Category Archives: Publications

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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Grave Desires: Samplers, Sensibility and the Language of Flowers

Miranda Lennon has been collecting verses from the graves of eighteenth and nineteenth-century women and embroidering them into beautiful bespoke samplers. The verses, considered mawkish or sentimental by some, convey a beautiful sensibility around death and mourning and preserve the … Continue reading

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Journal; Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft

I’ve come across a peer-reviewed journal which may be well be of interest to OGOM followers: Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft. A rigorously peer-reviewed scholarly journal, Magic, Ritual, and Witchcraft draws from a broad spectrum of perspectives, methods, and disciplines, offering … Continue reading

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Fantastika Journal

The first issue of Lancaster University’s Fantastika Journal is now available here–it looks really good, with interesting critical essays and a substantial review section. There’s a link to it in the Journals category on the right-hand side of the Blog … Continue reading

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Folklore and Fiction: Hybrid Creatures from the Owl Man to the Demon Dog

I am always pleased to find references to English folklore so I just wanted to make mention of this lively and accessible article by Nic Rigby from the BBC site. Serpents, Owl Men and Demon Dogs discusses the way British writers have … Continue reading

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Is the End of Time in Sight for Doctor Who?

It has been a while since Doctor Who featured on the site, though I remember posting an All Sorts of Scary (pun intended) story on the  Kandy Man and the unlikely rise of gothic sweets some time ago!! Dr Ivan Phillips, … Continue reading

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Dogdyke: The Lincolnshire Werewolf Returns

In the week that I have been bemoaning the lack of English werewolves, following the sightings of Old Stinker in Hull, the story of  the Werewolf of Dogdyke in Lincolnshire has re-emerged!! This werewolf was first recorded in 1926 when … 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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The Werewolf as Spectre Wolf

Here’s a quick update on my werewolf research trending ahead of Halloween. I’m going to be doing some radio over the next few days and I’ll be taking part in The Big Conversation on Friday which is where academics pitch … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Special Offer from Manchester University Press

More on the special MUP Hallowe’en offer. To get your 30% discount on their gothic list simply go to the MUP website and enter Halloween16  at the checkout. Offer expires at midnight on 31st October……don’t wait for the witching hour … Continue reading

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