Author Archives: Sam George

About Sam George

Senior Lecturer in Literature, University of Hertfordshire

Fairy Conference Poster

OGOM are delighted to reveal the enchanting design for our Gothic Fairies Conference 8-11 April. There are only a few tickets remaining so do be quick and make sure you order your fairy wings for the wings and wine social! … Continue reading

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Gothic Fairies Conference 8-11 April – Booking is Open

We are excited to announce that booking has opened for our Gothic Fairies Online Conference  ‘Ill met by moonlight’: Gothic encounters with enchantment and the Faerie realm in literature and culture, 8‒11 April 2021  Full Conference Programme   Keynotes and Activities Booking Link  Fees: … Continue reading

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The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper (22nd Feb 17.00 Free online event )

A quick post to draw your attention to the following free online event at the university. Hope to see some of you there.  The School of Humanities at the University of Hertfordshire’s Creative Conversations continues with a special guest, historian and … Continue reading

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CoronaGothic: Cultures of the Pandemic

‘CoronaGothic’, Critical Quarterly 62.4 (2020), ed. by Prof William Hughes and Prof Nick Groom from the University of Macau, arrived in this morning’s post. Thank you to all who contributed to this ground-breaking discussion from a symposium organised by @UMGothic … Continue reading

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Sam George, ‘Black Roses: The representation of Sophie Lancaster from Broken Britain to Brexit’

It is over ten years since Sophie Lancaster and Robert Maltby were attacked in Stubbylee Park, in Lancashire, reputedly for being ‘goths’. Rob, who was punched unconscious and put in a coma by his assailants, eventually recovered (though he suffered … Continue reading

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The Coffin Boffin’s Choice of Vintage Vampire Shorts

Here, in all their beauty and glory are my pick of the greatest vintage vampire shorts; seductive and predatory, terrifying and comic, vital and metaphoric, doomed and daring! View Post

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The Black Vampyre: Gothic Visions of New Worlds #BeingHuman2020

We’re excited to invite you to our forthcoming event to explore Gothic dreams of new worlds and the creatures that inhabit them, notably Mary Shelley’s plague world, John Polidori’s vampyre, the Black Vampyre, and the ghosts of World War 1. … Continue reading

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Gothic Hybridity: the Nature of Demons

Hybridity is something that I have always found interesting to explore in relation to the gothic. I’ve blogged about fairy tale hybridity in relation to Beauty and the Beast and commented on the Wellcome’s ‘Making Nature’ exhibition on faux taxonomy and hybrid creatures as well as … Continue reading

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The Folklore Society Announces a New President

Congratulations to Prof. Owen Davies who has just become the new President of The Folklore Society. The Folklore Society is a learned society devoted to the study of traditional culture in all its forms. It was founded in London in … Continue reading

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Coronagothic 30th June 2020

Those who are wondering how the Gothic might respond to the current crisis will be interested in this new event. It is called Coronagothic and it is an online flash conference hosted by @UMGothic (Gothic Research Network at the University … Continue reading

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