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A Gothic Fiction Playlist

A blog post I wrote for Spectral Visions. Hopefully, it could be used to inspire students t(or anybody) to read or compose Gothic fiction!

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Jessica Cartner is a first year BA English student at the University of Sunderland. Her interests in the Gothic are monstrous and the humane, Romantic Gothic and Victorian Gothic.

Hello everyone,

My name is Jessica. The blog admin recently inspired me to create a Gothic fiction playlist, and they provided me with this opportunity to share it with you. The pieces are not ranked, though I tried to arrange their order to make your listening a little more interesting:

Wuthering Heights – Kate Bush

Perhaps a little predictable, but this 1979 number one hit was inspired by Emily Brontë’s Gothic novel of the same name. Bush’s vocals are innocent yet ghostly, and as you sing along, you may just feel like wandering around the Yorkshire moors…

Fade to Grey – Visage

With those budding synthesisers, ethereal French and English vocals, and hypnotic rhythm, this song will haunt you for many…

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Seven Songs for Motivation

Hello,

A short and fun first post for today, I thought I would share with you seven songs that comprise part of my motivational playlist. Hopefully, some of these songs should make you determined to work and achieve the results you want to achieve!

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‘Dreamer’ – Livin’ Joy

‘She Bangs the Drums’ – The Stone Roses

‘Running Up That Hill’ – Kate Bush

‘Things Can Only Get Better’ – D:Ream

‘Move On Up’ – Curtis Mayfield

‘Dreams’ – The Cranberries

‘I’m Gonna Get You’ – Bizarre Inc

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What songs would you add to this list? Comment below!

Jessica

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