. . . Enter freely and of your own will! *** Video links now available for our fabulous ‘Ill met by moonlight’ online Gothic Fairy conference
The Open Graves, Open Minds Project began by unearthing depictions of the vampire and the undead in literature, art, and other media, then embraced werewolves (and representations of wolves and wild children), fairies, and other supernatural beings and their worlds. The Project extends to all narratives of the fantastic, the folkloric, and the magical, emphasising that sense of Gothic as enchantment rather than simply horror. Through this, OGOM is articulating an ethical Gothic, cultivating moral agency and creating empathy for the marginalised, monstrous or othered, including the disenchanted natural world.
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Latest on the Blog
- Gothic Yuletide: A Journey Through Dark Christmas Folklore, Sat 9th December
- Halloween Fairies
- Hellebore: The Darkness Issue
- OGOM Halloween Event Diary
- Invitation to join us in the Company of Wolves
- CFPs: Divine disasters, Poe, Byron, James Hogg, narrative
The OGOM Project is convened by Dr Sam George (University of Hertfordshire) and Dr Bill Hughes, and has been funded generously by the University of Hertfordshire.