Category Archives: OGOM Research

Marionettes: The Monsters We Need?

It is no secret that I am obsessed with marionettes. This dates back to a magical Czech production of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ I saw aged about 8. I can still visualise all the puppets and it helped shape my … Continue reading

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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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World Vampire Beings

Here is our research into world vampire beings over the last few weeks. The hashtag #WorldVamps2018 turned out to be one of most successful and it is such an interesting project. If you are studying vampires, or just a huge … Continue reading

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IGA2018: Ambiguous Creatures and Ambivalent Morals

A huge thank you to all the organisers of the International Gothic Association 2018 conference, held at Manchester Metropolitan University. And thanks to all who attended OGOM’s Ambiguous Creatures and Ambivalent Morals panel and to all the lovely and inspiring … 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 Fallen: OGOM Twitter Moment

Your chance to browse @OGOMProject’s Twitter moment on the theme of The Fallen The Fallen

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Vampire at the Crossroads

The intersection of roads and pathways are dark, dangerous, uncanny places, offering  two or more options at once. According to ancient superstitions crossroads are unhallowed ground, haunted by vampires, demons, witches and trolls. Malevolent spirits who like to lead travellers … 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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Monsters: Dreams and Discords: Vampire Fiction in Twenty-First-Century American Culture

Congratulations to Jillian Wingfield who yesterday submitted her thesis: ‘Monsters: Dreams and Discords: Twenty-First-Century Vampire Fiction and American Culture’. Jillian got a mention in the preface to the Open Graves, Open Minds book as embarking on her journey into American vampires … Continue reading

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OGOM: Fearful Fens

Thanks to Kaja for initiating the fabulous #FearfulFens during May.  Some really interesting and fun research came out of this and you can catch up via our Twitter ‘moment’ below. Our new hashtag for June is the deliciously wicked #TheFallen. … Continue reading

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