In 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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On February 27th I will take part in a Q&A on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with sixth forms in Hertfordshire in collaboration with the St Alban’s Abbey Theatre. We will mark 200 years since the novel’s publication in 1818 and spend … Continue reading
Thanks to everyone who is contributing to OGOM’s collaboration with Folklore Film Festival on #FebruaryAngels. You can view our glorious and heavenly Angelic Moment here and contribute to it daily throughout the month. The Book of Hours, the devotional book made … Continue reading
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.