Episode 8: Wonderfully Cruel Proceedings; Charles Brockden Brown, Phantasmagoria, and the Murders that Made America’s First Gothic Novel

**Notice: This episode was recorded live on Zoom, and may have long pauses, diminished sound, and be less polished than normal episodes. Thank you in advance for bearing with me as I figure out this new platform and audio! All accompanying pictures can be found on lifeaftermidnightsalem.com**

Join Kristin as we discuss Phantasmagoria, its connection to Deism, and early forays into man’s endless quest to commune with the dead, and the beyond. Learn how Charles Brockden Brown was influenced by murders committed by self-proclaimed Deists, in the Age of Enlightenment, and how those murders aided in the writing of America’s first true gothic novel. It’s not Poe, it’s certainly not Hawthorne, and it involves a whole lot of murder and nationalistic debate! Since when are politics not spooky…

This is a special episode, that was done for Creative North Shore, as a part of their live artist stream series on their Facebook page during the COVID-19 Quarantine, to help support local artists and makers, and promote the artist economy. A huge thank you to John Andrews, Michelle Garcia, Carly Dwyer, Sam Stair, and the team at Creative North Shore for including Life After Midnight, and for all of their hard work and dedication to helping artists on the North Shore!

This episode is NSFW; some mature content discussed that may not be appropriate at work, limited profanity.

 

 

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