Monthly Archives: July 2015

OGOM Company of Wolves Poster

So pleased with the art work for the OGOM Company of Wolves Conference. The posters are looking very attractive indeed. Hope you agree. We’re very excited to meet all the delegates and we cannot wait to Walk With Wolves!! Booking … Continue reading

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Let the Wolf Fest Begin: werewolf conference booking is now open

Booking has opened for the third Open Graves, Open Minds conference ‘Company of Wolves’. Click on the ‘Company of Wolves’ tab from the drop down menu above to see details of the speakers, special events and trips and to register!! … Continue reading

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Being a Vampire, It’s a Funny Business

The University of Cologne recently sported a job listing for a vampire. Whilst the job is really for anyone who is okay with working nights, I must applaud the attention to details and commitment to the concept. To complement this advert, … Continue reading

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Inside the Bloody Chamber : A Preview

One of the great highlights of the Company of Wolves conference in September is going to be Sir Christopher Frayling’s keynote talk on Angela Carter which coincides with the publication of his new book Inside the Bloody Chamber. This will be … Continue reading

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Company of Wolves Programme: latest version

We’ve made a slight change to the Conference Programme–please take a look here. Further updates on Fees, and Travel and Accommodation will be appearing very soon, so keep an eye on alerts and Tweets, etc.

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Manchester’s Gothtastic Show: Darkness and Light

The John Rylands Library is pretty special for me being from Manchester. It is probably the most striking building in the entire city, delightfully imposing in its neo-Gothic splendour and housing some of the most rare and beautiful books ever … Continue reading

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On the Trail of the Big Bad Wolf

If you find yourself in the north this week try to see ‘Neck of the Woods’, a new play by Turner prizewinner Douglas Gordon based on Perrault’s fairytale. It is just in time to whet appetites for our ‘Company of … Continue reading

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Director’s skull stolen by vampire hunters: is this why Bram Stoker has no tomb?

I was speaking on Nosferatu recently in Romania where I was discussing what happened to the Dracula myth when it shifted to Germany in 1922. Imagine my surprise when I learned this morning  that the director of this film had … Continue reading

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Grave Diggers Steal Vampire Director’s Skull: Is this why Bram Stoker has no Tomb ?

I was presenting on Nosferatu recently whilst in Romania and talking about what happened when the Dracula myth shifted to Germany in 1922. Today I was surprised to read that Murnau’s head had been stolen from his grave in Germany … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Locating Fantastika’, University of Lancaster, 7th-8th July 2015

I have now been to enough conferences in my research area to start recognising people so that conferences become not only a place to proffer your work to other academics (flinching slightly when it gets to questions) but also to … Continue reading

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