Category Archives: Conferences

Vampire’s Rebirth

Vampire’s rebirth: from monstrous undead creature to sexy and romantic Byronic seducer in one ghost story The Nightmare by John Henry Fuseli. Detroit Institute of Arts Sam George, University of Hertfordshire Victorian physician John Polidori took the vampire out of … Continue reading

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Programme and Booking for Polidori Vampyre 200

Tickets are selling rapidly for the Polidori Vampyre Symposium so do book here before it’s too late! The programme is available here and we think it’s looking fabulous–see the images below. ‘Mad, bad, and dangerous’—and hot! That’s how Lady Caroline … Continue reading

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Polidori Vampyre 200 Booking

Booking for the symposium for the bicentenary of John Polidori’s The Vampyre is now open–click here. It’s going to be a fabulous event: have a look here for full details and here for the programme of brilliant speakers.

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‘Polidori, the Byronic vampire & its progeny’ April 6th-7th 2019

‘Some curious disquiet’: Polidori, the Byronic vampire, and its progeny A symposium for the bicentenary of The Vampyre’ 6-7 April 2019, Keats House, Hampstead We’re beyond excited to announce our next event (above) in the spring. John Polidori published his … 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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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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OGOM and Young Adult Fiction @Identities_YA

Just a quick post to say thank you to Dr Sonya Andermahr and Anthony Stepniak for organising the Identities in YA Symposium and for inviting me to give a keynote. There were many highlights to the day including the ‘Monstrous … Continue reading

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Young Adult Fiction: Empathy or Derision?

I’m revisiting an interesting article by Maria Nikolajeva, director of the Homerton Research and Teaching Centre for Children’s Literature, entitled ‘Young adult fiction is integral to helping students develop empathy’, ahead of the YA Investigating Identities conference at the University of … Continue reading

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Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance: Gothic Manchester Festival Conference, 28 October 2017

The full schedule for the Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance conference (one of the many exciting events in the Gothic Manchester Festival) is now on line. Both Dr Sam George and I will be representing OGOM; the other papers promise to … Continue reading

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Gothic Styles: Gothic Substance – OGOM at Gothic Manchester Festival

OGOM will have a strong presence at the Gothic Manchester Festival  this year with Bill and myself both giving talks. This year’s theme is Gothic Style(s). I’m a displaced Mancunian so I always welcome a return to my first city. We … Continue reading

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