Monthly Archives: September 2014

Our Monsters: Ourselves — Café Culture Debate, Newcastle, 1 December 2014

Alison Younger will be talking about how ‘Monsters reflect the cultural anxieties of their times, raising important questions about what is most fearful to us’. Click on the link below for more details Our Monsters: Ourselves

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Locating the Gothic Conference, Limerick, 22-25 October 2014

This looks a fantastic conference: “‘Locating the Gothic“, [. . .] is an international conference and series of interlinked events exploring the concept of Gothic locations.’

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Bram Stoker Festival, Dublin, 24-27 October 2014

Exciting events at the Bram Stoker Festival in Dublin, 24-27 October! Bram Stoker Festival Dublin

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Vampires Make it Into Academia – Wall Street Journal video of Open Graves, Open Minds back in the day..

I have just realised that the Open Graves, Open Minds project is five years old today!!! We started to plan the first OGOM conference at this time in 2009 and the first conference was in March 2010. HAPPY BIRTHDAY OGOM!!! … Continue reading

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In Oxford with a Vampire Slaying Kit

Wonderful things are happening behind the scenes at OGOM. I am compelled to write about the vampire slaying kit I collected in Oxford. It dates back to around the time of British vampirologist Montague Summers (1880-1948) and has been in … Continue reading

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Review of ‘SF/Fantasy Now’ Conference, 22nd-23rd August 2014, University of Warwick

I write in praise of going to conferences that aren’t really to do with what you study. Much like attending conferences when you are not giving a paper, you are giving a little more leeway to enjoy the other speakers. … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Reading Animals’ Conference, 17-20 July 2014

As part of my endeavours to help capture what PhD life is like, I will be posting reviews of conferences which I am attending as part of my research. Hopefully, this will show how useful conferences can be for encouraging … Continue reading

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‘Company of Wolves’: Wolf Children

Thanks to Kaja for her wonderful post on wolves and weres. Wolves seem very current just now hence our OGOM ‘Company of Wolves’ conference in July. The Guardian have today chosen the wolf to front their article on the rewilding … Continue reading

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The Literary Lycanthrope, or, How I Came to Love the Wolf

This post is written with the modest aim of introducing myself and what I study. So, hello, I am Kaja. As the introductory post says I am one of two PhD research students who are funded by the University of … Continue reading

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A Return to Folklore: My Swordhand is Singing

The first of the YA novels I’m going to be blogging about is My Swordhand is Singing by Marcus Sedgwick. Marcus has been a contributor to the OGOM project from its beginnings in 2010 and even wrote an original story … Continue reading

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