Monthly Archives: August 2018

My Favourite Werewolf Film: Hasting LitFest

Next weekend (30th August – 2nd September), I will be a guest speaker at Hastings LitFest. On Saturday 1st September, I’ll be introducing my favourite werewolf film in the world Ginger Snaps (2000) and then fielding a Q and A session afterwards. It … Continue reading

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CFP: Dolls, Robots, Automatons – The Artificial Body in Global Culture

At the IGA, the following CFP was brought to my attention. It looks to be incredibly interesting: ‘Dolls, Robots, Automatons – The Artificial Body in Global Culture International conference celebrating the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein. 3rd to 5th December, 2018, … Continue reading

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Marionettes: The Monsters We Need?

It is no secret that I am obsessed with marionettes. This dates back to a magical Czech production of ‘Peter and the Wolf’ I saw aged about 8. I can still visualise all the puppets and it helped shape my … Continue reading

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Angela Carter: BBC Documentary and The Angela Carter Society

Angela Carter’s work has been one of the centres OGOM’s research has revolved around, particularly since our very successful 2015 Company of Wolves conference. My own writing on paranormal romance has covered both werewolf narratives (for example, my chapter on … Continue reading

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Emily Brontë : bicentennial essays

A few days late, but here are a selection of articles celebrating the bicentenary of Emily Brontë, whose singular 1847 novel Wuthering Heights took the architexts of the Gothic novel and added new psychological depth. It also lay the foundations … Continue reading

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CFPs: Dracula, vampires, zombies, otherness

Quite a few CFPs here: Better rush for this one–deadline tomorrow, 15 August: A Cross-Platform Dracula Conference, 17-19 October 2018, Brasov Our aim is to present groundbreaking research on Bram Stoker, his novel Dracula and related topics on a bi-annual … Continue reading

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The Monsters We Deserve Tuesday 4th September

To celebrate the publication of The Monsters We Deserve, a fascinating reappraisal of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,  Marcus Sedgwick and Dr Sam George go head to head in the gothic battle of the books  Frankenstein versus Dracula Chaired by writer, editor and translator Daniel Hahn. Venue: Conway … Continue reading

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World Vampire Beings

Here is our research into world vampire beings over the last few weeks. The hashtag #WorldVamps2018 turned out to be one of most successful and it is such an interesting project. If you are studying vampires, or just a huge … Continue reading

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IGA2018: Ambiguous Creatures and Ambivalent Morals

A huge thank you to all the organisers of the International Gothic Association 2018 conference, held at Manchester Metropolitan University. And thanks to all who attended OGOM’s Ambiguous Creatures and Ambivalent Morals panel and to all the lovely and inspiring … Continue reading

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