Tag Archives: Vampires

Review: Dracula (BBC, January 2020)

There has been much discussion of the BBC adaptation of Dracula by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, shown this January—and the debate has been highly polarised. The OGOM Project began with a conference on vampires in 2010, followed by our … Continue reading

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OGOM Gothic New Year Tour

Happy New Year OGOMers. Why not catch up on the dark fest that was Gothic Advent and celebrate 2020 by joining us on 18th January to explore the magical and spectral history of St Albans. Your hosts will be vampire … Continue reading

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Vampire criticism: Slayage and Angel; Holly Black’s Coldtown

Angel, the tormented ‘vampire with a soul’, was, through his love affair with Buffy in Joss Whedon’s TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997‒2003), one significant archetype of the romantic vampire of paranormal romance. Whedon then developed his character further … Continue reading

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OGOM postgraduate successes: Matt Beresford and Daisy Butcher

Dr Sam George has supervised some very fruitful research projects at the University of Hertfordshire with her PhD students and we’d like to announce two great achievements. First, we’d like to congratulate Dr Matt Beresford for successfully defending his thesis, … Continue reading

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The Haunted Landscape: Magic and Monsters of the British Isles; 23rd November, Conway Hall, London

‘The Haunted Landscape: Magic and Monsters of the British Isles’ is a one-day symposium on folklore, magic and beyond. Authors and researchers discuss fairies, witchcraft, werewolves, vampires, dragons, the lore of autumn, and the magic of common folk. Up the … Continue reading

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YA Gothic, fairytale retellings, demon lovers, mermaids and Scottish myths

Here’s a selection of interesting articles on OGOM-related topics. First, an article on YA Gothic with some recommended novels in the genre. Much of our research has focused on these texts–they are often more adventurous than their adult counterpart, especially … Continue reading

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OGOM Halloween Countdown: 31 Days of Spookiness

Those who believe that the spirit world and the living world co-exist, always hidden from each other, will see the barrier between them open in the witching hour. Here at OGOM we are leaving the doors of perception open. We … Continue reading

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‘I am Dracula’: The Count comes to Hertfordshire (by Ivan Phillips)

Dracula: The Vampire Play in Three Acts, dramatised by Hamilton Deane and John L. Balderston (from the novel by Bram Stoker) will be performed by the Settlement Players at the Little Theatre, The Settlement, 229 Nevells Road, Letchworth Garden City, … Continue reading

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CFPs: Vampires, Philip Pullman, climate change, horror film, Good Omens

1. CFP for PCA/ACA Vampire Studies on the legacy of Bram Stoker: Annual National Popular Culture Association Conference, Philadelphia, 15-18 April 2020. Deadline: 1 November 2019. The co-chairs of the PCA/ACA Vampire Studies area are soliciting papers, presentations, panels and … Continue reading

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Conference Report: Queer Fears Symposium (University of Hertfordshire), Odyssey Cinema, St Albans, 28 June 2019

Conference report by Daisy Butcher, PhD candidate, University of Hertfordshire On Friday the 28th of June I attended the Queer Fears Symposium run by my wonderful secondary PhD supervisor Dr Darren Elliott-Smith at the Odyssey Cinema in St Albans. The … Continue reading

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