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Slaying Vampires: Romantic Origins, Theatrical Afterlives

. @DrSamGeorge1 talks about the fascinating history behind this vampire slaying kit, which feeds into the research of the @OGOMProject.#halloween pic.twitter.com/VIKQyktHZV — University of Hertfordshire (@UniofHerts) October 31, 2018 ‘ but those mine enemies, which would not that I should … Continue reading

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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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Night of the Literary Living Dead 26th August

It’s time to break the news of a very exciting battle of the books event that I (Dr Sam George)  am doing on 26th August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in the Spiegeltent with gothtastic writer Marcus Sedgwick. It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays OGOMERS

OGOM wishes you a very happy holidays. We’re looking forward to ventures new in 2018. Look out for our January newsletter (please make safe our email address: ogomproject@gmail.com before then so it does not go to your spam). If you … Continue reading

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A seasonal makeover for everyone’s birthday favourite Colin the Caterpillar

According to British etiquette, a birthday isn’t a birthday unless someone has bought a Colin the Caterpillar cake from Marks and Spencer. However, for those who feel that his cheerful face is a little too wholesome as we start approaching … Continue reading

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Love Song for a Vampire (3)

Following on from Sam’s post about Bonnie Tyler’s ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’ and Bill’s post on Annie Lennox’s ‘Love Song for a Vampire’, I thought I would post a few of my favourite Gothic love songs. (As it happens, I … Continue reading

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The Wolf: BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories Programme

Brett Westwood meets a wolf and considers the role of the wolf in our culture in this BBC Radio 4 Natural Histories programme which also features OGOM Company of Wolves plenary Garry Marvin and the UK Wolf Trust which we … Continue reading

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Folk Horror: Blood Sucking Vampire Goat Terrorises Village

Following my recent post on folk horror and the appearance earlier this year of the Hull Werewolf Old Stinker, who sparked a folk panic in the UK, stories are breaking that a legendary Chupacabra has been caught and killed in the Ukraine … Continue reading

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Accio! Harry Potter in his Thirties

Photographs have been revealed of the cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. Jamie Parker plays the grown up Harry Potter now in his thirties and his wife Ginny is played by Poppy Miller. The ‘cursed child’ of the … Continue reading

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Witches Night Brew for Walpurgisnacht

For Walpurgisnacht, or witches night, a witches rout or selection of dark posts from the archive…..do not leave home without your broomstick! How did I choose me my witchcraft kin? Witches, Gothic Novels and Cosmic Horror  I Saw Three Witches … Continue reading

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