Monthly Archives: June 2015
It seems apt that I am watching the episode of Buffy in which Angel becomes Angelus as I write this but I stumbled over an interesting article on the BBC website about why people are compelled by the creatures they fear. Whilst … Continue reading
As well as the full Conference Programme (which can also be downloaded in PDF format), we have a page with a handily abbreviated Conference Timetable (again, with a PDF version). These pages are only provisional but we hope they give … Continue reading
The provisional programme for the Company of Wolves conference is now up on this website: select ‘Conference Programme‘ from the ‘Company of Wolves’ menu (or click on the link). Most of the abstracts are now viewable from the ‘Session Speakers … Continue reading
From the Spectral Visions Press at the University of Sunderland comes this new anthology of Gothic reworkings of fairy tales, edited by Colin Younger, designed by David Newton, introduced by Ian Rowan, and with fabulous illustrations by Katie Loyd. Oh, … Continue reading
I’m very much looking forward to this conference, ‘Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil’, celebrating that moment of the Shelley-Byron circle when both Frankenstein and the literary vampire were born ‘The year without a summer’, as 1816 was known, was … Continue reading
This looks a fantastic conference on all things Whedonesque: Here are dates for the diary – Slayage – the Biennial Conference on the Whedonverse is coming to the UK in 2016. Here is the CFP. I hope to see loads … Continue reading
A very productive OGOM meeting today, preparing the programme for the Company of Wolves conference in September, with Sam, Kaja, Teddy, Willow, and I. A glorious lunch of sandwiches, tea, and cakes was prepared by Sam.
Catherine Spooner, who has contributed to OGOM since the beginning, has co-edited a new collection of essays with Fred Botting: Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging Gothic from the nineteenth century to the present (from Manchester University Press, who have an excellent Gothic … Continue reading
Deliciously camp, erotic, creepy and funny adaptation of one of the ‘Red Riding Hood’ variants (most likely, this one collected by Paul Delarue), with echoes of Doré’s illustrations and German Expressionist cinema. . 16-year-old Christina Ricci stars as a not-so-innocent … Continue reading
This storytelling event at the South Bank looks marvellous: IT’S LANDED! The Crick Crack Club’s Fabularium – a nomadic haven of fairytales for grown-ups and myths for kids – comes to the South Bank this summer!