Blog Posts tagged wilderness

Strange fascinations

By Paul Watson on .

I have a confession to make: I don’t particularly like some of the new nature writing. Some of the old stuff bores me too. I should probably clarify that a bit: I don’t want to read piles of books describing authors’ walks through the landscape, each book interspersed with worthy monologues…

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Women’s voices in Folk Horror and Landscape (Part 1)

By Paul Watson on .

I’ve been going through a number of my blog posts on the subject of the Folk-Horror/Landscape thing that often gets shortened to the “English Eerie” and I noticed a distinct lack of women’s voices - with just a couple of exceptions all the sources I cited or quoted were from male authors. This…

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The English Eerie (slight return)

By Paul Watson on .

The discussion of the Eerie continues to grow, mainly on Twitter and blogs, but also in the real world. In Oxford next month there’s Spectral Landscapes: Explorations of the English Eerie which is an evening of: …film and discussion showcasing the recent work of Adam Scovell, whose collaborative…

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The present is haunted by the mythic ghost of the paleolithic wilderness

By Paul Watson on .

Do you ever have one of those moments where you realise that a number of seemingly disparate things you are reading, watching, or pondering are actually all connected and swirling around a central core concept? It’s disconcerting but intensely interesting. So this blog post isn’t directly…

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