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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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CFPs & Events: Gothic and contagion, fantasy and theology, Vampfest, disease, Ellen Kushner

A mixture of CFPs, calls for articles, and events concerning the Gothic and the fantastic. 1. Gothic in a Time of Contagion, Populism and Racial Injustice, Online March 2021 (date to be confirmed), Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: … Continue reading

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Return of the vampire: Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun and YA vampire fiction

The Open Graves, Open Minds Project began in 2010, in part as a response to Stephenie Meyer’s hugely successful Twilight series; a Young Adult vampire romance series, the first of which was Twilight (2005). We launched the Project with an … 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.