Category Archives: Resources

Fairy Tales: art, essays, and resources

Some more interesting links on fairy tales: Margaret Carrigan, in ‘What Can Fairy Tales Tell Us About Today? Two Video Artists Offer Modern Takes‘, reviews the video art of Ericka Beckman and Marianna Simnett, showing at London’s Zabludowicz Collection through … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales: Form and Language, PC Princesses

We at OGOM are fascinated by fairy tales, and there are many posts on the blog about them. My own research has been looking generally at how genres collide and intermingle to create new genres such as Paranormal Romance; in … Continue reading

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Mythology and folklore, contemporary legend

Two great new resources here–I’ve added them to the Related Links sections on the right-hand side of the Blog and Resources pages. First, a rich compendium of folklore and myth from a wide range of cultures; it’s the course content … Continue reading

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Ursula Le Guin: Tributes and Analysis

Some more valuable links to material on the wonderful Ursula K. Le Guin who, sadly, died on Monday (22 January 2017). Tributes from her fellow writers in SF and fantasy: ‘The Science Fiction and Fantasy Community Remembers Ursula K. Le … Continue reading

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Merpeople and Monstrous Lovers

I’ve not seen Guillermo del Toro’s film The Shape of Water yet, but it appears to be an intriguing take on the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ archetype that lies behind the genre of Paranormal Romance. With its love affair between … Continue reading

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YA Literature, Media, and Culture website

Dr Leah Phillips, a researcher in YA literature, has set up a marvellous resource, the YA Literature, Media, and Culture Research Network website. This is still being developed but already holds a useful database of YA literature researchers, a news … Continue reading

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Archive of 6,000 Historical Children’s Books

The University of Florida have digitised the 6,000 children’s books of their Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature and made them available on line for free. This is a marvellous resource and I have added it to the Related Links list … Continue reading

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Beauty and Beastliness: Intertextuality, genre mutation, and utopian possibilities in paranormal romance

We now have a repository where we hope to make talks and other research outputs available. I’ve uploaded my talk, ‘Beauty and Beastliness: Intertextuality, genre mutation, and utopian possibilities in paranormal romance‘, which I gave recently at the excellent ‘Damsels … Continue reading

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The Works of H. G. Wells

This is an excellent blog devoted to reading through the work of H. G. Wells, with critical summaries of each text. I have added a permanent link in the Related Links section on the right-hand side of the Blog and … 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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