Tag Archives: Marcus Sedgwick

Frankenstein Vs Dracula: Battle of the Books

Thanks to all those who attended the Monsters We Deserve: Dracula Vs Frankenstein events with myself and Marcus Sedgwick at Edinburgh International Book Festival  and at Conway Hall in London. Frankenstein won both rounds but Marcus and I drew 1-1 in … Continue reading

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The Monsters We Deserve Tuesday 4th September

To celebrate the publication of The Monsters We Deserve, a fascinating reappraisal of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,  Marcus Sedgwick and Dr Sam George go head to head in the gothic battle of the books  Frankenstein versus Dracula Chaired by writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn. Venue: Conway … Continue reading

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Night of the Literary Living Dead 26th August

It’s time to break the news of a very exciting battle of the books event that I (Dr Sam George)  am doing on 26th August at the Edinburgh International Book Festival in the Spiegeltent with gothtastic writer Marcus Sedgwick. It’s … Continue reading

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YA Gothic Fiction: CFP (edited collection) and NYALitFest (event)

Research into Young Adult Gothic fiction forms a core part of the OGOM Project, and feeds into the associated teaching that Dr Sam George has been conducting for some years now at the University of Hertfordshire (see here). So these … Continue reading

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50 Words for Snow

You might have noticed that we have a snow theme on our site just now and it was almost snowing in St Albans on my walk today: The novelist Marcus Sedgwick is no stranger to OGOM, some of you will have … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: The Elusive Vampire

Somewhat later than planned, here is the promised blog on the Generation Dead lecture and seminar on Marcus Sedgwick’s My Swordhand is Singing (2006). The suggested secondary reading for this lecture/ seminar was Sedgwick’s essay on the process of writing … Continue reading

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Saint Death: 2017 The Year of Mexican Gothic

Marcus Sedgwick has been linked to OGOM since its beginnings in 2010. He has appeared at all 3 conferences and has generously offered up essays for both of the OGOM edited collections. His latest essay is intriguingly called ‘Wolves and … Continue reading

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OGOM Company of Wolves: The Book

Woo hoo. We are proud to present the details of the OGOM Company of Wolves book (MUP, 2017). There are 3 publications in total (one book and two special journal issues) and this is the first. More to follow on the … Continue reading

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Marcus Sedgwick’s new novel: Saint Death

The marvellous Marcus Sedgwick, prize-winning YA and children’s novelist, has a new novel, Saint Death; an extract features here. I’m not sure whether this is in the  Gothic or fantastic mode (though the title suggests Gothic undertones) like many of … Continue reading

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When the Sun Stands Still

We are gong to be posting a fair amount of material on YA fiction and the Gothic over the next few weeks whilst the Generation Dead module is running and I wanted to begin with this story for the Winter … Continue reading

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