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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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Marionettes: The Monsters We Need?

It is no secret that I am obsessed with marionettes. This dates back to a magical Czech production of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ I saw aged about 8. I can still visualise all the puppets and it helped shape my … Continue reading

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Angela Carter: BBC Documentary and The Angela Carter Society

Angela Carter’s work has been one of the centres OGOM’s research has revolved around, particularly since our very successful 2015 Company of Wolves conference. My own writing on paranormal romance has covered both werewolf narratives (for example, my chapter on … 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.