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OGOM: Supernatural St Albans Christmas Tour

Following the success of our Supernatural St Albans Hallowe’en Tour, and back by popular demand, we are undertaking our spook-tacular tour of St Albans as a festive treat on Saturday 8th December. Led by OGOM’s Dr Kaja Franck, the trip will … Continue reading

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10 Gothic Gems of Historical Fiction

Here’s an enticing list by Adrian Van Young, ‘10 Gothic Gems of Historical Fiction‘. These novels and stories are another interesting example of what happens when genres meet; the Gothic novel itself was, of course, originally a historical novel of … Continue reading

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More witchcraft

Some more witch related material here. First, an interesting account by Alison Schwarz of the spate of witch themed TV, books, and fashion, including YA and paranormal romance. Then, ‘Injustice: The Enduring Power of the Witch Narrative’ by Moze Halperin–a … Continue reading

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David Richter, The Progress of Romance

I’m reading David Richter’s The Progress of Romance: Literary Historiography and the Gothic Novel–one of the best books on literary theory I’ve read for a long while. It’s an undogmatic approach to the way that literature, and especially literary genres, … Continue reading

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CFP: Histories of Magic and Sexuality

We at OGOM, who have consorted frequently with vampires and other darkly seductive creatures, know how the equally mysterious powers of sex and magic are intimately related. Mackenzie Cooley, of Stanford University, is seeking short articles on magic and sexuality … Continue reading

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‘The Flowers of Evil: Satanic Feminists of Bohemian Paris’

This is the first article of a series entitled ‘The Flowers of Evil: Satanic Feminists in Bohemian Paris’ (my what an appetite-whetting title) from Dirge Magazine. I’m sure the articles will include something for everyone!

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Talk on Fairy Tales and National Identity at the University of Chichester

The Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tales and Fantasy have organised a talk by Professor Andrew Teverson at the University of Chichester on Monday 14th March, 5.15pm. The talk will be about how the history of fairy tales has affected … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales, Ancient Histories, and Eternal Appeal

There have been a couple of articles recently on the ancient origins of fairy tales – ‘Fairytales much older than previously thought, says researchers’ on The Guardian and ‘Fairy tale origins thousands of years old, researchers say’ on the BBC … Continue reading

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The Vampire in Folklore, History, Literature, Film and Television: A Comprehensive Bibliography

OGOM luminary and vampire scholar Stacey Abbott has drawn our attention to this bibliography of vampire representations by J. Gordon Melton and Alysa Hornick. It looks very comprehensive and would be a brilliant resource for all those studying the multifarious … Continue reading

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CFP: Workshop on Dracula, Conference Education and Culture, Romania, June 2015

CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS: Workshop WHERE’S THE PLACE OF DRACULA: (DE)CONSTRUCTING STEREOTYPES IN THE STUDY OF THE MYTHICAL SPACE IN LITERATURE AND THE ARTS part of the International Conference Beliefs and Behaviours in Education and Culture, West University of Timișoara, … Continue reading

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