Author Archives: Lucy Northenra

About Lucy Northenra

Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Hertfordshire

Frankenstein Schools Programme

On February 27th  I will take part in a Q&A on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with sixth forms in Hertfordshire in collaboration with the St Alban’s Abbey Theatre. We will mark 200 years since the novel’s publication in 1818 and spend … Continue reading

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Angel Calendar #FebruaryAngels

Thanks to everyone who is contributing to OGOM’s collaboration with Folklore Film Festival on #FebruaryAngels. You can view our glorious and heavenly Angelic Moment here and contribute to it daily throughout the month. The Book of Hours, the devotional book made … Continue reading

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Stranger Things: Flower-Headed Monsters

New addition to OGOM doctoral studies,  Daisy Butcher, has just published an interesting article in the Medical Health and Humanities Journal entitled ‘Stranger Things: Maternal Body Horror’ The monster in Stranger Things, the demogorgon, who resides in the ‘Upside Down’ that … Continue reading

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There Must Be An Angel #FebruaryAngels

A special announcement – in February OGOM will team up with the ever innovative, entertaining and educational FolkLore Film Festival on Twitter for a month of Angel-inspired fun, heavenly connections and celestial interventions. Join us on Twitter @OGOMProject @FolkloreFilmFes using the … Continue reading

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Big Bad Humans and Benevolent Wolves

Followers of OGOM will know that we have been at the forefront of debates around the cultural representation of the wolf since the Company of Wolves Conference in 2015. We went on to collaborate more fully with the UK Wolf … Continue reading

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Literature for the Living Impaired: Teaching Zombie YA Fiction

Histories of zombies tend to focus on their reanimation in film and understandably privilege the birth of the Romero zombie. The ‘living impaired’ in literature are often overlooked in these accounts, together with their relationship to folklore, so I appreciate … Continue reading

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Folk Horror Returns Ahead of The Urban Weird in April

Folk Horror has officially returned!! This could not be more serendipitous given that in three months time the OGOM project will collaborate with Supernatural Cities to present The Urban Weird (6th, 7th April) with more than a slight nod to … Continue reading

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Direwolves: Dogs in Wolves’ Clothing in Game of Thrones

OGOM’s ‘Redeeming the Wolf’ event explored how literature, folklore, fairytale, and film have shaped our perceptions of the wolf and could be impeding its return. Odin and Thor (above) are two ‘wolf dogs’ from Northern Ireland who play ‘direwolves’ in … Continue reading

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Tides: Selkie Fiction and Film

Following Kendra Reynolds’s interesting paper on ‘Watery Bodies and Boundaries in Betsy Cornwell’s Tides’ at the Identities in YA Fiction symposium I have chosen to teach Tides (2014) on Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic in 2018 (starting in a week). … Continue reading

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Happy New Year OGOMERS

Happy new Year OGOMERS from all at the project. Here’s a gothic angel slightly worse for wear to preside over your Hogmanay celebrations and to mark the fact that I have finally finished East of Eden: A Guide to Angels … Continue reading

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