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Buffy: Once More with Feeling

Here’s a link to Billboard’s Podcast of ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer’ Star Anthony Head on the 15th Anniversary of the Show’s Musical Episode for all of OGOM’s Buffy fans…something to walk through fire for or to sing about! Here’s a reminder of … Continue reading

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Goths Just Wanna have Fun!

Thanks to those who shared or commented on my article in The Conversation. I replied to over 40 comments on the day. There are some gems in this publication and I have just uncovered Catherine Spooner’s article Goths Just Wanna … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: Maggie Stiefvater’s ‘Shiver’ (2009)

Last week’s lecture and seminar for ‘Generation Dead’ was dedicated to Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver (2009), the first novel in the Wolves of Mercy Fall trilogy. Moving away from vampires, this novel is a YA Gothic novel featuring a love story … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: Consuming the Vampire – Holly Black’s ‘The Coldest Girl in Coldtown’

At the end of the lecture on Sedgwick, I told the group that in many ways Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (2013) was the opposite to the Sedgwick text, My Swordhand is Singing (discussed here). This meant that … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: The Elusive Vampire

Somewhat later than planned, here is the promised blog on the Generation Dead lecture and seminar on Marcus Sedgwick’s My Swordhand is Singing (2006). The suggested secondary reading for this lecture/ seminar was Sedgwick’s essay on the process of writing … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: Gothic Romanced

Firstly, apologies for the delay in writing up this blog post on my second lecture for ‘Generation Dead’, ‘Gothic Romanced: Twilight and Buffy the Vampire Slayer’, which took place last week. You can expect two blogs on ‘Generation Dead’ this … Continue reading

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Choose Life, Choose Love. Claire Anderson on Zombie Novel ‘Generation Dead’

I am very happy to post another insightful introduction to Dan Waters’s novel from one of my ‘Generation Dead: YA fiction and the Gothic’ students Claire Anderson. Claire completed the module in 2015-16. This is very readable and engaged. I … Continue reading

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UH ARTS: Vampires on Screen

The University of Hertfordshire is currently presenting BLOODLUST,  a vampire themed film event for October. The season should be of interest to all lovers of Gothic cinema. If you are one of our UH MA: Modern Literary Cultures students (who will take … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: Introductory Workshop

Yesterday was my first lecture and seminars for ‘Generation Dead: Young Adult Fiction and the Gothic’. The chosen readings for the lecture were: Catherine Spooner, ‘Teen Demons’, Contemporary Gothic, 87-123; Roz Kaveney, ‘Dark Fantasy and Paranormal Romance’, Cambridge Companion to … Continue reading

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Saint Death: 2017 The Year of Mexican Gothic

Marcus Sedgwick has been linked to OGOM since its beginnings in 2010. He has appeared at all 3 conferences and has generously offered up essays for both of the OGOM edited collections. His latest essay is intriguingly called ‘Wolves and … Continue reading

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