Category Archives: Interviews

Catherine Spooner on Goth Culture

The brilliant Dr Catherine Spooner of Lancaster University (who has been an inspirational contributor to the OGOM Project from its inception) gives an erudite and fascinating interview on Goth culture here:

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Jack Zipes on the Sorcerer’s Apprentice

The renowned fairy tale critic Jack Zipes has a new book out on the diverse manifestations of the Sorcerer’s Apprentice motif in folklore and literature, from Lucian and Ovid, through the Grimms, to Harry Potter. There’s a thought-provoking interview with … Continue reading

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An Interview with Ursula Le Guinn

Fascinating interview with the seminal fantasy and science fiction writer Ursula Le Guinn, author of the children’s YA Earthsea series, the classic SF novels The Left Hand of Darkness and The Dispossessed, and many others. Le Guin discusses world-building, the ‘soft’ sciences … Continue reading

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Angela Carter Interview with Marie Mulvey-Roberts

Here’s an account of a fascinating radio interview on Angela Carter with Dr Marie Mulvey-Roberts, Associate Professor of English literature at UWE, with a link to the interview.

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The Company of Wolves: Angela Carter and Neil Jordan

From the brilliant Angela Carter Online website (thanks to Caleb Sivyer), here’s a fascinating discussion between Angela Carter and Neil Jordan, the director of the film adaptation of Carter’s wolf narratives as The Company of Wolves.

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Stacey Abbott and Zombies

Dr Stacey Abbott of the University of Roehampton has been a generous contributor of great brilliance to the OGOM Project since its inception, both with captivating (and very witty!) plenary talks and chapters in the OGOM books. She has a … Continue reading

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Stacey Abbott, Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Dr Stacey Abbott of the University of Roehampton is well-known for her work on Buffy, Angel, and other cult TV series, and for research into various cultural manifestations of the Undead. She has also been a valuable participant in OGOM … Continue reading

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Invisible Library and Visual Librarians

I’ve been meaning to blog for a while about a variant of fantasy and paranormal romance that I’ve noticed many examples of recently. Literature about books themselves are perennially fascinating to avid readers. My detailed review of a few books … Continue reading

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Maggie Stiefvater in interview

The fabulous Maggie Stiefvater (author of the YA werewolf The Wolves of Mercy Falls series, which begins with the wonderful Shiver; of two faerie paranormal romances; and, more recently, the Raven King series) has been in the UK this week. … Continue reading

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Juliet Landau: Vampire Documentary

Dread Central here with an interview with the fabulous Juliet Landau, who has worked with Tim Burton and played the delightfully creepy Drusilla in Buffy the Vampire Slayer and is now producing a documentary on vampires, A Place Among the … Continue reading

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