Author Archives: William the Bloody

About William the Bloody

Cat lover. 18C scholar on the dialogue and novel. Co-convenor OGOM Project

Events & CFPs: Folktales, Gothic women, monsters, winter tales, Hardy

Various events and CFPs coming up soon. I’ve left this post quite late, sorry, so check dates as some are urgent! 1. English Folktales Lost & Found: Storytelling and Scholarship 5–6pm (BST), 11 October 2022, Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, … Continue reading

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Mythological Africans: Seeing Beyond the Unknown Other in Folklore

We’d like to showcase the work of Helen Nde, whose project Mythological Africans is an exciting exploration of the diverse mythology, religion, and folklore of the African continent. Helen has a forthcoming book, The Runaway Princess and Other Stories, a … Continue reading

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Rebellion, treachery, and glamour: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon and the Byronic vampire, The Byron Society, 20 April 2022

I was very honoured to be invited by Emily Paterson-Morgan of The Byron Society (@EPatersonMorgan) to give my talk, ‘Rebellion, treachery, and glamour: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon and the Byronic vampire’. It’s an expanded version of the talk I gave … Continue reading

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Events: Gothic networking, Dracula, vampires

Some exciting events coming up! Some alluring vampire-themed material here, too, with what looks an intriguing contemporary dance adaptation of Dracula, and a festival of vampire films, discussed by Prof. Stacey Abbott, who has collaborated with OGOM from the beginning. … Continue reading

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CFPs: Hauntings, Southern Gothic, YA, fantasy, female Gothic, queer Arthuriana

Conference papers and articles for publication requested: 1. CFP: Hauntings Halloween Symposium, online, 30 October 2022. Deadline: 1 June 2022 The CFP is now live for our second annual Halloween Symposium! The theme this year is ‘hauntings’ and presentations on … Continue reading

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Events and CFPs: Vampires, pedagogy, Candyman, folk horror, Gothic adaptation, Gothic women

Quite a diverse selection here of CFPs, forthcoming events, and resources; OGOM’s Dr Sam George and Dr Bill Hughes discussing vampiric matters among them! 1. Polidor’s The Vampyre, In Our Time, Radio 4, 9.00/21.30, 7 April 2022 Melvyn Bragg and … Continue reading

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New links and CFP: Anne Rice, African myth, fantasy journal, Daphne Du Maurier

We’ve added some new links to the OGOM website, expanding its potential as a research tool for students, early career researchers, and established scholars. 1. Sam George on Anne Rice OGOM’s Dr Sam George gave a talk recently on BBC … Continue reading

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Nosferatu at 100: The Vampire as Contagion and Monstrous Outsider

Online Event: Saturday, 12 March 2022, 10.00 – 14.35 GMT 2022 marks the 100th anniversary of the release of F. W. Murnau’s classic vampire film, Nosferatu: A Symphony of Horror. The Open Graves, Open Minds Project are hosting an online event to … Continue reading

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CFP and Events: Lady Caroline Lamb, Byron, and rebellion

A few related items here, centering on Byron and rebellion and including the Byronic vampire. 1. Rebellion, treachery, and glamour: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon and the Byronic vampire, The Byron Society, Art Workers Guild, London, 20 April 2022, 6.30-8.00 pm … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you all! We live in Gothic times but the principle of hope will emerge from the darkness.

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