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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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Maggie Stiefvater events in UK, July-August 2016

The marvellous Maggie Stiefvater, author of YA paranormal romances that transcend the genre with their literary style and complexity, is appearing for three talks in the UK soon–in London, Manchester, and Glasgow. Stiefvater is the author of the excellent Wolves … Continue reading

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CFP: Edited collection on iZombie

I’ve not seen the TV series iZombie (nor the graphic novel on which it is based) but I’ve heard very enthusiastic reports on this new manifestation of the sympathetic zombie (of which one of our favourites, Daniel Waters’s Generation Dead … Continue reading

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Jane Eyre–a YA novel?

A provocative article by the YA author Lena Coakley, claiming Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel of autonomy, education, and desire as a YA novel. This challenges ideas of the canon and of genre, of course, and does have a certain validity, … Continue reading

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Grimms’ Tales and Women

This is a very interesting article by Maddie Crum, ‘Unhappily Ever After: How Women Became Seen not Heard in Our Favourite Fairy Tales‘, on how the fairy tales of the Grimm brothers silence women’s voices and experience. I think it … Continue reading

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Paranormal Romance: Notes towards a definition I

Following on from Sam’s excellent discussion on the elusive nature of the newly-emerged genre of paranormal romance, I thought it might be interesting to share my own fumbling towards defining the genre, which has formed a central part of my … Continue reading

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YA Shapeshifters: The Selkie

The ‘Animal Kinship’ panel at OGOM Company of Wolves included some discussion of the ‘Selkie’ or shapeshifting seal. This elusive creature was discussed in Peter Le Couteur’s paper ‘Sealskins: Finns, Seal Wives, and Mythmaking’. We were rather excited to receive … Continue reading

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