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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The amazing OGOM and Supernatural Cities present ‘The Urban Weird’ on 6th-7th April is now open for bookings!! You can log on and select a number of events from spectral city tours to Urban Weird screenings and workshops!! Find out … Continue reading
I’m just announcing one or two changes to the line up for our forthcoming ultra exciting ‘Urban Weird’ conference. We now have Dr Mikel Koven taking us on a filmic, folkloric, urban weird journey into witches through the ages, following … 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.