. . . 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. You can find out more by viewing the story of OGOM through its reception in the media here.
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Latest on the Blog
- Writing the Occult: Vampires, 28th October, 2023 Online
- In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves and Wild Children 2023
- Sam George, The Dark Origin of the Fairy, at London Month of the Dead, 29th October, 2023
- In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves and Wild Children – out in paperback August 2023
- CFPs and Events: Consuming Gothic, Scottish literature, folk horror, Frankenstein, fungal Gothic, monsters
- Haunted Landscapes Conference: Sam George Keynote ‘This Spectred Isle: Werewolves and the English Eerie in Contemporary UK Myth’, 6 July 2023
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.