It is February, which brings with it Women in Horror Recognition Month! I am going to do a few episodes during the month of February to honor this growing tradition. To kick things off, I’d decided to go back before the advent of film to the world of literature. One of the pioneers of the Gothic literary tradition was a woman named Ann Radcliffe.
Because of her work, and particularly her contemplation about the nature of using terror to reach sublimity, as well as her irrefutable contributions to what has become the horror genre, I’ve decided to honor her first for 2013′s Women in Horror Month! In the episode, I read her essay “On the Supernatural in Poetry.” Also mentioned in this episode is the 19th century actress Sarah Siddons, who also gets mentioned as a woman in horror due to her accomplishments in tragedy.
My friends Hannah Neurotica and Ashlee Blackwell have also initiated their Women in Horror Month Podcast! Give it a listen HERE!
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