Research into Young Adult Gothic fiction forms a core part of the OGOM Project, and feeds into the associated teaching that Dr Sam George has been conducting for some years now at the University of Hertfordshire (see here). So these two additions to that area are very welcome:
1. Call for Papers: Edited Collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction (deadline 16 July 2018).
In the proposed collection we seek to explain what the current Gothic revival in YA fiction signifies and call for papers engaging with any aspect of Gothic fiction published for young adults since 2000.
2. NYALitFest – The Supernatural & Fantastical in YA, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, 21 July 2018. Among the authors attending is the much acclaimed Marcus Sedgwick, who has been a supportive and stimulating participant in the OGOM Project since its inception.
An afternoon full of all things Supernatural & Fantastical. We have bestselling authors Melvin Burgess, Sally Green, A.J Hartley, Taran Matharu, Melinda Salisbury, David Owen, Alexandra Christo & Marcus Sedgwick are confirmed.