Global Tolkien – A Roundtable

Following the interest generated by the Tolkien and Diversity panel at Oxonmoot 2020, (hosted by Sultana Raza), another panel on Global Tolkien was proposed and accepted by the Tolkien Society for Oxonmoot 2021. The idea for this panel was formed because of a troubling trend among some SFF and Tolkien enthusiasts against diversity in fandoms and interpretations of SFF…

Christmas in Fangorn

Can you feel the special atmosphere in the air? Can you smell those familiar perfumes that bring memories? Can you see all those beautiful decorations? It is almost Christmas time! Yey! Christmas is almost here, and in Books from Fangorn, we are preparing for Christmas and we are inviting you to join the celebrations! For…

Bibliographics / Librografías

✶⋆ English Version July is almost over, but not yet. On Instagram, I have been sharing some infographics I have made with information about different authors and their respective work. This type of post had the main aim to generate more discussion over literature. I’m very glad by the welcoming results and interactions that these graphics…

The Uncanny as a Source of Horror in “The Vampyre”

Welcome to another entry on the darkest side of literature, where the moon shines, the bat fly and shadows are projected by the leafless trees. In previous posts, we have been revising the concepts of horror and terror, this time we are going to review those concepts in a literary text. My suggestion was to…

In Search of Terror and Horror in The Sublime

Have you ever wondered why when reading a gothic novel you constantly find the words terror and horror? But what do these words refer to? Believe it or not, these two concepts are also fundamental for understanding the role that nature has played in literature. Let’s take a walk in this mysterious path, in this…

Seven Books to Get Lost in Nature during Lockdown

𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒚 𝒔𝒂𝒇𝒆, 𝑺𝒕𝒂𝒚 𝑯𝒐𝒎𝒆, 𝑺𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒔 We must follow healthy protocols, do not leave home, respect lockdowns and think of those you love and are dear to you. Now, as someone who loves being outdoors with nature, enjoying the seasons, I am missing Autumn! It makes me a bit sad to stay at home without…

In Search of the Gothic in Wildfell Hall

I have written this little entry to commemorate Anne Brontë’s death, who passed away on the 28th of May in 1849 but will live forever inside her reader’s hearts. My main focus is to explore how the gothic is present in her novel The Tenant of Wildfell Hall. I have written a review without spoilers…

The Gothic

“𝑇𝑜 𝑎 𝑤𝑎𝑟𝑚 𝑖𝑚𝑎𝑔𝑖𝑛𝑎𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛, 𝑡𝘩𝑒 𝑑𝑢𝑏𝑖𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑚𝑠 𝑡𝘩𝑎𝑡 𝑓𝑙𝑜𝑎𝑡 𝘩𝑎𝑙𝑓-𝑣𝑒𝑖𝑙𝑒𝑑 𝑖𝑛 𝑑𝑎𝑟𝑘𝑛𝑒𝑠𝑠, 𝑎𝑓𝑓𝑜𝑟𝑑 𝑎 𝘩𝑖𝑔𝘩𝑒𝑟 𝑑𝑒𝑙𝑖𝑔𝘩𝑡 𝑡𝘩𝑎𝑛 𝑡𝘩𝑒 𝑚𝑜𝑠𝑡 𝑑𝑖𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑡 𝑠𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑡𝘩𝑎𝑡 𝑡𝘩𝑒 𝑠𝑢𝑛 𝑐𝑎𝑛 𝑠𝘩𝑜𝑤”. – Ann Radcliffe. The Mysteries of Udolpho. 1794 What is gothic? Is it a literary genre? A style? An intellectual movement? There are so many questions and maybe we…