quarta-feira, 25 de abril de 2012

Simpósio sobre Bram Stoker


Originado pelo projecto Open Graves, Open Minds e inserido nas comemorações do centenário da morte de Bram Stoker, o simpósio realizou-se nos passados dias 20 e 21 de Abril, na Universidade de Hertfordshire. Nos vídeos abaixo podem ser visualizados alguns extractos do evento:




quinta-feira, 19 de abril de 2012

Nosferatu + Jacquy Bitch + Soror Dolorosa - 5 de Maio, Madrid

No próximo dia 5 de Maio irá haver um grande concerto em Madrid, juntando bandas ícones da cena Gothic Rock com Nosferatu Death Rock  com os Jacquy Bitch e acompanhar, uma das grandes bandas góticas revelações deste milénio, Soror Dolorosa. Banda esta que já passou pelo Porto (Hard-Club) onde deram um espectáculo sublime.

Uma grande noite que promete aos sons dark que tanto nos encantam.... e aqui tão perto.

Nosferatu, Jacquy Bitch, Soror Dolorosa -  Madrid

Quem puder dar um salto no fim de semana de 5 de Maio à capital vizinha, não hesite...

Mais informações:
https://www.facebook.com/events/204886332943279/

Especulações sobre Ann Radcliffe


Uma das figuras mais proeminentes da literatura gótica, Ann Radcliffe ainda hoje intriga os estudiosos por, apesar do seu sucesso, ter posto fim à sua carreira literária com a publicação de The Italian em 1797. Num artigo publicado na mais recente edição do Romantic Textualities, Jacqueline Howard (Reading Gothic Fiction: A Bakhtinian Approach) levanta a hipótese da autora ter, afinal, publicado anonimamente mais dois romances.
O número 20 do Romantic Textualities pode ser descarregado em PDF neste link, incluindo também críticas a The Mountain Bard de James Hogg e a The Gothic and Catholicism: Religion, Cultural Exchange and the Popular Novel, 1785–1829 de Maria Purves, ambas de especial interesse para os apreciadores de literatura gótica.
Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780–1840 is a peer-reviewed online journal that focuses on the interface between literature, book history and material cultures during the Romantic era. Romantic Textualities disseminates scholarship in a variety of forms: peer-reviewed essays, reports and bibliographical checklists, and review articles. Essays have included studies as diverse as Wordsworth and the rise of copyright, metropolitan art criticism, travel writing, pugilism, sentimental fiction and morality, Gothic bluebooks and discourses of gardening.

segunda-feira, 9 de abril de 2012

O horror na literatura, cinema e TV

Na edição de Janeiro de 2012 da Revista da Cultura, consta um artigo sobre o horror na literatura, cinema e TV. Mais interessante que o artigo, que peca por ser demasiado sucinto, é a entrevista com Júlio França (responsável pelo blog Ensaios Sobre Literatura do Medo e professor de Teoria da Literatura na Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro), que pode ser lida aqui.

sexta-feira, 6 de abril de 2012

Gótico Tropical

Daniel Serravalle de Sa (autor de “Gótico Tropical: O Sublime e o Demoniaco em O Guarani”), escreveu um interessante artigo acerca da presença da literatura gótica inglesa no Brasil e consequente influência no romance brasileiro. Para ler no The Gothic Imagination.
Until the 1990s, there was not much evidence as to the existence of British novels arriving in Brazil. Therefore, it was not unusual for Brazilian historians, critics, and cultural commentators to deem irrelevant their impact on local writers, let alone that of Gothic novels. However, more recent studies demonstrate that a considerable number of novels circulated in Rio de Janeiro in the nineteenth century were in fact British, and many of those were Gothic novels.

terça-feira, 3 de abril de 2012

Vencedores dos Bram Stoker Awards 2011

Foram ontem anunciados, na World Horror Convention, os vencedores dos Bram Stoker Awards 2011, que celebram este ano a sua 25.ª edição. De destacar também a atribuição do prémio especial Vampire Novel of the Century a I Am Legend, de Richard Matheson. Segue-se a lista dos vencedores nas categorias de literatura:

