Author Archives: William the Bloody

About William the Bloody

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

Cats’ Protection: Transylvania Trek

TEAMWORK MAKES THE SCREAM WORK ON THE TRANSYLVANIAN TREK! Cats Protection is looking for intrepid fundraisers to challenge themselves and raise money for cats on a thrilling new fundraising event next September. The Transylvanian Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime, six-day walk … Continue reading

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CFPs: Fantasy, Irish literature, religion, the occult, Islam, horror, Shelley, the Inklings

CFPs for some exciting conferences ahead. 1. Once and Future  Fantasies conference, Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic (CFF) at the University of Glasgow, 13 –17 July 2022. Deadline: 22 October 2021  We therefore ask how fantasy and the fantastic engage with … Continue reading

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Crawling Horror: Creeping Tales of the Insect Weird

Daisy Butcher, a member of OGOM and PhD student of Dr Sam George, has collaborated with friend of OGOM and University of Hertfordshire alumna, Janette Leaf to put together an exciting anthology of insect themed stories for the British Library’s … Continue reading

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CFPs: Fairy tales and fantasy, The Neverending Story, theology, vampires, Asian Gothic, women and Satanism

Quite a few calls here for journal articles and chapters in edited collections. 1. CFP: Fairy Tales and Fantasy Fiction / Contes de fées et Fantasy, Fantasy Art and Studies journal. Deadline: 25 October 2021 (in French or English) For … Continue reading

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Events: Crawling Horrors, Gothic Revolutions

Two exciting events coming up soon. 1. The first is from OGOM’s own Daisy Butcher, in collaboration with Janette Leaf. They are promoting their new book, Crawling Horrors, and this is one of several events–more news to come. The book … Continue reading

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A Gothic Cookbook: Celebrating food and drink across the best of the genre

Guest post by Ella Buchan, the Cookbook’s co-author Has devouring Dracula ever made you hungry? Perhaps Daphne du Maurier’s descriptions of revoltingly lavish afternoon teas in Rebecca have you craving crumpets, or Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein causes you to ponder the … Continue reading

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The Cottingley Fairies: A Study in Deception, Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Leeds, 18 June 2021-17 November 2022

We’ve been eagerly anticipating this exhibition for a while! The Cottingley Fairies: A Study in Deception, Treasures of the Brotherton Gallery, Leeds, 18 June 2021-17 November 2022. It is curated by Dr Merrick Burrow, who gave a fascinating plenary on … Continue reading

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CFPs: Popular genre fiction, historical fiction, Tolkien & YA fantasy, LGBTQIA+ Graphics

Some CFPs for conferences: 1. Concepts in Popular Genre Fiction, Deakin University (on line), 6-8 December 2021. Deadline: 31 August 2021 Popular genre fiction is an expansive field, covering a myriad of different kinds of texts and narratives. However, critical … Continue reading

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Young Adult Gothic Fiction, Vampire Dystopia

Another excellent edited collection which I am grateful to be included in is now out from University of Wales Press: Young Adult Gothic Fiction: Monstrous Selves/Monstrous Others, ed. by Michelle J. Smith and Kristine Moruzi (Cardiff; University of Wales Press, … Continue reading

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Matizes do gótico: Three centuries of Horace Walpole – Two kinds of Romance

I’m very honoured to have my chapter ‘“Two kinds of romance”: Generic hybridity and epistemological uncertainty in contemporary paranormal romance’ included in this beautiful new book from Brazil: Matizes do gótico: três séculos de Horace Walpole, ed. by Júlio França … Continue reading

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