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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Thanks to Kaja for initiating the fabulous #FearfulFens during May. Some really interesting and fun research came out of this and you can catch up via our Twitter ‘moment’ below. Our new hashtag for June is the deliciously wicked #TheFallen. … Continue reading
Research into Young Adult Gothic fiction forms a core part of the OGOM Project, and feeds into the associated teaching that Dr Sam George has been conducting for some years now at the University of Hertfordshire (see here). So these … 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.