Going Gothic
Read, Watch, Play (and
Write)
Rachel Franks
@cfwriter
Horror at the Metcalfe: 12 March 2014
. . .
spectres, monsters, demons, corps
es, skeletons, evil
aristocrats, monks and
nuns, fainting heroines and bandits
pop...
Character
The very good and the very bad
The facilitation of extreme
emotions
Language
Classic and modern
Philosophical and religious
debates
Setting
Bleak rural and metropolitan
places
The weather is never very good
Story
The idea of the secret
The battle between good and evil
Read
Watch
Play
(and Write)
The English Beginnings
Horace Walpole
The Castle of Otranto (1764)
Ann Radcliffe
The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794)
Charlotte...
The American Tradition
Charles Brockden Brown
Wieland (1798)
Edgar Allan Poe
The Fall of the House of Usher (1839)
Nathani...
Some Modern Examples
Dean Koontz
Almost anything will do. . .
Anne Rice
The Vampire Chronicles (1976-2003)
Susan Hill
The ...
Read
Watch
Play
(and Write)
Nosferatu
(1922)
Rebecca
(1940)
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
True Detective (2014)
http://www.youtube.co
m/watch?v=TXwCoNw
BSkQ
Read
Watch
Play
(and Write)
Games
Read
Watch
Play
(and Write)
Gothic Horror
Gothic Romanticism
Classic Gothic
Modern Gothic
Southern Gothic
Thank you.
Questions?
Email or Tweet:
crimefictionwriter@gmail.c
om
@cfwriter
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This was presented at Horror at the Metcalfe 12 March 2014, co-organised by the NSW Readers Advisory Working Group

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Going Gothic by Rachel Franks

  1. 1. Going Gothic Read, Watch, Play (and Write) Rachel Franks @cfwriter Horror at the Metcalfe: 12 March 2014
  2. 2. . . . spectres, monsters, demons, corps es, skeletons, evil aristocrats, monks and nuns, fainting heroines and bandits populate . . . scientists, fathers, husbands, mad men, criminals and the monstrous double . . .
  3. 3. Character The very good and the very bad The facilitation of extreme emotions
  4. 4. Language Classic and modern Philosophical and religious debates
  5. 5. Setting Bleak rural and metropolitan places The weather is never very good
  6. 6. Story The idea of the secret The battle between good and evil
  7. 7. Read Watch Play (and Write)
  8. 8. The English Beginnings Horace Walpole The Castle of Otranto (1764) Ann Radcliffe The Mysteries of Udolpho (1794) Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre (1847) and Emily Bronte Wuthering Heights (1847) Oscar Wilde The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890)
  9. 9. The American Tradition Charles Brockden Brown Wieland (1798) Edgar Allan Poe The Fall of the House of Usher (1839) Nathaniel Hawthorne The Scarlett Letter (1850)
  10. 10. Some Modern Examples Dean Koontz Almost anything will do. . . Anne Rice The Vampire Chronicles (1976-2003) Susan Hill The Woman in Black (1983)
  11. 11. Read Watch Play (and Write)
  12. 12. Nosferatu (1922) Rebecca (1940)
  13. 13. Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
  14. 14. True Detective (2014) http://www.youtube.co m/watch?v=TXwCoNw BSkQ
  15. 15. Read Watch Play (and Write)
  16. 16. Games
  17. 17. Read Watch Play (and Write)
  18. 18. Gothic Horror Gothic Romanticism Classic Gothic Modern Gothic Southern Gothic
  19. 19. Thank you. Questions? Email or Tweet: crimefictionwriter@gmail.c om @cfwriter

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