Monthly Archives: May 2018

YA Gothic Fiction: CFP (edited collection) and NYALitFest (event)

Research into Young Adult Gothic fiction forms a core part of the OGOM Project, and feeds into the associated teaching that Dr Sam George has been conducting for some years now at the University of Hertfordshire (see here). So these … Continue reading

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Mythology and folklore, contemporary legend

Two great new resources here–I’ve added them to the Related Links sections on the right-hand side of the Blog and Resources pages. First, a rich compendium of folklore and myth from a wide range of cultures; it’s the course content … Continue reading

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Anthem Gothic, Dracula, popular culture — books, articles, and reviews wanted

Opportunities to publish here: 1. Contributions on the Gothic sought for a new series from Anthem Press, Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature: Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship … Continue reading

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CFP: Northern Osmosis: Literary Viscosity as Material Solidarity, 11-13 April 2019, Simon Fraser University

This is a CFP for a lab on viscosity at IONA: Early Medieval Studies on the Islands of the North Atlantic transformative networks, skills, theories, and methods for the future of the field. The IONA conference is held 11-13 April … Continue reading

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CFPs: Popular Novels, Dracula

Two CFPs for conferences have come to our attention: 1. Panel papers invited for ‘Novels, Then and Now‘ at the MAPACA conference, Georgia, USA; deadline 30 June 2018: The Popular Novels area includes all novel genres, authors, time periods, cultures, and … Continue reading

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‘Do fictional monsters reflect our reality?’, The Royal Institution, 5 June 2018

This event at The Royal Institute, London may be of interest: Do fictional monsters reflect our reality? Tuesday 5 June, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Frankenstein’s creature is a classic example of a monster in popular culture. But what can fictional beings … Continue reading

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Polidori and the Romantic/Byronic Vampire

Just a reminder that I will be in the Polidori room at the Living Frankenstein event tomorrow with a very special prop! I’m so excited. There are still tickets available…. Dare to join us on Wednesday 23 May for the … Continue reading

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RIP Gérard Genette (1930-2018)

I am very saddened by the death of Gérard Genette (1930-2018). Genette, for me, was one of most rewarding of French literary theorists. He employed a structuralist methodology but in a way that avoided metaphysical excesses and that never lost … Continue reading

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Fallen Angels and the Hybrid Nature of Demons

Here’s my Twitter ‘Moment’ for ‘Demon of the Day’ #gothichybridity. I’ll be back with this hashtag later in the month when I’ll be exploring vampire/ angels and continuing my research into hybridity in relation to the fallen. Demon of the Day … Continue reading

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