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Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance: Gothic Manchester Festival Conference, 28 October 2017

The full schedule for the Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance conference (one of the many exciting events in the Gothic Manchester Festival) is now on line. Both Dr Sam George and I will be representing OGOM; the other papers promise to … Continue reading

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Forthcoming SFF Adaptations for Film and TV

Natalie Zutter, at the always useful Tor blog, has been looking at forthcoming adaptations of SF and fantasy books for film and TV. Some of these are very intriguing; I’m particularly interested in the coming to screen of Kendare Blake’s Anna Dressed … Continue reading

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CFP: The Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film, PCA/ACA, 28-31 March 2018, Indianopolis

The Vampire in Literature, Culture, and Film Area is seeking papers for the national joint Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) meeting to be held March 28-31 in Indianapolis, Indiana. We welcome papers on vampires in literature, culture, and film … Continue reading

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CFP: Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives, 13 December 2017, The University of Northampton

This symposium on Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives offers opportunities for researchers in YA Gothic and fantastic genres, which is a core part of OGOM’s own research. OGOM’s Dr Sam George will be delivering a plenary on identity … Continue reading

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Gothic Palgrave Handbook – Expressions of interest

Clive Bloom is calling for expressions of interest in contributing to this three-volume Gothic handbook. This this will be a very exciting project to be involved with. Please email Professor Bloom directly with ideas or any questions at: cbloom4189@aol.com: As … Continue reading

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CFP Reminder: Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance; Gothic Manchester Festival Conference, MMU, 28 October 2017

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance; symposium at Gothic Manchester Festival Conference is soon. Here are the details again: Gothic Manchester Festival Conference Saturday 28 October 2017 Call for Papers Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance After … Continue reading

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RIP George Romero

The zombie as it has appeared in popular culture–the abject, shambling, carnivorous undead rather than the animated slaves of Caribbean folklore–was practically invented by the director George Romero, who has sadly died. Romero’s pioneering film Night of the Living Dead (1968) … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman and Her Influence

A fascinating essay by Michele Kennerly and Carly S. Woods, ‘Wonder Woman and Her Influence‘, which takes an unusual approach through Classical Studies and rhetoric, considering the reception of the iconic feminist superheroine and exploring the stress on persuasion that surrounds … Continue reading

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CFA: Edited collection – Oh, The Horror: Politics and Culture in Horror Films of the 1980s

A call for articles for an edited collection, Oh, The Horror: Politics and Culture in Horror Films of the 1980s. The editors are developing a new collection of essays with McFarland Books and seek essays investigating the ways horror films during … Continue reading

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CFP: Rereading Stephen King: Navigating the Intertextual Labyrinth, Kingston University, 11 November 2017

Only a week left before the deadline for proposals for this conference on Stephen King, Rereading Stephen King: Navigating the Intertextual Labyrinth, Kingston University, 11 November 2017. In Stephen King’s Gothic (2011) John Sears asserts that rereading King represents ‘an … Continue reading

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