Category Archives: Events

The Monsters We Deserve Tuesday 4th September

To celebrate the publication of The Monsters We Deserve, a fascinating reappraisal of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,  Marcus Sedgwick and Dr Sam George go head to head in the gothic battle of the books  Frankenstein versus Dracula Chaired by writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn. Venue: Conway … Continue reading

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Gothic Hybridity: Ambiguous Creatures and Ambivalent Morals

The IGA conference 2018  gets underway in Manchester, UK, in just 3 days time. It’s a really important and exciting date in the goth calendar. The conference runs from July 31st to 3rd August.  You can view the full programme here. … 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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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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YA Gothic Fiction: CFP (edited collection) and NYALitFest (event)

Research into Young Adult Gothic fiction forms a core part of the OGOM Project, and feeds into the associated teaching that Dr Sam George has been conducting for some years now at the University of Hertfordshire (see here). So these … Continue reading

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‘Do fictional monsters reflect our reality?’, The Royal Institution, 5 June 2018

This event at The Royal Institute, London may be of interest: Do fictional monsters reflect our reality? Tuesday 5 June, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Frankenstein’s creature is a classic example of a monster in popular culture. But what can fictional beings … 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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Living Frankenstein – On tour with a vampire slaying kit

I will be on tour in May with a vampire slaying kit. First stop UCL on 23rd May and then on to the Bath Literary Festival. Do put the dates in your diary it is going to be such a … Continue reading

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Press Release: OGOM and Supernatural Cities to Host ‘The Urban Weird’, 6th-7th April

University of Hertfordshire to host ‘The Urban Weird’, a two-day programme of events on the theme of supernatural cities ‘The Urban Weird’ will take place at the University of Hertfordshire on the 6 and 7 April. The event will explore … Continue reading

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Full Programme for OGOM and Supernatural Cities Present: The Urban Weird, 6th-7th April

Our design for ‘The Urban Weird’ 6th-7th April has now been released in all its glory. You can view all the wonderful panels and events over two days and see the graphics for our complete programme here.  If you are … Continue reading

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