Monthly Archives: January 2016

American Gothic Culture

This has just been published and looks an excellent collection of essays on American Gothic: American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion, ed. by Jason Haslam and Joel Faflak, Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016). It feature … Continue reading

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Company of Wolves Publications

Hi everyone, May I remind you again that the deadline for submissions for the Company of Wolves collections of articles is the end of January? We’d really like an idea of who’s definitely interested, so just a short response from … Continue reading

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CFP: Roald Dahl Centenary Conference, 16-18 June 2016, Cardiff University

Yet another great looking conference on Roald Dahl–an author whose work is very relevant to OGOM’s concerns with fantastic narratives. I didn’t spot this and the deadline is approaching: 31 January. There may still be time if you’re quick enough. … Continue reading

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Poe: Three Animations of ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’

It was Edgar Allen Poe’s birth date on 19 January; here (slightly late) are three very different animations of Poe’s classic tale ‘The Tell-Tale Heart’, with an accompanying essay by Josh Jones and links to further resources. Each one captures … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood, 1810

Here’s a nice little piece from the British Library on a chapbook version of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’ (Neil Gaiman’s favourite fairy tale–see my previous post). The BL’s website is, incidentally, an excellent resource for literary researchers, with many critical … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman on the meaning of fairy tales

Continuing the themes of fairy tales and Angela Carter, here’s an excellent interview with Neil Gaiman by Gaby Wood where they discuss his own intertextual adaptations of classic fairy tales (particularly his brilliant ‘Sleeping Beauty’/’Snow White’ mash-up, The Sleeper and the … Continue reading

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Angela Carter, Vampirella

More from the fabulous Angela Carter. I apologise for not posting this sooner; there are only six days left in which to listen to it. But this is a rare chance to hear Carter’s 1976 vampire radio play Vampirella, starring … Continue reading

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More on Fairy Tale Fashion

Following on from Kaja’s post on the Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition in New York, here’s a short piece on the fashion for fairy tale and fairy tale in fashion, suggesting the utopian components of fairy tale (as explored by the … Continue reading

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CFP: FINNCON 2016: Fantastic Visions from Faerie to Dystopia, July 1–3, 2016, University of Tampere, Tampere, Finland

Yet another exciting conference on the fantastic–Fantastic Visions from Faerie to Dystopia. Finncon 2016 is one of the largest events in Europe for anyone interested in science fiction and fantasy. By tradition, it is free of membership fee, and offers … Continue reading

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Song of the Sea

More on selkies, who are exercising their fascination over me more and more. If I disappear, it will be because I have become spellbound by a sea maiden. This trailer for Song of the Sea was passed on to me … Continue reading

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