Bats Optional -What is Gothic Literature?

Brent and I have a new audio/podcast project called The FrankenPod. “A podcast stitched together from the corpses of mystery, noir and gothic literature and cinema” It’s very early days but we would love for you to give it a listen. If you have a film or book you love and it fits the criteria we’d…

Bats Optional – What is Gothic Literature?

Disclaimer: I am not an expert and feel free to correct me (nicely) on any of this. The podcast is an evolving beast and I will happily revisit any of the ideas and texts we look at. This is taken from this week’s episode of The FrankenPod. Listen via youtube  Before our podcast release next week I thought it…

Damning Eroticism in Psycho and Turn of the Screw

Eroticism and the politics of sexuality haunt the Gothic style. Analyse the narrative function of sexuality and the erotic in your chosen texts. Damning Eroticism in Psycho and Turn of the Screw Morgan Pinder When the gothic meets the erotic the audience finds themselves in uncomfortable grey areas that subvert sexual norms and create a…

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. But let me first say one thing about Turn of the Screw; That shit is creepy as fuck Nothing much really, or at least concretely, happens of…