Category Archives: OGOM: The Company of Wolves

Something to Howl About: OGOM Gothic Studies Special Issue, ‘Werewolves and Wildness’

We’re excited to announce that we have submitted our special issue of Gothic Studies on ‘Werewolves, Wild Children and Wilderness‘ to Edinburgh University Press for publication in May, 2019.  This is the first of two publications that have developed from … Continue reading

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Animals and Us

John Berger’s groundbreaking essay ‘Why Look at Animals’ (1980; Penguin, Great Ideas, 2009) has inspired a new exhibition ‘Animals and Us’ at the Turner Contemporary Gallery in Margate. Berger argued that the ancient relationship between man and nature had been severed … Continue reading

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Review: Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic

Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic, edited by Robert McKay and John Miller (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2017. 272 pages). The eleven essays in McKay and Miller’s Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic focus on a creature that has already been analysed … Continue reading

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Big Bad Humans and Benevolent Wolves

Followers of OGOM will know that we have been at the forefront of debates around the cultural representation of the wolf since the Company of Wolves Conference in 2015. We went on to collaborate more fully with the UK Wolf … Continue reading

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Direwolves: Dogs in Wolves’ Clothing in Game of Thrones

OGOM’s ‘Redeeming the Wolf’ event explored how literature, folklore, fairytale, and film have shaped our perceptions of the wolf and could be impeding its return. Odin and Thor (above) are two ‘wolf dogs’ from Northern Ireland who play ‘direwolves’ in … 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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What 3 Words Best Describe the Wolf?

Following Kaja’s post on reclaiming the werewolf I wanted to say that I am speaking on the myth of wolf children or children raised by wolves at the OGOM event on Saturday 18th. These stories allow for a benevolent, humanised … Continue reading

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Lynx?

Feeling angered about the wanton destruction of Lillith the Lynx – what does this scenario teach us about re-wilding debates and about being human? Last call for tickets for the Being Human Festival. We can’t bring back Lillith but we … Continue reading

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Booking Opens for OGOM at Being Human Festival on Monday 2nd Oct

It is finally here: the programme for the Being Human Festival 2017  goes live on Monday 2nd October and you can book for ‘Redeeming the Wolf: A Story of Persecution, Loss and Rediscovery’ (University of Hertfordshire, 18th November) directly from … Continue reading

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Worlds, Wrestling and Wolves

Here’s an Exciting Preview of the Being Human Festival 2017 showing OGOM’s Big Bad Wolf as one of the most anticipated events! Put November 18th in your diary and get ready to redeem the wolf!   

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