In the Open Graves, Open Minds Project, we unearthed depictions of the vampire and the undead in literature, art, and other media, before embracing shapeshifting creatures (most recently, the werewolf) and other supernatural beings and their worlds. OGOM opens up questions concerning genre, gender, hybridity, cultural change, and other realms. The Project now extends to all narratives of the fantastic, the folkloric, the fabulous, and the magical. You can find out more by viewing the story of OGOM through its reception in the media here.
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We had many marvellous entries for the flash fiction competition at the ‘Ill met by moonlight’ Gothic Fairies conference. It was very difficult to choose, but we settled on two joint winners: Michaela Hausmann and Sarah McPherson–congratulations! The winning entries … Continue reading
Editors: Maisha Wester and Xavier Aldana Reyes You are cordially invited to register attendance to the free paperback launch of the book Twenty-First Century Gothic and the associated digital event on the 26th of May (6-7.30 pm GMT): https://forms.office.com/r/Fw1SQD9zwn. Please see details of … Continue reading
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.