Monthly Archives: July 2017

Books of Blood: Objects Lost and Found @BeingHumanFest

‘All humans are books of blood—wherever you open us, we’re red’ (Clive Barker) Books of Blood: A touring exhibition and festival (2018-19) An introductory workshop will run for Being Human 17  Title: Books of Blood: Objects Lost and Found Date: 23rd November … Continue reading

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Redeeming The Wolf: OGOM Event @BeingHumanFest

We’re excited to announce that OGOM is involved in two events for the Being Human Festival. Here are details of the first one: Redeeming The Wolf: A Story of Persecution, Loss and Redemption Date: Sat 18th November 2.00-5.30 Venue: University … Continue reading

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CFP Reminder: Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance; Gothic Manchester Festival Conference, MMU, 28 October 2017

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance; symposium at Gothic Manchester Festival Conference is soon. Here are the details again: Gothic Manchester Festival Conference Saturday 28 October 2017 Call for Papers Gothic Style(s), Gothic Substance After … Continue reading

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RIP George Romero

The zombie as it has appeared in popular culture–the abject, shambling, carnivorous undead rather than the animated slaves of Caribbean folklore–was practically invented by the director George Romero, who has sadly died. Romero’s pioneering film Night of the Living Dead (1968) … Continue reading

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Catherine Spooner on Goth Culture

The brilliant Dr Catherine Spooner of Lancaster University (who has been an inspirational contributor to the OGOM Project from its inception) gives an erudite and fascinating interview on Goth culture here:

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RIP Nelsan Ellis

Very sad news that Nelsan Ellis, who played Lafayette magnificently in the HBO vampire series True Blood, has died. This is one of his most memorable scenes: Xavier Aldana Reyes wrote a superb article on this in our OGOM special issue … Continue reading

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OGOM website: new features

I’ve made a few changes to the website. We think that the site can be an immensely useful research tool for Gothic studies, the fantastic, and the magical in fiction and folklore. To help students, scholars, and those with a general … Continue reading

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Reader I Married Him

Congratulations are in order for OGOM’s Kaja who has married Duncan in a beautiful ceremony in London. Guests gathered at Battersea Park for the happy couple to marry on the bandstand in the warm summer sunshine surrounded by family and … Continue reading

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