Bibliographics / Librografías

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 have generated…

Celebrating World Art Day 2021 With Literature and Art

Did you know that today, April 15th, is World Art Day? I am writing this post to celebrate this special day. Art can be present in our daily lives in different forms: in what we look at, how we dress, in the decorative objects that might be part of our house. Art is also straightly…

“The Last Man”: Apocalyptic Late XXI Century – A Commentary

Happy 2021! This is the first blog post of the year, we could not have left January without an entry after reading a very interesting novel, don’t you think? Covid is still lurking out there but we are all taking care. And is not as hopeless as some famous authors had imagined the XX century…

Oxonmoot 2020: A Review and a Fellowship

Being a Tolkien fan for so long, and someone who has been studying his works, one of my desires was to participate in one of the most important Tolkien fandom (and scholars) events created and organized by the Tolkien Society based in the UK. As I live far away, in Chile, and travelling is not…

Understanding Monsters: How Monstrosity is Constructed

Today, 30th of August in 1797 Mary Shelley (Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft) was born. She gave us one of the most beautiful and important books ever written: Frankenstein. This month Generally Gothic hosted a discussion on Monstrosity (if you have not heard about her website please visit and see by yourself how interesting, well researched and…

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

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 read The Vampyre, a tale written by John William Polidori. ✶ John Polidori John Polidori was Lord Byron’s doctor. Polidori started to write The Vampyre…

The Shadowy Boundary Between Terror and Horror

In the previous post, we discussed how terror and horror could function as devices for producing the sublime. But we may wonder if there is any difference between terror and horror. Today we are going to check that out by reviewing one of the most important essays on this topic that was written by Ann…

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 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 entry…