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Call for Articles: Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies

Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies are inviting articles for their June 2018 issue, deadline 5 March 2018. Aeternum is an open-access biannual online journal of peer-reviewed academic articles on all aspects of the contemporary Gothic. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Soviet Communism and Technological Utopia

The Soviet version of communism was infused with optimism about technology as much as about social transformation. Soviet science fiction expresses this utopianism, and there’s some great artwork here; there’s an imaginative power to these images that goes beyond the … Continue reading

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Digital Horror, an edited collection from Xavier Aldana-Reyes and Linnie Blake

In 2002, I decided to go and watch the re-make of The Ring at my local cinema. The next day I was ill from school and decided to watch a movie to pass the time. This was the time of VCRs and … Continue reading

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Various CFPs: October 2015

There are a few CFPs for conferences and publications nearing their deadline, so I’m bundling them together on this page: Domestic Entanglements in the Works of Joss Whedon (Edited Collection) (Deadline: 1 Nov 2015) Call for Papers Haunted Europe: Continental … Continue reading

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Monstrous media/spectral subjects

Catherine Spooner, who has contributed to OGOM since the beginning, has co-edited a new collection of essays with Fred Botting: Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging Gothic from the nineteenth century to the present (from Manchester University Press, who have an excellent Gothic … Continue reading

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Landscapes of Romance: Generic Boundaries and Epistemological Dialectics in the Paranormal Romance of Julie Kagawa’s The Iron King

Here’s the abstract for the paper I presented last week at the excellent Reading the Fantastic: Tales beyond Borders conference at the University of Leeds. You can download the paper from here, too. Within contemporary fantastic fiction, a modulation of … Continue reading

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Alexandra Campbell, ‘Review: Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines’

Alexandra Campbell, PhD student at the University of Glasgow, succinctly reviews here what looks to be an essential contribution to the critical literature on the vampire in literature and other media: Aspasia Stephanou’s book, Reading Vampire Gothic Through Blood: Bloodlines, … Continue reading

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CFP: E-Gothic: Assemblage and Anxiety in the Networked World

A CFP for an edited collection,  E-Gothic: Assemblage and Anxiety in the Networked World, which will ‘explore and interrogate the Internet as a new, crucial medium for the culture of terror. The  ‘web’ is an anarchic zone in which new … Continue reading

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