Saturday, October 13, 2012

Tales to Terrify 39: The Next Installment of Horror 101

So the next installment of my podcast series with Tales to Terrify - Horror 101 - is live. This time up, I'm looking at the "supernatural gothic" versus the "natural/explained gothic", focusing on Matthew Lewis' novel "The Monk", and Anne Radcliffe's "The Mysteries of Udolpho." I also look a little at Radcliffe's essay "Supernatural in Poetry", and try - in my own feeble way - to make some connections between horror's gothic origins and horror today.

Currently, I'm reading Melmoth the Wanderer, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and if I'm really beast, I'll be able to fit in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, also. It'll be a "forbidden knowledge" edition, next time...