Monthly Archives: December 2015

CFP: Reflected Shadows: Folklore and the Gothic, 15-17 April 2016, Kingston University

Very last minute, I know–but still time! This looks a great conference, and I must try and get my proposal done. Still time to offer a paper for “Reflected Shadows: Folklore and the Gothic” (15-17 April 2016 at Kingston University). … Continue reading

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Talking Trees and Unsettling Sensibilities

I came across Lars Ostenfeld’s unsettling adaptation of Han’s Andersen’s The Fir Tree (Danish: Grantræet) on the BBC iPlayer today. The tale was first published with ‘The Snow Queen’ on 21st December 1844. The story is narrated by the tree … Continue reading

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The Jelly Babie’s Dark Past

Jelly babies were the much loved sweet of Dr Who but they were originally called ‘unclaimed babies’ eww. You can uncover their dark past here  This is my first ever gothic sweets story and there is a connection between Bassets … Continue reading

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White Rabbit: Yuletide Adventures in Wonderland @BritishLibrary

Over the Christmas period I celebrated my unbirthday by going to the Alice in Wonderland Exhibition at the British Library (one of the best free exhibitions to be found in London ever). It really was very special looking at Lewis … Continue reading

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Creepy Merry Christmas Victorian Style

We’ve been sending Christmas cards since 1843 but the Victorians had a slightly different take on the festive season looking at these unsettling images. You can read more about the ghosts of Christmas past through the eyes of the Victorians … Continue reading

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Have Yourself A Gothic Little Christmas from OGOM

OGOM wishes you a gothic little Christmas! Have yourself a gothic little Christmas Let your heart be light From now on, our troubles will be out of sight Have yourself a gothic little Christmas Make the Yuletide dark From now … Continue reading

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The Publication of Grimm’s Fairy Tales

On this date (20 December) in 1812, the Grimm brothers published the first edition of their Kinder- und Hausmärchen (Children’s and Household Tales). Richard Cavendish writes about it here.

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Review of ‘Rules for Werewolves’ by Kirk Lynn

This is a very exciting and promising review from The Guardian for Kirk Lynn’s Rules for Werewolves (2015). It shows the increasing variation in presentations of lycanthropy and the overlaps between weres and feral children. Definitely one to get your teeth into … Continue reading

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CFA: Company of Wolves Publication (Reminder)

Just a gentle reminder from us about submitting articles for the Company of Wolves publications, which are due by 30 January. Please can you pay special attention to the formatting; if you have any questions about this, do ask. To … Continue reading

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‘Wolfgirl’ Trailer

Earlier this year NBC ran a competition to find the next ‘ground-breaking comedy’. One of the potential comedies was called ‘Wolfgirl’ and the mini-episode is still available to watch on YouTube. Unfortunately voting is no longer open and the winner … Continue reading

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