The Dead Days: Stories Within Stories

Welcome back to our Dead Days series, where we are revelling in the eerie in-between nature of the year’s end by thinking about ideas of liminality and thresholds in the Gothic. For today’s post, we’re looking at the boundaries which exist within texts: those between narratives, which readers cross over alongside characters. Opening Up The … Continue reading The Dead Days: Stories Within Stories

The Dead Days: Life and Death

Photo by Charles Parker on Pexels.com Welcome back to the Dead Days, and to the first of our posts exploring liminality and thresholds in the Gothic. Today, we’ll be thinking about the boundary between life and death, and those who exist in-between: the eerie undead. The undead crop up over and over in the Gothic, … Continue reading The Dead Days: Life and Death

Reading Group – The Dark Side of Fairytales: Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber

Sheffield Gothic are excited to announce our first reading group of this academic year, looking at Angela Carter's collection The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (1979). These stories highlight the dark potential of the fairytale, using folklore to explore body horror, feminism, and to reinvestigate the Gothic genre itself. We'll be meeting online on Wednesday … Continue reading Reading Group – The Dark Side of Fairytales: Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber

The Centre for the History of the Gothic’s Game Night!

Sheffield's Centre for the History of the Gothic are pleased to announce a Gothic social and game night, for University of Sheffield School of English staff, postgrads, and friends. The event is being held on Thursday 4th November from 6pm at Meltdown, Sheffield. If you've not been before, it's a gaming bar so there will … Continue reading The Centre for the History of the Gothic’s Game Night!