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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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Happy holidays to all from OGOM. Here’s a cover from a turn-of the-19th-century satirical magazine Puck announcing a very mischievous Easter: However you are spending the bank holiday, I hope you catch some mummers or pace egg plays as they … Continue reading
Mummer or Pace egg Plays are often performed today in areas such as St Albans, Todmorden & Hebden Bridge. They have a hero-combat theme. St George fights and conquers all manner of enemies (The dragon, The Turk etc.). The other … 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.