With thanks and best wishes, Elizabeth and Bernice
Important Editorial Announcement
Greetings to all of our readers and contributors, and welcome to Issue # 11 of The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies. This will be the last issue edited by ourselves, Bernice Murphy and Elizabeth McCarthy. We're delighted to say that journal stalwarts Jenny McDonnell and Dara Downey will be taking over as joint editors. When we published our first issue, back in October 2006, we did so with the strong belief that a free-access online journal dedicated to Gothic and Horror studies was a much-needed resource for academics and non-academics alike. Since then the journal has gone from strength to strength. This would not have been possible without the great team of people who have given their time and talent to the project.
The journal is now 6 years old, and in that time, we're very proud to have worked with such an efficient and hard-working team of section editors. We'd therefore like to thank Dara, Jenny and Eoin, as well as all of our article contributors, and our many reviewers. We'd especially like to thank all of our regular contributors and peer reviewers. We know that the journal is in very safe hands and that its new editors have lots of exciting ideas about updating it. We can't wait to see what issue #12 has in store! With this in mind, we would like to stress that submissions, etc, will proceed as usual.
It's time for us to move on to other projects, but we are currently in the early stages of a journal-related publication which we think will be of interest to many of our readers, and we'll keep you all posted on that through the journal's Twitter Feed and Facebook Page.
Book Reviews: Christina Morin,Charles Robert Maturin and the Haunting of Irish Romantic Fiction; John Sears, Stephen King’s Gothic; Ed Cameron, The Psychopathology of the Gothic Romance;Bianca Del Villano, Ghostly Alterities; Dongshin Yi, A Genealogy of the Cybergothic, and more.
Film Reviews: The Monk (Le Moine)(Dir. Dominik Moll, 2011); The Awakening(Dir: Nick Murphy, 2011); Contagion (Dir. Steven Soderbergh, 2011); Paranormal Activity 3 (Dir. Ariel Schulman and Henry Joost, 2011).
TV Reviews: The Secret Circle (CW/ Sky Living, 2012); The Fades (BBC3, 2011); Desperate Housewives: Witches Lament (ABC, 2011), and more.
Multi-Media Reviews: Crossed (Writer: Garth Ennis, Artist: Jacen Burrows); Amnesia: The Dark Descent (Developer & Publisher: Frictional Games); The Walking Dead: A New Day (Developer & Publisher: Telltale Games).