The Writer, by Jeanie Laub.
I recently discovered Edinburgh-based artist, Jeanie Laub, via the Folk Horror Revival anthology, Corpse Roads, (which contains two poems by yours truly). 169 more words
Angela Carter, in “Edgar Allan Poe, master of horror and science fiction” (The Guardian, 14 October 1976), discusses the claim that as well as inventing the detective story, Poe is also responsible for science fiction. 116 more words
One upon a time fairy tales were quite literally old wives’ tales. Over hundreds of years, in many European peasant communities, the oral folk tale was a tradition that was shared among the matriarchy: between grandmother, mother and daughter. 7,527 more words
For this week’s blog post, I want you all to consider how Tanith Lee’s “Wolfand” fits in with (or perhaps challenges) our understanding of Gothic’s investment in the desecration or monsterization of the family. 175 more words
Although some have read Angela Carter as arguing that her work is neither explicitly or exclusively feminist, in “The Bloody Chamber,” we see a revision of the gothic tale that deploys different kinds of heroines in new and important ways. 140 more words