Oct 29, 2018
Just in time for Halloween, we'll be looking at the classic 1960s horror movies based on the works of Edgar Allan Poe, starring Vincent Price, and directed by Roger Corman.
The Complete Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe
House of Usher
The Pit and the Pendulum
Oct 15, 2018
It's time for a big topic: gothic romance novels! I'll be tackling the history of books with women running from houses on their covers, from the 1790s to the 1970s. We'll talk about love and horror, cliche and innovation, feminism and conservatism, and all the other contradictions of the genre.
Oct 1, 2018
This week, we'll take a look at the legacy of the book Israel Rank: The Autobiography of a Criminal. With two very successful adaptations- the film Kind Hearts and Coronets and the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder- this tale of a disowned son murdering his way through the family tree brings up questions...