TOD 086 The Outer Dark Symposium 2020: From Yellow Wallpaper to Spectral Hues: Color in Weird Fiction Panel

In this podcast, The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020 presents the panel From Yellow Wallpaper to Spectral Hues: Color in Weird Fiction moderated by Brian Hauser with Daniel Braum, Craig Laurance Gidney, Gwendolyn Kiste, Hysop Mulero, and Liv Rainey-Smith. PLUS Scott Nicolay reads “The Marlyweck Cemetery” by Belgian Weird fantasist Jean Ray. This programming was recorded on Sunday August 16, 2020.

Show Notes

In this podcast, experience the second Sunday afternoon block of The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020. First Scott Nicolay reads “The Marlyweck Cemetery” by Belgian Weird fantasist Jean Ray (Circles of Dread, Wakefield Press) (0:07:21). Then listen to the panel From Yellow Wallpaper to Spectral Hues: Color in Weird Fiction (0:31:58) moderated by Brian Hauser with authors Daniel Braum, Craig Laurance Gidney, Gwendolyn Kiste, and Hysop Mulero, and Liv Rainey-Smith.  Scroll down for Additional Links to the many artists, authors and works recommended in this episode. This programming took place and was recorded on Sunday August 16, 2020.

This program block is sponsored by Mythic Delirium Press and Grimscribe Press/Vastarien: A Literary Journal, as well as Horla Level sponsors Nightscape PressPerpetual Motion Machine, and Nightfire (Tor). The Outer Dark Virtual Symposium 2020 was Presented by This Is Horror and Dekalb Entertainment Commission.

It takes a Weird Village to Make Something Weird happen, and we want to express so much Weird Love to The Outer Dark Symposium 2020 community. Thank you to our guests, ticket-holders, Indiegogo supporters, volunteers, scholarship recipients, patrons, and the rest of our sponsors:  Argawarga Press, Broken Eye Books, Dim ShoresDunhams Manor PressEraserhead Press, The Hazeland Books by Matthew Maxwell (Broken Eye Books), Innsmouth Free PressKino Lorber, Pseudopod, The Revelator, Shudder, Signal Horizon, Skeleton Hat Podcast, Trepidatio Publishing, Undertow Publications, Underworld Dreams by Daniel Braum (Lethe Press), Ben ThomasThe Willows and Tales from OmniPark, Word Horde,  and Xylographilia. Go to TheOuterDark.org and click on “Symposium” to check out the complete program schedule of all the exciting readings and panels coming this Fall on The Outer Dark podcast.

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Additional Links

The New Weird, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer (Tachyon Publications, 2008)

Edward Gauvin ( author/translator, Weird Fiction Review)

‘Some Notes on the Belgian School of the Strange’ by Edward Gauvin (Small Beer Press)

‘Weird France and Belgium: A Best Of’ by Edward Gauvin (Weird Fiction Review)

Letters, Dreams & Other Writings by Remedios Varo (Wakefield Press, 2018)

John D. Keefauver (ISFDB)

Lethe Press

Color Out of Space (dir: Richard Stanley; 2020) trailer

‘The Masque of the Red Death’ by Edgar Allan Poe

 ‘The Yellow Wallpaper’ by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

TOD 054 Tanith Lee: Her Own Dark Mythos

The Secret Books of Paradys by Tanith Lee

Andrew Lang

The Color Purple by Alice Walker

Oscar Wilde

Wes Craven (director)

TOD 079 Lesley Wheeler: All the Smart Women are Practicing Magic 

Synesthesia (Psychology Today)

The Wine Dark Sea’ by Robert Aickman

‘The History Behind the Southern Tradition of Haint Blue’ by Ross Heichelbech (Dusty Old Thing)

Fictional color

Becky Sharp (first 3 strip Technicolor film)

Suspiria (Dir: Luca Guadagnino, 2018) Trailer

Suspiria (Dir: Dario Argento, 1977) Trailer

Bright Darkness: The Lost Art of the Supernatural Horror Film  by Jeremy Dyson

Pet Sematary (Dir: Mary Lambert; 1989) trailer

Pet Sematary (2019) Trailer

‘Femme Fatale: Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber‘ by Helen Simpson (The Guardian, 2006)

Vantablack

More Recommendations from Discord discussion group for this panel:

Review: This Spectral Hue has a Shimmering Life of Its Own by Jason Heller (NPR)

‘The Damned Thing’ by Ambrose Bierce

“Flash Frame” by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Homer’s Wine-Dark Sea

The Empire of Ice Cream ‘ by Jeffrey Ford

All the Colors of the Dark

Director Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani’s films: Amer, The Strange Color of Your Body’s Tears, Let the Corpses Tan

The Company of Wolves (Dir: Neil Jordan, 1984) Trailer

Midsommar (Dir: Ari Aster; 2019) Trailer

the accessibility color feud between Anish Kapoor and Stewart Semple

Semple’s Black 2.0 & newer 3.0

Anish Kapoor: Memory | The Guggenheim Museums and Foundation

Show Credits

Hosts/Producers: Scott Nicolay and Anya Martin

Co-Host, News from The Weird: Justin Steele

Co-Host, Reviews from The Weird: Gordon B. White

Symposium Assistant Director: Melanie Crew

Symposium Programming Coordinator: Jess Lewis

Symposium Logistics: Melissa Eisner

Logo Design: Nick “The Hat” Gucker

Music: Michael Griffin


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