In this essay, David Castillo and William Egginton give a very thoughtful politicised analysis of the meaning of vampires and zombies in contemporary society. A very useful adjunct to the themes discussed in the OGOM book.
Posted in Critical thoughts
Tagged Anne Rice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, capitalism, consumerism, George Romero, Lacan, Marx, postcolonialism, The Strain, True Blood, Twilight, Vampires, Zizek, Zombies
Devon Maloney gives a brisk but useful survey of the changes in the image of the literary and cinematic vampire.
Posted in Resources
Tagged Angel, Anne Rice, Blade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Carmilla, Coppola, Dark Shadows, Dracula, Film, The Lost Boys, True Blood, Twilight, Vampires, Vlad the Impaler
Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Sept 3rd-5th 2015: Call for Papers and Panels OGOM: ‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans Wolves have long been the archetypal enemy of human company, … Continue reading
Posted in CFP (Conferences), Conferences, OGOM News, OGOM: The Company of Wolves
Tagged Angela Carter, Animals, Anne Rice, Bram Stoker, Catherine Spooner, CFP, Children's literature, Christopher Frayling, Conference, Fairy tales, feral children, Film, Folklore, gender, Genre, Gothic, Greg Duncan, Grimm brothers, Language, Maggie Stiefvater, Marcus Sedgwick, myth, nature, Neil Jordan, Paranormal romance, Perrault, race, Romance, sexuality, Shapeshifters, Stacey Abbott, TV, Werewolves, Wolves, YA Fiction
Coming soon (on 30 October 2014, appropriately): the new Anne Rice novel, Prince Lestat. Rice returns at last to the Vampire Chronicles series, which began twenty years ago with the classic Interview With the Vampire.
A brief sketch of vampires in film and TV from Carmilla to Dracula Untold.
Posted in Resources
Tagged Angel, Anne Rice, Blade, Bram Stoker, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Carmilla, Dark Shadows, Dracula, Film, Hammer horror, Interview With the Vampire, Neil Jordan, Only Lovers Left Alive, Southern Vampire series, Spike, The Lost Boys, True Blood, TV, Twilight, Vampires
Going to be blogging too about the fabulous ‘Company of Wolves’ event OGOM is presenting in July of this year. I am holding off posting the full CFP for a few days until I have heard from the wonderful duo … Continue reading
Posted in Conferences, OGOM News, OGOM: The Company of Wolves
Tagged Angela Carter, Anne Rice, Catherine Spooner, Christopher Frayling, Conference, Fashion, Film, Neil Jordan, Stacey Abbott, Werewolves, Wild children, Wolves