Author Archives: Lucy Northenra

About Lucy Northenra

Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Hertfordshire

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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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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Vampire at the Crossroads

The intersection of roads and pathways are dark, dangerous, uncanny places, offering  two or more options at once. According to ancient superstitions crossroads are unhallowed ground, haunted by vampires, demons, witches and trolls. Malevolent spirits who like to lead travellers … Continue reading

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The Corpse Flower: One of Nature’s Monsters

This magnificent Corpse Flower is in bloom at New York Botanical Gardens. AMORPHOPHALLUS TITANUM smells of rotting flesh and resembles an enormous phallus. Proof that truth really is stranger than fiction. I see it as a symbol of my research appearing as … Continue reading

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Monsters: Dreams and Discords: Vampire Fiction in Twenty-First-Century American Culture

Congratulations to Jillian Wingfield who yesterday submitted her thesis: ‘Monsters: Dreams and Discords: Twenty-First-Century Vampire Fiction and American Culture’. Jillian got a mention in the preface to the Open Graves, Open Minds book as embarking on her journey into American vampires … Continue reading

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Animals and Us

John Berger’s groundbreaking essay ‘Why Look at Animals’ (1980; Penguin, Great Ideas, 2009) has inspired a new exhibition ‘Animals and Us’ at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. Berger argued that the ancient relationship between man and nature had been severed … Continue reading

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OGOM: Fearful Fens

Thanks to Kaja for initiating the fabulous #FearfulFens during May.  Some really interesting and fun research came out of this and you can catch up via our Twitter ‘moment’ below. Our new hashtag for June is the deliciously wicked #TheFallen. … Continue reading

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Polidori and the Romantic/Byronic Vampire

Just a reminder that I will be in the Polidori room at the Living Frankenstein event tomorrow with a very special prop! I’m so excited. There are still tickets available…. Dare to join us on Wednesday 23 May for the … Continue reading

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Fallen Angels and the Hybrid Nature of Demons

Here’s my Twitter ‘Moment’ for ‘Demon of the Day’ #gothichybridity. I’ll be back with this hashtag later in the month when I’ll be exploring vampire/ angels and continuing my research into hybridity in relation to the fallen. Demon of the Day … Continue reading

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