Category Archives: OGOM Research

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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Exploring Gothic Romance

As part of my research into the formal qualities of Paranormal Romance, and how different genres encounter each other to generate this new kind of novel, I’m immersing myself into one of its forbears. Gothic Romance (sometimes known as fantasy … Continue reading

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East of Eden: A Guide to Angels

(William Blake (1757-1827), ‘David delivered out of many waters [by angels] with God presiding over’ c.1805) Who and What are Angels? Angels are referred to in Hebrew as mal’ach, in Greek as aggelos, both meaning ‘messenger’. Seraphim, Cherubim and ‘watchers’ … Continue reading

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Every Time a Bell Rings an Angel Gets His Wings

I’ve written on Hans Andersen for my forthcoming book on shadow play and despite the discourse of suffering and redemption, the stories are full of imagination and sensibility, and are always heart-wrenchingly empathic. Many of the tales have a dark … Continue reading

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YA Gothic at ‘Investigating Identities’ (2): Identity, Agency, Assimilation and Paranormal Romance

Following on from Sam’s post on her keynote talk for the Investigating Identities in Young Adult YA Narratives symposium at the University of Northampton on 16 December, I thought I should post a synopsis of the paper I’ll be presenting … Continue reading

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YA Gothic at ‘Investigating Identities’, 16th December

Just a quick post to say that I will be giving a keynote on YA Gothics at Investigating Identities in Young Adult YA Narratives symposium 16th December. If you are interested in attending it is only £10.00 for students and … Continue reading

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Redeeming the Wolf: OGOM at the Being Human Festival 2017

Thanks to all the lovely people who joined us on a rainy Saturday for ‘Redeeming the Wolf’. People came down from as far afield as Durham, Scotland and even Spain. I spoke to many new people who were interested in … Continue reading

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Redeeming Beauties and Beasts, Wolves and Humans

Kaja and Sam have made me feel guilty, so I’ll just give an account of what I’ll be talking about at the Being Human: Redeeming the Wolf event. I’ll be following up some of the themes that Sam and Kaja have … Continue reading

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