Tag Archives: Ghosts

OGOM: Spectral St Albans Hallowe’en Tour – booking now

OGOM is proud to announce a special Supernatural St Albans Hallowe’en Tour. We will be exploring the magical and spectral history of Hertfordshire’s finest gothic city. The event is informed by the research we carried out for our ‘Urban Weird‘ … Continue reading

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Press Release: OGOM and Supernatural Cities to Host ‘The Urban Weird’, 6th-7th April

University of Hertfordshire to host ‘The Urban Weird’, a two-day programme of events on the theme of supernatural cities ‘The Urban Weird’ will take place at the University of Hertfordshire on the 6 and 7 April. The event will explore … Continue reading

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The Franck Crucifix: A Case of Family Folklore

Last week, I was up (across?) in Worcestershire helping my parents move into their new home. Alongside the mammoth amount of unpacking, there was a chance to wander around the local community. Like many British towns, we found our fair … Continue reading

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10 Works of Literary Horror

A very intriguing list by Emily Temple of ‘10 Works of Literary Horror You Should Read‘–a title which in itself raises interesting questions of genre and evaluation. I’ve only read two of these; it does stimulate me to read more … Continue reading

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CfP: Death and the Supernatural, University of Edinburgh, 16 June 2017

If you’re a mediaevalist with Gothic leanings, why not submit to this conference on Death and the Supernatural? I only just found out about this so I apologise for the lateness–still two days to apply for what looks a very … Continue reading

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Book: Gina Wisker, Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction: Carnival, Hauntings and Vampire Kisses

This new book by Gina Wisker, Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction: Carnival, Hauntings and Vampire Kisses, looks marvellous. It covers Angela Carter and vampires–two topics that always whet my OGOM appetite–but many other aspects of contemporary women’s Gothic too. I really … Continue reading

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Contemporary Gothic Study Day, Lancaster University, 20 May 2016

This looks like a brilliant day on contemporary Gothic at Lancaster University, organised by Catherine Spooner’s Gothic scholars and featuring Emma McEvoy (University of Westminster) and the award-winning novelist Andrew Michael Hurley. In addition, there are papers on a wide … Continue reading

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Supernatural Cities CFP @imaginetheurban

Many of you will remember the fabulous research seminar by Dr Karl Bell on Spring-Heeled Jack: and this conference has developed out of Karl’s supernatural cities project.  I like the Baudelaire and Benjamin  aspect of the CFP and the symposium … Continue reading

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CFP: Promises of Monsters

Temptation comes in the form of this CFP for the conference, ‘Promises of Monsters’ taking place in Stavanger, Norway on the 28th-29th April 2016. Abstracts are due by 15th December 2015.

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A Compendium of Monsters

Over the Halloween period, the Wellcome Collection have put together an online compendium of monsters including the witch, zombie, werewolf, vampire and ghost. Though it’s quite tongue-in-cheek, I always think it is interesting to note what constitutes the stereotype of … Continue reading

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