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Mermaids: ballads, novels, films

Mermaids and related creatures such as sirens and selkies have a perennial appeal; we at OGOM love them and they have featured in quite a few posts here. There may be deep Freudian reasons for our fascination but we’re certainly … Continue reading

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Female Werewolves and the Big, Bad Wolf

In anticipation of OGOM’s Being Human event, ‘Redeeming the Wolf: A Story of Persecution, Loss, and Rediscovery‘ (tickets for this free event still available here), here are three items which may instruct or amuse. Alexandra MoeHagen argues here that ‘Female … Continue reading

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Ursula Le Guinn, The Left Hand of Darkness

One of the most important science fiction novels, Ursula Le Guinn’s  The Left Hand of Darkness is to be televised. The novel is a profound and moving exploration of the fluidity of gender; it’s also beautifully written, which is rare … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender and Horror edited collection

A call for articles for a proposed edited collection on gender and horror. Deadline end of May. This edited collection aims to re-examine horror in an era of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings. There have been many developments in the horror … Continue reading

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CFP: Space and place in Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture, Lancaster University, 23 June 2017

CFP for a conference at Lancaster University, Space and place in Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture (deadline 30 April 2017): This conference responds to the genre of neo-Victorianism from the perspective of space and place. It aims to probe how a … Continue reading

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CFP: Death and the Maiden, University of Winchester, 21-24 July 2017

Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference exploring the relationship between women and death (deadline 19 May 2017): Death and the Maiden has long been an artistic genre in the West, with its roots in the Dance Macabre tradition. In … Continue reading

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CFP: Performing Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Lancaster University, April 28-29 2017

CFP for Fantastika’s 4th conference, on performing fantistika (deadline 1 March 2017): The 4rd annual Fantastika conference will focus on performative bodies in fantastika. This includes performance in theatrical plays and films, as well as an examination of the body … Continue reading

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CFP: Death and the Maiden Conference, University of Winchester, 21-24 July 2017

Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference exploring the relationships between women and death–sure to inspire scholars of the Gothic and the fantastic. Death and the Maiden has long been an artistic genre in the West, with its roots in … Continue reading

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CFP: Thinking with Stories in Times of Conflict: A Conference in Fairy-Tale Studies, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, August 2-5, 2017

Yet another exciting conference–on fairy tale in situations of conflict: Thinking with Stories in Times of Conflict: A Conference in Fairy-Tale Studies, at Wayne State University (whose press publish a great series on fairy tale studies), 2-5 August 2017. Deadline … Continue reading

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CFP: Special Issue on the Trickster, Marvels & Tales

CFP– Special Issue on the Trickster Subversive, deceptive, wily, and comical, the trickster spans national traditions, genres, and historical periods. Often represented as a deity, animal, or human, between upper and lower worlds, the trickster functions as the creator and … Continue reading

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