Author Archives: Lucy Northenra

About Lucy Northenra

Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Hertfordshire

Dracula: An International Perspective (Palgrave Gothic)

Since Dracula is in the news just now following my stint on the BBC World Service  I thought I would mention an essay I wrote on the novel which grew out of OGOM’s collaboration with scholars at the University of … Continue reading

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Event: Bram Stoker and the History of the Vampire’s Reflection

Join me to view the figure of the vampire through the looking glass of the Victorian age. The evening will include a question and answers session and will be followed by a wine reception. The event takes place at the wonderful … Continue reading

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The Forum ‘Dracula’ BBC Sept 16th

Here’s an up-to-date link to the programme I recorded last week on Dracula. It is broadcast at 20.06 on the 16th September. Do let me know if you enjoy it. Sam http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv0rt

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Recording Dracula (Part Two)

I spent Tuesday at Broadcasting House recording ‘The Forum’ on Dracula. I was one of three guests representing Dracula scholars from around the world for an international audience for the BBC World Service. Joining me from Canada was Dacre Stoker, … Continue reading

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Worlds, Wrestling and Wolves

Here’s an Exciting Preview of the Being Human Festival 2017 showing OGOM’s Big Bad Wolf as one of the most anticipated events! Put November 18th in your diary and get ready to redeem the wolf!   

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Boggart Workshop: A New Addition to our Conference Programme

  We have just added an exciting new item to our OGOM and Supernatural Cities present: The Urban Weird Conference programme: A Boggart workshop!!! Dr Ceri Houlbrook, an ECR at University of Hertfordshire and folklore specialist,  will be using a … Continue reading

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Recording Dracula

I spent this morning engaged in a lengthy phone interview for a BBC World Service Programme on Dracula. The call lasted over an hour and a half. I was asked about my thoughts on first reading Dracula and if I … Continue reading

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Redeeming the Wolf: Something to Howl About #BeingHuman

Something to howl about ….on 18th November OGOM will seek to Redeem the Wolf  at the Being Human Festival!!! This is a free event held at the University of Hertfordshire. You should book through the Being Human website from September! … 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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Forever’s Gonna Start Tonight: The Vampire Eclipse

You maybe surprised to know that serpents, dragons, jaguars, bats and wolves are all associated with the eclipse, according the Smithsonian Magazine’s What Folklore Tells us About the Eclipse.  I’ve long been aware of the myth of the wolf who swallows … Continue reading

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