Tag Archives: nature

CFPs, new resources: Gothic Nature, Middle Eastern Gothics, Science Fiction and empire

We recognise this is a very uncertain time and we at OGOM hope everyone is well and safe. Despite the barriers, academic life goes on and we have a few CFPs to advertise, plus some new resources added to the … Continue reading

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New book: Ruth Heholt and Melissa Edmundson (eds.), Gothic Animals: Uncanny Otherness and the Animal With-Out

This book begins with the assumption that the presence of non-human creatures causes an always-already uncanny rift in human assumptions about reality. Exploring the dark side of animal nature and the ‘otherness’ of animals as viewed by humans, and employing … Continue reading

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CFPs: Gothic times, Gothic nature, Gothic realities

Some exciting conferences coming up! 1. Gothic Manchester Festival Conference 2019 ‘Gothic Times’, Manchester Metropolitan University, 26 October 2019. Deadline: 30 July 2019. In the opening decades of the twenty-first century, with Trump in the White House and Brexit on … Continue reading

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CFP: Gothic Nature: New Directions in Eco-horror and the EcoGothic, Trinity College Dublin, 17-18 November 2017

We’ve posted the CFP recently, but there is now a website for this inspiring conference on Gothic Nature: New Directions in Eco-horror and the EcoGothic at Trinity College Dublin. The deadline for proposals was the 2 April 2017. Gothic and horror … Continue reading

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Wolves of Finland

An interesting article here by Patrick Barkham on the conflicting attitudes to wolves in Finland. Some of the issues raised in OGOM’s Company of Wolves conference (and featuring in our forthcoming book) on our relationship to nature and the image … Continue reading

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CFP: Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the Ecogothic, Trinity College Dublin, 17-18 November 2017

Another conference! Ecogothic is an emerging trend in ways of looking at Gothic, horror, and fantastic narratives. People who attended OGOM’s 2015 Company of Wolves conference, with its probing of the interrelationship of culture and nature, human and animal, might … Continue reading

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Disco and Dystopia

With regard to Sam’s remarks on my previous post of a disco Walpurgisnacht, where we saw disco music as antithetical to Gothic, I was just reminded of this. It’s a dystopian Dr Moreau-like fantasy of science going wrong and mutating … Continue reading

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‘Ravens and Their Cultural Significance Throughout Time’ Blog Post

A post on the IGA Student Blog site has recently caught my eye. Written by Jamie Ryder, it looks at ‘Ravens and Their Cultural Significance Throughout Time’. Though I tend to look more at wolves as a Gothic creature or ecoGothic … Continue reading

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Wilderness, National Parks and Hybrid Wolves

My good friend Karen Graham (who I met at the inaugural OGOM conference) sent me this very interesting article, ‘Coydogs and Lynxcats and Pizzlies, Oh My’. Though the title is a little ridiculous, it is an interesting look at science’s … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Locating Fantastika’, University of Lancaster, 7th-8th July 2015

I have now been to enough conferences in my research area to start recognising people so that conferences become not only a place to proffer your work to other academics (flinching slightly when it gets to questions) but also to … Continue reading

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