Author Archives: William the Bloody

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

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 offspring to Victor Frankenstein’s horrified reaction to the … Continue reading

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Online Educational Packs for Sixth-formers: Redeeming the Wolf, Understanding Otherness

OGOM are pleased to announce the publication on line of our Educational Packs. If you teach Literature (or related subjects)to sixth-formers or A Level students (or their equivalent internationally), please take a look by following the links below. We really … Continue reading

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CFP extension: ‘Ill met by moonlight’ Gothic Fairies Conference

We are pleased to announce an extension to the CFP for our ‘”Ill met by moonlight”: Gothic encounters with enchantment and the Faerie realm in literature and culture’ Conference. You can now submit proposals up till to 31 January 2021. … Continue reading

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Marcus Sedgwick, ‘Alpine Spirits’, Rural Gothic Christmas Ghosts, 30 December 2020

This sounds fabulous: a podcast from one of OGOM’s favourite collaborators, the award-winning novelist Marcus Sedgwick. Marcus writes: On December 30th I’ll be a guest on The Folklore Podcast, kicking off an evening of talks in an event titled Rural … Continue reading

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BAME Gothic Studies – PhD funding opportunity

OGOM’s recent ‘The Black Vampyre and Other Creations: Gothic Visions of New Worlds’ event, which took place as part of the nationwide Being Human festival, was a huge success. ‘The Black Vampyre’ (1819) itself is a rather odd and ambivalent … Continue reading

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CFPs and Events: Shirley Jackson, zombie theory, Victorian popular fiction, Angela Carter

Academic and cultural life is still persisting, thankfully. The Gothic creative spirit is resisting Gothic times! So, some announcements here on events, conferences, and edited collections. 1. CFP for an edited collection, Dark Tales: Re-evaluating the Short Fiction of Shirley … Continue reading

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America’s first vampire was Black and revolutionary – it’s time to remember him

Article by Sam George, University of Hertfordshire The Black Vampyre is an early literary example of an argument for emancipation of slaves. Thomas Nast/Harper’s Weekly/The Met In April of 1819, a London periodical, the New Monthly Magazine, published The Vampyre: … Continue reading

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CFPs & Events: Gothic and contagion, fantasy and theology, Vampfest, disease, Ellen Kushner

A mixture of CFPs, calls for articles, and events concerning the Gothic and the fantastic. 1. Gothic in a Time of Contagion, Populism and Racial Injustice, Online March 2021 (date to be confirmed), Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: … Continue reading

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Return of the vampire: Stephenie Meyer’s Midnight Sun and YA vampire fiction

The Open Graves, Open Minds Project began in 2010, in part as a response to Stephenie Meyer’s hugely successful Twilight series; a Young Adult vampire romance series, the first of which was Twilight (2005). We launched the Project with an … Continue reading

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CFPs: Hans Andersen, fairy tales, The Vampire Diaries

Despite everything, research goes on and there are some calls for submissions here that have come to our attention. 1. The Swan’s Egg: A Student Journal of Hans Christian Andersen Studies. Deadline: 15 January 2021 The editors of The Swan’s Egg invite … Continue reading

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