Tag Archives: Monsters

‘Do fictional monsters reflect our reality?’, The Royal Institution, 5 June 2018

This event at The Royal Institute, London may be of interest: Do fictional monsters reflect our reality? Tuesday 5 June, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Frankenstein’s creature is a classic example of a monster in popular culture. But what can fictional beings … Continue reading

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Colonel Sanders and the Demonic Lover

I love the conjunction of genres and the taming of monsters that occurs in paranormal romance, and much of OGOM’s research centres on this. The demon lovers of paranormal romance range from vampires (of course), through faeries, angels, and werewolves; … Continue reading

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Tropical Vampires

There’s a special issue, Tropical Liminal: Urban Vampires and Other Blood-Sucking Monstrosities of the online journal eTropic: Electronic Journal of Studies in the Tropics, 16.1 (2017), devoted to tropical monsters including werewolves and vampires. Some excellent articles here.

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Theodore von Holst, ‘Frankenstein’ (1831)

A very erudite and penetrating article here by Ian Haywood of the University of Roehampton on the frontispiece to Mary Shelley’s 1831 edition of Frankenstein by Theodore von Holst, a protégé of Henry Fuseli. Haywood’s essay uses the image of … Continue reading

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Stacey Abbott, Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century

Dr Stacey Abbott of the University of Roehampton is well-known for her work on Buffy, Angel, and other cult TV series, and for research into various cultural manifestations of the Undead. She has also been a valuable participant in OGOM … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Reimagining the Gothic’, 6th-7th May 2016

‘Reimagining the Gothic 2016: Monsters and Monstrosities’ took place on 6th-7th May. It consisted of two days: the first being a showcase which featured both postgraduates and undergraduates working in the field of the Gothic presenting their work to the … Continue reading

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Gargoyle Romance and Capture Fantasy

The world of paranormal romance is wide and strange and generically multifarious. Human beings engage erotically with almost every monster the psyche has conjured up, even those where consummation seems somewhat impractical–ghosts, mermen, and zombies, for example. Some of the … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Reimagining the Gothic’ and a reminder for ‘Temporal Discombobulations’

Following the ‘Reimagining the Gothic’ symposium on 6th May 2016 (for which registration has opened) there will be a day-long creative showcase on the subject of monsters and the monstrous. The CFP (though that may not be a suitable term) … Continue reading

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CFP: Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television

There has been a call for chapters for an edited text, Monsters and Monstrosity in 21st-Century Film and Television. Abstracts of 300 words with biographical notes and a CV need to be received by 1st May 2016. The completed chapter (15,000 words … Continue reading

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CFP: Nautical Gothic (Journal Special Issue)

The following CFP has been released for a journal special issue: ‘Nautical Gothic (journal special issue): proposals due 30 May 2016; papers due 30 November From the earliest sea journeys, the challenges of coastal and ocean travel have rendered the … Continue reading

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