Tag Archives: Marcus Sedgwick

Wolf Children come alive at Company of Wolves

Day three of the unforgettable ‘Company of Wolves’ conference focussed on ‘wolf children’, a catch all phrase for feral or wild children who were believed to have animal parents or like Romulus and Remus were suckled by wolves. I attended … Continue reading

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Best Wolves in Literature

“Who were your parents mouse?” The answer she gave me brought a chill to my heart and a lump to my throat. “The wolves”, she said, and threw another lump of seaweed into our basket (Dark Horse, p. 31) The … Continue reading

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OGOM Company of Wolves- Prof. Garry Marvin completes our programme

Thank you to everyone who has sent in abstracts for the OGOM Company of Wolves conference. We have enjoyed reading through the wonderfully varied and pertinent responses and today began to write to those who have been accepted so far. … Continue reading

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Value and Ideology in YA Fiction

When studying popular culture (that created for younger people in particular), the question of value inevitably appears. YA fiction is often seen as not worthy of serious regard, particularly if it’s ‘genre’ fiction such as paranormal romance (gritty realism is … Continue reading

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OGOM Company of Wolves CFP – Beyond excited to announce this!

Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Sept 3rd-5th 2015: Call for Papers and Panels OGOM: ‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans Wolves have long been the archetypal enemy of human company, … Continue reading

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Marcus Sedgwick: where I write

A fascinating photographic exploration of the places that have inspired Marcus Sedgwick’s new novel, The Ghosts of Heaven. Marcus is an award-winning novelist whose work has been a focus and inspiration for the OGOM Project and who has also generously … Continue reading

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Embracing the YA Albatross: YA Fiction in the Academy

I  mentioned  Philip Pullman’s carnegie medal speech in my first YA post and it seems apt to return to it here in the wake of renewed criticism of YA fiction in universities. I was interested to read Kaja’s post which … Continue reading

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Marcus Sedgwick, The Ghosts of Heaven

The celebrated YA author Marcus Sedgwick, who has been a generous contributor to OGOM from its inception, has a new novel out which looks very exciting: The Ghosts of Heaven. Visit the website and watch the brilliant trailer.

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Vampires Make it Into Academia – Wall Street Journal video of Open Graves, Open Minds back in the day..

I have just realised that the Open Graves, Open Minds project is five years old today!!! We started to plan the first OGOM conference at this time in 2009 and the first conference was in March 2010. HAPPY BIRTHDAY OGOM!!! … Continue reading

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‘Company of Wolves’: Wolf Children

Thanks to Kaja for her wonderful post on wolves and weres. Wolves seem very current just now hence our OGOM ‘Company of Wolves’ conference in July. The Guardian have today chosen the wolf to front their article on the rewilding … Continue reading

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