Monthly Archives: July 2016

Andrew Smith, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

Andrew Smith of the University of Sheffield has edited this exciting new collection of essays on Frankenstein in the always-useful Cambridge Companions series–out in September 2016. It approaches the classic Gothic novel from a variety of perspectives and considers adaptations … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Art

A lovely site, Art Passions Fairy Tales, full of fairy tale art and children’s books illustration, featuring all the classic artists such as Arthur Rackham, William Morris, Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac, Gustave Doré, and many more, with full versions of … Continue reading

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How Old Are Vampires Really? Body of 500 Year Old Vampire Inspires New Debate

The body of a five hundred year old ‘vampire’ will go on display in an ancient cemetery in the town of Kamien Pomorski this month. The vampire corpse was discovered two years ago in Northern Poland and is currently being … Continue reading

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Museum of Witchcraft and Magic

The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic: this looks a fabulous place and I’ll have to visit it one day.

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Maggie Stiefvater events in UK, July-August 2016

The marvellous Maggie Stiefvater, author of YA paranormal romances that transcend the genre with their literary style and complexity, is appearing for three talks in the UK soon–in London, Manchester, and Glasgow. Stiefvater is the author of the excellent Wolves … Continue reading

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Angela Carter: Children’s books and fairy tales

A great piece here from the TLS: Angela Carter reviewing children’s picture book versions of fairy tales with typical earthy wit, bemoaning the toning down of the more brutal aspects of their sources. And a saddening extract from a review … Continue reading

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Travels in Transylvania: Bram Stoker’s Ambiguous Legacy

Last week I was in Romania at the University of Timisoara for the Beliefs and Behaviours in Education and Culture conference. My keynote was on the representation of Romanian folklore in British and Irish fictions of the undead. Stoker never travelled … Continue reading

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Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter, RWA, Bristol, 10 Dec 16 – 19 Mar 17

Angela Carter is a key figure in the OGOM Project (as you might guess from the many postings here about her). Her explorations of the marvellous and the fabulous, her intertextuality and play with genres, her concerns with the metamorphoses … Continue reading

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Folklore Thursday

We’ve been following Folklore Thursday‘s entertaining and informative Tweets for some time now. As the name suggests, they post snippets on folklore-related themes every Thursday, using the hashtag #FolkloreThursday. They have been supporting the OGOM blog (with much OGOM material … Continue reading

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