Author Archives: Sam George

About Sam George

Associate Professor of Research, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire Co-convenor OGOM Project

Shadowlands: The Dark Origins of the Victorian Fairy, 17th April, 1.30 online

I will be giving a free online talk for the University of Hertfordshire’s Literature Research Seminar Series on Wed 17 April at 1.30. The concept of gothic has had an association with fairy from its inception; I’ll be exploring how … Continue reading

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Egg Shell Lore: Witches & Fairies

There’s an interesting overlap between witches and fairies in folklore, this is seen, for example, in the shared idea of their uncanny voyages and the unusual vessels they choose to travel in. According to A Discoverie of Witchcraft (1584), witches … Continue reading

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Ethical Gothic Studies

Some exciting news, OGOM is going to be editing a special edition of Gothic Studies on Ethical Gothic. This will add to the issues we have already edited on the vampire 15.1. (2013) Undead Reflections: The Sympathetic Vampire and its Monstrous Other … Continue reading

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UH Literature Research Seminar Series (January- March 2024)

OGOMERS are cordially invited to join me for the Literature Research Seminar series at the University of Hertfordshire. These take place online once a month on Wednesdays at 1.30. The papers are 35 mins and we have 20 minutes for … Continue reading

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OGOM News: January, 2024

We’d like to wish all our followers a happy and successful 2024. We were thrilled this month to see the book jacket for our latest OGOM publication The Legacy of John Polidori: The Romantic Vampire and its Progeny, which is … Continue reading

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Literature Research Seminars 2023-4

All those associated with OGOM are cordially invited to join us online at the university for the first of our Literature Research Seminars. We are kicking off with an eco-gothic theme to appeal to one or two of our newly … Continue reading

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Gothic Yuletide: A Journey Through Dark Christmas Folklore, Sat 9th December    

Join me for a dark journey through Christmas folklore and seasonal mythology at Guy’s Hospital Chapel, Saturday the 9th December 2023 at 3:00. Booking: Tickets £12 including a delightful gin cocktail and 20% donation to Guy’s and St Thomas. This … Continue reading

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Halloween Fairies

Halloween is supposedly a time when the veil between our world and the shadow world is extremely thin. A time when you are more likely to hear stories of encounters between humans and fairies. Fairies are said to reside in … Continue reading

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Hellebore: The Darkness Issue

As the ancient festival of Samhain approaches and Halloween events are still underway, I’d like to draw your attention to HELLEBORE, a publication founded in 2019 by writer and editor Maria J. Pérez Cuervo, with art direction by Nathaniel Hébert. It is … Continue reading

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OGOM Halloween Event Diary

The spooky season is the busiest time of the year for gothic scholars; here are some of the Halloween events that you can catch up with the OGOM crew at between now and 31st October. Friday 20th October: OGOM: In … Continue reading

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