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A Catalan Yuletide / Una historia navideña catalana christmas short stories Dec 26, 2020

(Versión española)

A Catalan Yuletide story based on the folklore of the "Cagatió". This is the first Gothic short story of a series of three for Christmas 2020. To make sure you don't miss the rest of the series, subscribe to my YouTube channel and to my blog. To...

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6 Elements of a Good Horror and Ghost Story / 6 elementos de una buena historia de terror y de fantasmas ghost stories Dec 22, 2020

6 ELEMENTS OF A GOOD HORROR AND GHOST STORY

What elements do you think make up a good horror or ghost story?

You don’t need to be an expert to know if a horror film or a ghost story works for you. There’s some kind of intuition about the characters’ behaviours and their...

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Interview with Gothic author Tracy Fahey / Entrevista con Tracy Fahey, escritora gótica author interview gothic author Dec 14, 2020

INTERVIEW WITH GOTHIC AUTHOR TRACY FAHEY

If there’s anybody that can describe, write and approach the Gothic in a unique and beautiful way, that person is Dr. Tracy Fahey, Irish Gothic writer and Head of the Department of Fine Art and Head of Centre of Postgraduate Studies at Limerick...

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Goth vs Gothic gothic etymology Dec 06, 2020

GOTH vs GOTHIC

In the rich world of all things Gothic you come to realise that it’s a bigger and more colourful palette than you might have initially thought. Following all the breadcrumbs back to the origins of the words goth and gothic seems to be the right thing to do when trying to find...

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The Gothic Hero's journey / El viaje del héroe gótico gothic literature Nov 30, 2020

THE GOTHIC HERO'S JOURNEY

Despite the huge efforts that society puts in selling us the fairy tale of “happiness comes in a specific order of events”, most of us are on a never ending quest where life happens in anything but a straight line. We always seem to be dissatisfied with our...

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What is Gothic Literature? / ¿Qué es la Literatura Gótica? gothic literature definition Nov 21, 2020

When looking for the most accurate definitions about Gothic literature I have the same problems as David Stevens had back in 2000 when he wrote his mini guide The Gothic Tradition published by Cambridge. Many are the websites that talk about the Gothic and its many variants, but not many of them...

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Alice, the origins / Alicia, los orígenes the gothic mind Nov 05, 2020

What are the origins of the name "Alice in Gothic Land", you may wonder. It all began when the kids in the playground asked, “What’s your name?”, to which I replied, “Alicia”.

– oh, “¿En el país de las maravillas?” (in Wonderland?),...

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