Author Archives: Lucy Northenra

About Lucy Northenra

Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Hertfordshire

Books of Blood at the Being Human Festival 23rd November

All humans ‘are books of blood — wherever you open us, we’re re[a]d’ (Clive Barker) ‘Books of Blood’ , a creative offshoot of Open Graves, Open Minds, project will be launched at the Being Human Festival via a gruesome ‘Show … Continue reading

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Redeeming the Wolf: OGOM at the Being Human Festival 2017

Thanks to all the lovely people who joined us on a rainy Saturday for ‘Redeeming the Wolf’. People came down from as far afield as Durham, Scotland and even Spain. I spoke to many new people who were interested in … Continue reading

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What 3 Words Best Describe the Wolf?

Following Kaja’s post on reclaiming the werewolf I wanted to say that I am speaking on the myth of wolf children or children raised by wolves at the OGOM event on Saturday 18th. These stories allow for a benevolent, humanised … Continue reading

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Redeeming the Wolf at the Being Human Festival

There are about 25 free tickets left for this fab event bookable online at Redeeming the wolf: A Story of Persecution, Loss and Rediscovery If you can’t make it in person please join us on Twitter #redeemthewolf @OGOMProject Bring Grandma … Continue reading

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Daisy Butcher: OGOM Doctoral Student

I am just posting to say that OGOM has a new PhD student in Daisy Butcher. Some of you may have met Daisy at the Company of Wolves conference where she was one of our key helpers. She has since … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Lynx?

Feeling angered about the wanton destruction of Lillith the Lynx – what does this scenario teach us about re-wilding debates and about being human? Last call for tickets for the Being Human Festival. We can’t bring back Lillith but we … Continue reading

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Automaton Reads My Vampire Research on Youtube

Amused to find my article for The Conversation ‘How Long Have We Believed in Vampires?’ read by an automaton on Youtube but there is no acknowledgement, nothing to say I wrote it tch!! Well I did! An ironic case of … Continue reading

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Two Sides to Every Story: Wolves Gain A Voice

The debate over the influence of fairy tales and werewolf myths on our perception of the flesh and blood wolf is gaining momentum. See BBC Little Red Riding Hood Hampers Wolf Debate Says Academic This story emphasises our collaboration with … Continue reading

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OGOM Halloween Wolves!

Redeeming the wolf: a story of persecution, loss and rediscovery By the Open Graves, Open Minds Project For this Halloween blog post special, the Open Graves, Open Minds Project explores whether everything you’ve heard about the big bad wolf is … Continue reading

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Vampire Pumpkins and Scary Shrunken-Head Swedes

Happy Halloween OGOMERS!! I hope you are enjoying some spooky festivities. I have written in the past about swede or turnip Jack ‘0’ Lanterns being the most authentic and we used to carve these as children in rural Cumbria. Here’s … Continue reading

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