Welcome to episode 39 of Cemetery Confessions! This month we are discussing the history of Gothic Literature, its connection to goth, and how goth culture has been shaped by The Gothic. We also discuss the history of goth fashion, and the influence mainstream fashion trends have had on goth. Finally we are reviewing the newest album from Drab Majesty.
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Our guests this month are Adrienne and Michelle!
40 years of goth fashion
-My 40 years of men's goth style review
Album Review: 46:00
Drab Majesty - The Demonstration
Philosophy Corner: 1:05:54
Much like the characters in Gothic fiction who are oft prone to sticking around or coming back after death, so too Gothic Literature refuses to remain buried and forgotten. Generally agreed to have been conceptualized with The Castle of Otranto, the first wave of Gothic fiction, as it were, was from 1760-1780, and the better known second wave at the end of the 19th century, produced many works with which we remain familiar, including Dracula, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and The Picture of Dorian Grey. Today The Gothic continues to cycle through culture with new twists and new existential terrors with films such as Crimson Peak, books such as Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis, as well as pop culture, music, art, clothing, and of course, the goth subculture.
British Library Collection of Articles
Video on the History of The Gothic
Contemporary Gothic by Catherine Spooner
Gothic to Goth by Lynne Bassett