Monthly Archives: January 2021

Gothic Fairies conference – new plenaries

We are beyond excited to announce that we have two more very special plenary speakers for OGOM’s online Gothic Fairies conference, ‘Ill met by moonlight’: Gothic encounters with enchantment and the Faerie realm in literature and culture, on 8-11 April … Continue reading

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Events: Mary Shelley, Octavia Butler, Gothic ocean, Byron, Polidori

Despite the pandemic isolation, scholars in Gothic and allied fields are finding creative ways to keep literary and cultural dialogue flourishing with on-line events. here are a few we’ve noticed: 1. BARS Digital Event: ‘The Late Mary Shelley’, 18 February … Continue reading

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Calls for submissions: Fairy tale and fantasy, Angela Carter and Barthes, sex and Supernatural

We have various calls for articles, creative writing, and reviews coming up: 1. Call for Submissions: Articles, creative writing, reviews and visual art relating to fairy tales, fantasy and speculative fiction, Gramarye.Deadline: 21 March 2021 The Chichester Centre for Fairy … Continue reading

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CFPs: Dark Economies, Lovecraft Country, Zombies

Some excitng CFPs for conferences here–the deadline for ‘Dark Econimies’ is very soon, so hurry! 1. ‘Dark Economies: Anxious Futures, Fearful Pasts‘, Falmouth University, UK, 7-9 July 2021. A face-to-face conference! Deadline: 1 February 2021. The present is dark. With … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf, ‘A Haunted House’

Virginia Woolf’s (whose birthday is today) short story ‘A Haunted House’ is a superb modernist reworking of the classic Gothic haunted house tale. In its tenderness, it might be a fine example of what Catherine Spooner calls ‘happy Gothic’. A … Continue reading

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Burns Night: Tam O ‘Shanter

As it’s Burns Night, here’s a link to Robert Burns’s delightfully Gothic poem Tam O ‘Shanter (1791), in which, after a heavy bout of drinking, Tam narrowly escapes the clutches of a horde of witches. https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43815/tam-o-shanter

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CFP: Corporeal Creations: Bodily Figurations of Creativity, online workshop, 24 March 2021

Zoom symposium, the Department of English, Tübingen University From John Gower’s account of Robert Grosseteste’s construction of a talking head to George Herbert’s depiction of the heart as a place for divine encounters; from Ben Jonson’s pride in his literary … Continue reading

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CoronaGothic: Cultures of the Pandemic

‘CoronaGothic’, Critical Quarterly 62.4 (2020), ed. by Prof William Hughes and Prof Nick Groom from the University of Macau, arrived in this morning’s post. Thank you to all who contributed to this ground-breaking discussion from a symposium organised by @UMGothic … Continue reading

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