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The Devil’s Pool: Madness, Melancholia and the Artist

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Is there a connection between creativity and madness? Does being creative involve a risk of madness or is madness a prerequisite for creativity?

Cecily Brennan’s unusual documentary addresses the long-held public belief in a connection between madness and artistic creativity.

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Outliving Dracula: Le Fanu’s Carmilla

 
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Irish writer J.S. Le Fanu’s creation, the female vampire Carmilla, has established a fascinating lineage through filmic adaptations, arguably inspiring a more radical and transgressive creative wellspring than her literary successor Dracula.

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