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OGOM LogoIn the Open Graves, Open Minds Project, we unearthed depictions of the vampire and the undead in literature, art, and other media, before embracing shapeshifting creatures (most recently, the werewolf) and other supernatural beings and their worlds. OGOM opens up questions concerning genre, gender, hybridity, cultural change, and other realms. The Project now extends to all narratives of the fantastic, the folkloric, the fabulous, and the magical. You can find out more by viewing the story of OGOM through its reception in the media here.

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Mythology and folklore, contemporary legend

Two great new resources here–I’ve added them to the Related Links sections on the right-hand side of the Blog and Resources pages. First, a rich compendium of folklore and myth from a wide range of cultures; it’s the course content … Continue reading

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Anthem Gothic, Dracula, popular culture — books, articles, and reviews wanted

Opportunities to publish here: 1. Contributions on the Gothic sought for a new series from Anthem Press, Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature: Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship … Continue reading

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The OGOM Project is convened by Dr Sam George (University of Hertfordshire) and Dr Bill Hughes, and has been funded generously by the University of Hertfordshire.