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‘Fire Burn and Cauldron Bubble’: Witches, Magic and Demons @TheJohnRylands

I have been blogging quite a lot lately about witches and magic books. I wrote on the Renaissance magician John Dee in ‘It’s a kind of Magic’ and offered some critical thoughts on ‘Sexualising the Witch’ in response to recent … Continue reading

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Why Are Witches So Popular?

The Guardian Newspaper has just featured an article entitled Coven Ready: from Instagram to TV:Why are Witches so Popular? It appears that there is a spate of new occult dramas about witches. A Discovery of Witches, an adaptation of Deborah Harkness’s novel about a … Continue reading

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Press Release: OGOM and Supernatural Cities to Host ‘The Urban Weird’, 6th-7th April

University of Hertfordshire to host ‘The Urban Weird’, a two-day programme of events on the theme of supernatural cities ‘The Urban Weird’ will take place at the University of Hertfordshire on the 6 and 7 April. The event will explore … Continue reading

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Session Speakers and Abstracts

* Click on the arrows to expand author biographies and abstracts of papers 1 Alison Baker (University of East London) Alison Baker is a senior lecturer in education at University of East London. She is writing her PhD thesis entitled … Continue reading

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Better the Devil You Know: Was the Devil Once Blue and an Angel?

I have always wondered how the devil came to be depicted as red with horns and cloven feet and I once heard that one of the first visual images of the devil depicts him as a blue angel. So did … Continue reading

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OGOM Demon of the Day #GothicHybridity

Following the success of #FebruaryAngels OGOM is launching 2 new hastags. The first is #GothicHybridity in celebration of the IGA conference in Manchester in July. OGOM will be presenting a panel entitled ‘Gothic Hybridities: Ambiguous Creatures and Ambivalent Morals’. The new … Continue reading

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The Urban Weird Conference

Thanks to our wonderfully weird speakers and keynotes, OGOM and Supernatural Cities presents ‘The Urban Weird’ was extremely inspiring on the research front and probably the most fun it is possible to have at an academic conference! It seemed to have … Continue reading

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Urban Weird Conference News

I’m just announcing one or two changes to the line up for our forthcoming ultra exciting  ‘Urban Weird’ conference. We now have Dr Mikel Koven taking us on a filmic, folkloric, urban weird journey into witches through the ages, following … Continue reading

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CFP: OGOM & Supernatural Cities Present: The Urban Weird

To coincide with the eclipse here is the CFP for our next conference! It promises to eclipse all other events….it’s  cosmic! University of Hertfordshire, 6-7 April, 2018 The permanent link for the CFP, with a PDF version available, is here. … Continue reading

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Call for Papers

CFP: OGOM & Supernatural Cities present:  The Urban Weird  University of Hertfordshire, 6-7 April, 2018 Download PDF version here The OGOM Project is known for its imaginative events and symposia, which have often been accompanied by a media frenzy. We … Continue reading

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