(EOI) The Victorian Gothic: A Discussion and Reading.














Saturday, February 23,[masked]pm
Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square (corner of 3rd Avenue and East 7th Street), Room LL101


The Steampunk aesthetic is not based solely in Victorian era science fiction. It draws upon a wealth of imagery and characters from Gothic literature. With that in mind the New York Nineteenth Century Society (nyncs.org) is proud to present its first panel discussion on Victorian Gothic literature. Join authors and scholars as they read from and discuss the genre in its many forms, from old favorites like Dracula and Edgar Allan Poe, to rediscovered works by authors like Marie Corelli and Ellen Wood, as well as twenty-first century writing inspired by the Victorian classics.

Afterwards, please join us for informal discussion and socializing at a neighborhood location TBA.

Our distinguished presenters are:

Genevieve Valentine, author, Mechanique: A Tale of the Circus Tresaulti

Leanne Renee Hieber, author, The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart

Curt Herr, Kutztown State University, editor of many editions of Victorian Gothic novels including the complete Varney the Vampire

Gwen Hyman, Cooper Union

Leah Richards, LaGuardia Community College

Moderated by Catherine Siemann

So please join us and come and learn about old favorites and make new discoveries!

Co-sponsored by the Supernatural Studies Association.

Admission is FREE.


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  • A former member
    A former member

    An absolutely amazing panel of experts discussing the genre in all its dark glory.
    A wonderful combination of both education and entertainment!

    March 7, 2013

  • Robert S.

    It was good.

    March 3, 2013

  • Curt

    Thank for having me guys! I really appreciated being included on a panel with such vivacious speakers!

    February 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You were wonderful! Poor 'Varney', he's still cracking me up.

      February 24, 2013

    • Catherine S.

      Thank you so much for being part of it!

      February 24, 2013

  • tulin

    that was a wonderful event! thank you for putting it together

    February 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You are most welcome. We have more literary events coming soon!

      3 · February 24, 2013

    • Catherine S.


      February 24, 2013

  • Dmitry Z.

    Really informative and fun! Some very charismatic speakers. Enjoyed it!

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    not much work today, was really looking forward to visiting Cooper Union :(

    February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget to grab a postcard for this event if you see one at select locations around NYC.
    They're going to be collector's items someday!

    February 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't forget to tell your local vampire researcher about this event since we'll be presenting some "lost" Victorian era vampire classics at this panel.

    February 9, 2013

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