Monthly Archives: October 2016

Suppose You Met A Witch?

Happy Halloween OGOMERS! I have finally got round to carving my lantern. I used the traditional swede or turnip that we had in Cumbria when I was a child. This is my Cat ‘o’ Lantern! I used to go to … Continue reading

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The Conversation: Why we should welcome the return of ‘Old Stinker’ the Hull werewolf

I mentioned in my last post that I had a brief to write this piece and take part in the Big Conversation.  It had to be short and be accessible to scholars in all disciplines and provide evidence for my hypothesis. The … Continue reading

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Angela Carter Online

I make no apologies for posting yet again on Angela Carter; she is, I think, one of the most important and most accomplished writers in English of the twentieth century. She escapes genre, but is imbricated with all the genres … Continue reading

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More witchcraft

Some more witch related material here. First, an interesting account by Alison Schwarz of the spate of witch themed TV, books, and fashion, including YA and paranormal romance. Then, ‘Injustice: The Enduring Power of the Witch Narrative’ by Moze Halperin–a … Continue reading

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Hekate and witches

Hallowe’en is witching time but OGOM has recently been directing its attentions to witchcraft for a while now, leading up to the next OGOM conference, covering the topic (all very vague at the moment, but watch out for news). The … Continue reading

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The Werewolf as Spectre Wolf

Here’s a quick update on my werewolf research trending ahead of Halloween. I’m going to be doing some radio over the next few days and I’ll be taking part in The Big Conversation on Friday which is where academics pitch … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: Consuming the Vampire – Holly Black’s ‘The Coldest Girl in Coldtown’

At the end of the lecture on Sedgwick, I told the group that in many ways Holly Black’s The Coldest Girl in Coldtown (2013) was the opposite to the Sedgwick text, My Swordhand is Singing (discussed here). This meant that … Continue reading

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Gothic Manchester Festival: OGOM’s Werewolf research hits the media ahead of Halloween

Just back from the Gothic North and catching up on some stories in the media following the inspiring and fun event that was the Manchester Gothic Festival (which had some excellent papers and its own live mouse at the venue). There … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: The Elusive Vampire

Somewhat later than planned, here is the promised blog on the Generation Dead lecture and seminar on Marcus Sedgwick’s My Swordhand is Singing (2006). The suggested secondary reading for this lecture/ seminar was Sedgwick’s essay on the process of writing … Continue reading

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CFP Supernatural Cities, Gothic Cities

Here’s an exciting CFP from our friends in Limerick and Portsmouth. Dr Tracy Fahey is co-curator of the Limerick leg of our Books of Blood Project in 2017 and Dr Karl Bell has previously been a guest of OGOM and delivered … Continue reading

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