Superior Achievement in a Novel
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  • A Matrix Of Angels by Christopher Conlon (Creative Guy Publishing)
  • Cosmic Forces by Greg Lamberson (Medallion Press)
  • Floating Staircase by Ronald Malfi (Medallion Press / Thunderstorm Books)
  • Flesh Eaters by Joe McKinney (Pinnacle Books)
  • Not Fade Away by Gene O’Neill (Bad Moon Books)
  • The German by Lee Thomas (Lethe Press)
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Superior Achievement in a First Novel
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  • Isis Unbound by Allyson Bird (Dark Regions Press)
  • Southern Gods by John Hornor Jacobs (Night Shade Books)
  • The Lamplighters by Frazer Lee (Samhain Publishing)
  • The Panama Laugh by Thomas S. Roche (Night Shade Books)
  • That Which Should Not Be by Brett J. Talley (JournalStone)
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Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel
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  • Ghosts of Coronado Bay, A Maya Blair Mystery by J.G. Faherty (JournalStone)
  • The Screaming Season (Possessions) by Nancy Holder (Razorbill)
  • Rotters by Daniel Kraus (Delacorte Books for Young Readers)
  • Dust & Decay by Jonathan Maberry (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (Candlewick / Walker)
  • This Dark Endeavor: The Apprenticeship of Victor Frankenstein by Kenneth Oppel (Simon & Schuster / David Fickling Books)
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Superior Achievement in Short Fiction
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  • Her Husband’s Hands” by Adam-Troy Castro (Lightspeed Magazine, October 2011)
  • “Herman Wouk Is Still Alive” by Stephen King (The Atlantic Magazine, May 2011)
  • Hypergraphia” by Ken Lillie-Paetz (The Uninvited, Issue #1)
  • Graffiti Sonata” by Gene O’Neill (Dark Discoveries #18)
  • Home” by George Saunders (The New Yorker Magazine,June 13, 2011)
  • All You Can Do Is Breathe” by Kaaron Warren (Blood and Other Cravings)
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Superior Achievement in a Fiction Collection
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  • Voices: Tales of Horror by Lawrence C. Connolly (Fantasist Enterprises)
  • Red Gloves Volume I & II [signed 2 volume slipcase] by Chrstopher Fowler (PS Publishing)
  • Two Worlds and In Between: The Best of Caitlin R. Kiernan (Volume One) by Caitlin R. Kiernan (Subterranean)
  • Monsters of L.A. by Lisa Morton (Bad Moon Books)
  • The Corn Maiden by Joyce Carol Oates (Mysterious Press)
  • Multiplex Fandango by Weston Ochse (Dark Regions Press)
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Superior Achievement in an Anthology (Editing)
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  • Epitaphs: The Journal of the New England Horror Writers edited by Tracy L. Carboned (NEHW)
  • Ghosts by Gaslight: Stories of Steampunk and Supernatural Suspense edited by Jack Dann & Nick Gevers (Harper Voyager)
  • Blood and Other Cravings edited by Ellen Datlow (Tor Books)
  • Supernatural Noir edited by Ellen Datlow (Dark Horse)
  • Tattered Souls 2 edited by Frank J. Hutton (Cutting Block Press)
  • Demons: Encounters with the Devil and His Minions, Fallen Angels, and the Possessed edited by John Skipp (Black Dog & Leventhal)
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Superior Achievement in Non-fiction
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  • Halloween Nation: Behind the Scenes of America’s Fright Night by Lesley Pratt Bannatyne (Pelican Publishing)
  • Reflections in a Glass Darkly: Essays on J. Sheridan Le Fanu edited by Gary William Crawford, Jim Rockhill and Brian J. Showers (Hippocampus Press)
  • Starve Better by Nick Mamatas (Apex Publications)
  • Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Zombies by Matt Mogk (Gallery Books)
  • The Gothic Imagination: Conversations on Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction in the Media by John C. Tibbetts (Palgrave Macmillan)
  • Stephen King: A Literary Companion (McFarland Literary Companions) by Rocky Wood (McFarland)
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Superior Achievement in a Poetry Collection
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  • How To Recognize A Demon Has Become Your Friend: Necon Contemporary Horror by Linda Addison (CreateSpace)
  • At Louche Ends: Poetry for the Decadent, the Damned & the Absinthe-Minded by Maria Alexander (Burning Effigy Press)
  • Surrealities by Bruce Boston (Dark Regions Press)
  • Shroud of Night by G. O. Clark (Dark Regions Press)
  • The Mad Hattery by Marge Simon (Elektrik Milk Bath Press)
  • Unearthly Delights by Marge Simon (Sam’s Dot)
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Vampire Novel of the Century Award
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  • The Soft Whisper of the Dead by Charles L. Grant
  • Salem's Lot by Stephen King.
  • I Am Legend by Richard Matheson.
  • Anno Dracula by Kim Newman .
  • Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice.
  • Hotel Transylvania by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro.

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