Monthly Archives: October 2021

Coffin Boffin’s #31DaysofHalloween

Halloween is finally here! @DrSamGeorge1, The ‘Coffin Boffin’, would like to thank all those who have accompanied her on this Gothtober Halloween journey. If you are still to view the gothic wonders she has uncover, click to enjoy her spooky … Continue reading

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Fairies weren’t always cute – they used to drink human blood and kidnap children

Sam George, University of Hertfordshire When most people think about fairies, they perhaps picture the sparkling Tinker Bell from Peter Pan or the other heartwarming and cute fairies and fairy godmothers that populate many Disney movies and children’s cartoons. But … Continue reading

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Mina’s Paprika Hendl, inspired by Bram Stoker’s Dracula

Guest recipe post from Ella Buchan, co-author of A Gothic Cookbook (featured here also) Unlike Dracula’s cold cuts, this traditional Hungarian dish – also known as Paprika Hendl – is a warm welcome in a bowl, thick, rich and shot … Continue reading

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Events for Hallowe’en and elsewhen: Gothic bodies, Gothic nature, Lud-in-the-Mist, Irish women, YA and COVID, Melmoth

Some spookily exciting events coming up soon for Hallowe’en (and afterwards too): 1. North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar series, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University (on line), 3 November 2021, 16:30 – 19:00 GMT. OGOM’s Dr Sam George will be talking … Continue reading

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A British Werewolf Scholar on YouTube

As part of OGOM’s foray into the real world during Spooky Season, Dr Kaja Franck will be part of two-part Monstrum special on werewolves for PBS’ YouTube channel Storied. The first episode will be released on 21st October – following … Continue reading

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Gothic Bodies: North West Long Nineteenth Century Seminar 3 November, 2021

Join us in November for the North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar series, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University This Halloween seminar will focus on Gothic bodies from the Romantic period to the early twentieth century. Three speakers will consider the resonances … Continue reading

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Online Talk: Dr Sam George, Dark Folklore: A Journey into the Botanical Gothic, 19 October 2021

Inspired by the eighteenth-century botanist Tournefort, who voyaged in search of plants and found instead a plague of vampires on the island of Mykonos (1702), Sam George’s botanical studies have taken a gothic turn. Following the publication of Botany, Sexuality and … Continue reading

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