Author Archives: William the Bloody

CFPs: Utopia & Dystopia, Gothic mashup, Screening loss, SyFy films, Gothic games, performing fairy

1. First, a conference CFP: Utopia & Dystopia: Conference on the Fantastic in Media Entertainment, University of Southern Denmark, 28-29 May 2020. Deadline: 10 December 2019. This conference invites new research in the fantastic. Why is the fantastic more popular … Continue reading

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Book Review: Elizabeth von Arnim, Vera

As you may know from previous posts, I have been tracing the genetic mutations from which the genre of paranormal romance arose by looking at an earlier manifestation, Gothic romance (or romantic suspense). This genre flourished from about the 1940s … Continue reading

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CFPs: Myth and art, Tales of Terror, Supernatural Studies

Some more CFPs and Calls for Articles: 1. Myth and Art Revisited conference, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, 18-19 December 2019. Deadline: 31 July 2019. This international two-day conference hosted by the Department of English Language and Literature, … Continue reading

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A Midsummer Night’s Dream (1935) and OGOM 2020

Next year will be the tenth anniversary of the OGOM Project. Sam and I are working on something very special and magical for our celebrations and 2020 conference. All will be revealed soon but some of our background research involved … Continue reading

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CFPs: Gothic times, Gothic nature, Gothic realities

Some exciting conferences coming up! 1. Gothic Manchester Festival Conference 2019 ‘Gothic Times’, Manchester Metropolitan University, 26 October 2019. Deadline: 30 July 2019. In the opening decades of the twenty-first century, with Trump in the White House and Brexit on … Continue reading

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Polidori Vampyre Symposium report

Sorry for the delay, but we’ve finally produced the report on our fabulous symposium for the bicentenary of John Polidori’s The Vampyre, which was held 6-7 April 2019 at Keats House, Hampstead. You can read the report by following this … Continue reading

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Glenarvon, Polidori, and Gothic Romance

OGOM’s recent symposium, ‘Some curious disquiet’: Polidori, the Byronic vampire, and its progeny‘ was a huge success and we’d like to thank again everyone who made it possible, form the brilliant speakers to the very supportive visitors and the staff … Continue reading

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Vampire’s Rebirth

Vampire’s rebirth: from monstrous undead creature to sexy and romantic Byronic seducer in one ghost story The Nightmare by John Henry Fuseli. Detroit Institute of Arts Sam George, University of Hertfordshire Victorian physician John Polidori took the vampire out of … Continue reading

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Demon Lovers, Crime, and the Gothic at Bath Spa

I had a great time yesterday at Bath Spa University giving a presentation on the evolution of the Demon Lover in Gothic Romance and paranormal romance. I was invited by my doppelgänger Prof. Bill Hughes and heard a variety of … Continue reading

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CFPs and Events: Frankenstein, Buffy, horror, hauntology, 1980s, death and the sacred

Quite a few calls for papers and articles here. We’ve also added two new useful links – Gothic Feminism and the journal Thinking Horror. 1. Call for articles: Deadline Extended till 15 April 2019 – Irish Journal of Gothic and … Continue reading

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