Special Issues Series
Number 35 October 2016

Writing Death and the Gothic

Edited by Donna Lee Brien and Lorna Piatti-Farnell



Donna Lee Brien and Lorna Piatti-Farnell
Writing death and the Gothic

Ross Watkins
This phantom gibbet: writing through/as melancholy

Kathryn Trees
Death as a threshold: being with a person as they are dying

Leanne Dodd
Dead men can talk: voicing the dead in crime fiction

Karen M Klima
Confronting the dark: using practice-led research to write about death

Samuel Finegan
Deaths that wound: the traumatic potential of ghost stories

Jay Kylie Ludowyke
Dead or alive?: the animism of artefact in literature

Donna Lee Brien
Making stories of our own ends: two Australian memoirs of dying

Mark Piccini
The excess of life and death in Roberto Bolaño’s 2666 and Horacio Castellanos Moya’s Senselessness

Erin Mercer
‘The wolf bane is blooming again’: Gothic desire in RH Morrieson’s The Scarecrow

Nicole Anae
Writing murder: elements of Gothic horror in Matthew Milat’s ‘meat axe’ poetry

Toni Risson
Morgue porn: a female gaze in forensic television

Belinda Hopper
If the Sky Should Fall: an exploration of how a novella can portray the grief of bereavement from a comparative worldviews perspective

Irene Waters
Writing death: a personal essay

Bambi Ward
Searching for missing graves: the agony and the ecstasy

Amy Bennett
Two neat boxes

Dominique Hecq
Crypts of making

Julia Prendergast
Clay lips and love

Denise Beckton
Exhuming voices: repurposing historical texts for fiction narratives




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TEXT Special Issue No 35 Writing Death and the Gothic
October 2016
Editors: Donna Lee Brien and Lorna Piatti-Farnell
TEXT Special Issues Editor: Donna Lee Brien. Assistant Special Issues Editor: Dallas John Baker
General Editor: Nigel Krauth