird Fiction?

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Pagham-on-Sea: Undead Fashion

Guest Post: Clementine Wells Miss Clementine Wells was alive [or, as she prefers, a member of the Ante-dead community] for twenty-two years and has been dead since 1793. She prefers the term 'Revenant'.1 This is a type of undead which does not require the blood of the living, but is known for its violent rages.… Continue reading Pagham-on-Sea: Undead Fashion