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St Andrews spring: Britten and Bach!

I returned to the East Neuk last week for some musical activity, which began with a coaching session from the University’s Honorary Professor of Singing Brian Bannatyne-Scott on Britten’s… 185 more words


The Return of the Repressed.

The ‘return of the repressed’ is a term that was coined by Sigmund Freud in his essay ‘Das Unheimliche’ or ‘The Uncanny’. The Uncanny is a term that cannot be defined easily, however F.W.J Schelling describes it as; ‘what one calls everything that was meant to remain secret and hidden and has come into the open’(2). 2,121 more words


A Hard Thing to Say: Hate

Hate is a really strong word, but the next category is a book that I hated. I hesitate to say I hate a book because usually on a second read-through I find something to like about the book. 127 more words

Book Challenge

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

The place, Henry James’s Turn of the Screw, has secured as one of the key psychological and gothic horror novels is certainly evident, even from a cursory reading. 163 more words

Uni Stuff

Dark Entries: The School Friend

“Reading Robert Aickman is like watching a magician work, and very often I’m not even sure what the trick was.  All I know is that he did it beautifully.”-  Neil Gaiman… 581 more words


Guest Blog Post: Gothic Collaboration

Gothic Collaboration: The Making of Ravencrest by Tamara Thorne and Alistair Cross 

We love Gothics. Tamara teethed on Dark Shadows, rushing home every day to watch vampire Barnabas, witchy Angelique, and ghostly Quentin. 610 more words