In this episode of the learning to die podcast I am joined by Dr Caitlin Duffy
Caitlin graduated with a PhD in English Literature from Stony Brook University. Her dissertation focused on exploring the ways that 19th-century American gothic literature works to define liberalism and contemporary American horror films react to/define/challenge conceptions of neoliberalism. She has been published in The Journal of Dracula Studies, Poe Studies, and a collection of essays on Trump in fiction. As a graduate student, she used her blog as a space for my comprehensive exam notes. You can read it here https://caitlinduffy.hcommons.org/blog/
- See Caitlin’s work at Sublime Horror
- Follow Caitlin on Twitter @caitduffy49
Here are a bunch of items we discussed in this episode, in no particular order. I hope you enjoyed the episode
- Blúiríní Béaloidis 21 – Samhain / Halloween (With Dr. Billy Mag Fhloinn)
- Head full of ghosts by Paul Tremblay
- About Charles Chestnut
- Po Sandy by Chestnut
- Silas Weir Mitchell 1829-1914 a biographical memoir
- Physician Silas Weir Mitchell is perhaps best remembered for his “Rest Cure” for nervous women, depicted by his onetime patient Charlotte Perkins Gilman in “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892)
- Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce 1842– 1914 was an American short story writer, journalist, poet, and American Civil War veteran. His works we discuss
- One of the first American Gothic novels, Edgar Huntly (1787) and how it mirrors the social and political temperaments of the postrevolutionary United States.
- Why Horror Seduces by Mathias Clasen
- Abraham Stoker (8 November 1847 – 20 April 1912) was an Irish author who is celebrated for his 1897 Gothic horror novel Dracula.
- Something in the Blood: The Untold Story of Bram Stoker, the Man Who Wrote Dracula
- Darby O’Gill and the Little People – a Walt Disney movie from the 1950s. It was one of Sean Connery’s first movies.
- Barbian L, Sledzik PS, Reznick JS. Remains of War: Walt Whitman, Civil War Soldiers, and the Legacy of Medical Collections. Mus Hist J. 2012;5(1):7-28. doi:10.1179/mhj.2012.5.1.7
- Walt Whitman and the Civil War