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The Art of Jeanie Laub and Claire McGee

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

Poe: the Jerry Lewis of Letters

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

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Who’s afraid of Little Red Riding Hood?

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


She is a-were

A reader may be hard-pressed to identify a clear antagonist in Tanith Lee’s “Wolfland”.  The only character to seem evil through and through is Anna’s abusive husband, who has been dead for many years as of the beginning of the short story.  278 more words

Blog Prompt #10: (Grand)Mothers and Daughters as Female Communities...

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


If I am going to be perfectly honest, I had difficulty reading “The Bloody Chamber” as feminist literature despite knowing this would be the discussion topic ahead of time. 295 more words

Blog Prompt #09: Angela Carter's Feminist Revision of the Gothic...

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