Monthly Archives: January 2016

Angela Carter: Lisa Appignanesi on ‘The Company of Wolves’

More on Angela Carter (I forgot to include this!). A special showing of Neil Jordan’s brilliant film The Company of Wolves, based on Carter’s stories: 26 February 2016 at 7 p.m., London Review Bookshop: Lisa Appignesi introduces it. Neil Jordan’s … Continue reading

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Angela Carter: Masterclass with Marina Warner; Critical Essays and Discussions

I think Angela Carter must be one of the presiding spirits haunting (benevolently) the OGOM Project. Her rich and startling prose, full of intelligence and humour, draws on all strands of fantastic narrative–fairy tale, Gothic, science fiction, horror. She has … Continue reading

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CFP: Fantasies of Contemporary Culture, Cardiff University, 23 May 2016

There are so many exciting conferences coming up this year; they usually get winnowed down for me by my forgetting to meet the deadlines. This Fantasies of Contemporary Culture conference, at Cardiff University, is yet another very tempting event on … Continue reading

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Origins of the Fairy Tale

Kaja recently commented on and posted links here to articles describing the research by Dr Jamie Tehrani (Durham University) and Sara Graça da Silva (New University of Lisbon) on the origins of fairy tales. I found this fascinating but had … Continue reading

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CFP: Global Fantastika

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Global Fantastika conference (4th-5th July 2016) is 1st March 2016. I attended Locating Fantastika last year and as my review shows, it was well worth the trip.

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It’s A Kind of Magic: The Books of Renaissance Magician John Dee Go On Display

One of the courses I was teaching last semester was Renaissance Literature and the most enjoyable part was the exploration of magic on stage from Dr Faustus to The Tempest and the magical statue scene in A Winter’s Tale. The … Continue reading

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Magical Skins: The Selkie’s Transformation

As soon as the seal was clear of the water, it reared up and its skin slipped down to the sand. What had been a seal was a white-skinned boy George Mackay Brown ‘Pictures in the Cave’ In response to … Continue reading

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CFPs and Talks

This an admin-esque post just drawing people’s attention to some CFPs and a talk that might be of interest to our followers. Firstly, there is a CFP for the Victorian Popular Fiction Association which will be holding its conference from … Continue reading

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Top 10 Werewolf Scenes

Bill posted a YouTube video containing the ‘Top 10 Werewolf Scenes’. Most of these scenes centre, understandably, on the transformation of man into wolf/ lupine monster. Interestingly the obsessive recording of the agonising transformation is a relatively recent addition to … Continue reading

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‘Werewolves in Africa’: An Interview with the Creator of ‘The Pack’

Though my research is centred on werewolves in Western literature (predominately British and American literature), this is a very interesting interview with Paul Louise-Julie who created The Pack, a comic book which follows two Nubian brothers, Khenti and Nekhet, who becomes leaders … Continue reading

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