Monthly Archives: November 2014

Monstrous Hounds and the Phantasmagoria: OGOM’s Lycanthropic Lantern-of-fear!!!

Wolves and werewolves were a very important part of magic lantern iconography for over 200 years and featured as part of Robertson’s famous Phantasmagoria in Paris. At OGOM’s ‘Company of Wolves’ David Annwyn Jones will offer a film on monstrous hounds … Continue reading

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OGOM Company of Wolves CFP – Beyond excited to announce this!

Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Sept 3rd-5th 2015: Call for Papers and Panels OGOM: ‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans Wolves have long been the archetypal enemy of human company, … Continue reading

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A guide to ghosts by Jonathan Stroud

A pictorial exploration of the different types of ghosts, ghouls, spectres, and the like.

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Adam J Smith, ‘A True Accouneit of Sublime Terror and Paranormal Activity’

In this amusing and insightful blog entry, Dr Adam Smith muses on the eighteenth-century origins of terror and the sublime while watching the film Paranormal Activity 4, via Daniel Defoe and Ann Radcliffe.

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Bram Stoker: Dracula – audio and video guides

Very useful audio and video guides to Bram Stoker’s Dracula by Roger Luckhurst, editor of the Oxford World’s Classics edition.

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Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn of Manchester Metropolitan University gives a talk on the origin of vampires.

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History at Stake! The Story Behind Vampire Slaying Kits

We’ve shown a few pictures of vampire slaying kits on this blog before. Here’s a historical account of them from the British Library, where they have one on display as part of the Terror and Wonder exhibition on Gothic.

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Neil Gaiman on Fairy Tales Revisited

Of interest to anyone concerned with the contemporary transformation of fairy tales, in YA Gothic and elsewhere, this podcast by the always brilliant and imaginative author Neil Gaiman discusses his new interpretation of the Grimms’ tale ‘Hansel and Gretel’.

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Open Graves Evening in St Albans: Post Millennial Happy Gothic!

Thanks to everyone who came down to the OGOM Gothic Writing Evening on Friday 7th in St Albans with myself, Catherine Spooner and Matt Beresford. This was our first contribution to the St Albans Literary Festival and as you can … Continue reading

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Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night

An account of that seminal moment when both Frankenstein and the literary vampire were born; part of BBC4’s season on Gothic. I’ve not watched this yet (not having a TV), but the very erudite Dr Angela Wright of the University … Continue reading

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