Monthly Archives: July 2018

Gothic Hybridity: Ambiguous Creatures and Ambivalent Morals

The IGA conference 2018  gets underway in Manchester, UK, in just 3 days time. It’s a really important and exciting date in the goth calendar. The conference runs from July 31st to 3rd August.  You can view the full programme here. … Continue reading

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Will the Blood Moon Come Too Soon?

Serpents, dragons, jaguars, bats and wolves are all associated with the eclipse, according the Smithsonian Magazine’s What Folklore Tells us About the Eclipse.  You have probably heard of the myth of the wolf who swallows the sun or moon causing an eclipse or … Continue reading

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Why YA Gothic Fiction is Booming and Girl Monsters are on the Rise

I’m posting this article from The Conversation by Michelle Smith for this year’s Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic students, who will begin their study of the YA Gothic genre in September. Why YA Gothic Fiction is Booming and … Continue reading

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Genre, dreadpunk, mannerpunk, the female Gothic

What constitutes a genre or subgenre and whether even the concept of genre itself has any use is much debated; it’s certainly a focal point of OGOM research, where we’re often concerned with what happens when genres collide or mate, … Continue reading

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Mermaids: ballads, novels, films

Mermaids and related creatures such as sirens and selkies have a perennial appeal; we at OGOM love them and they have featured in quite a few posts here. There may be deep Freudian reasons for our fascination but we’re certainly … Continue reading

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CFPs: Popular Culture reviews, articles on urban Otherness, creative Gothic

Some invitations to contribute: 1. The Popular Culture Studies Journal is looking for Book Reviewers here. 2. The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for a special issue, forthcoming Spring 2019 – ‘Otherness and the Urban’; … Continue reading

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: academia and Gothic heroines

Buffy the Vampire Slayer is a foundational text in many ways–not least, for OGOM’s origins, being the series which, with its wit, humanity, and dark imagination led me into vampire studies. It’s probably the TV series most written about by … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales: art, essays, and resources

Some more interesting links on fairy tales: Margaret Carrigan, in ‘What Can Fairy Tales Tell Us About Today? Two Video Artists Offer Modern Takes‘, reviews the video art of Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett, showing at London’s Zabludowicz Collection through … Continue reading

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Night of the Literary Living Dead 26th August

It’s time to break the news of a very exciting battle of the books event that I (Dr Sam George)  am doing on 26th August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in the Spiegeltent with gothtastic writer Marcus Sedgwick. It’s … Continue reading

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#The Fallen: OGOM Twitter Moment

Your chance to browse @OGOMProject’s Twitter moment on the theme of The Fallen The Fallen

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