Author Archives: William the Bloody

About William the Bloody

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

Christmas 2022

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our followers!

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Marcus Sedgwick (1968-2022)

We are very saddened to hear of the death of August Sedgwick, who wrote as Marcus Sedgwick, on 15 November. August was a brilliant writer who wrote novels for children, young adults, and adults (though he wasn’t fond of the … Continue reading

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Gramarye ‘Ill met by moonlight’ special issue

The ‘Ill met by moonlight’ special issue of Gramarye: The Journal of the Chichester Centre for Fairy Tales, Fantasy and Speculative Fiction, guest edited by Sam and I, is now available to preorder here. This special issue has emerged out … Continue reading

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OGOM Hallowe’en 2022

OGOM are involved in some very exciting and spooky events this Hallowe’en. We will be distributing our stylish new OGOM postcards as informative souvenirs of the events and our Project. Blood and Celluloid Vampire Film Festival First, on 15 October, … Continue reading

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The Little Mermaid and exclusion

OGOM and the appeal of the mermaid Mermaids (and other fabulous marine creatures such as sirens and selkies) have long been favourite topics with us at OGOM. Three’s something appealing about their ambiguous positioning between human and animal, aquatic and … Continue reading

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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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