Category Archives: Books and Articles

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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Werewolves and Wildness

Woo hoo we’re excited to announce that OGOM’s Dr Sam George and Dr Bill Hughes have edited the first ever issue of Gothic Studies on werewolves and it is out now from Edinburgh University Press: ‘Werewolves and Wildness’ 21.1 (May … Continue reading

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Review: Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic

Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic, edited by Robert McKay and John Miller (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2017. 272 pages). The eleven essays in McKay and Miller’s Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic focus on a creature that has already been analysed … Continue reading

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Stranger Things: Flower-Headed Monsters

New addition to OGOM doctoral studies,  Daisy Butcher, has just published an interesting article in the Medical Health and Humanities Journal entitled ‘Stranger Things: Maternal Body Horror’ The monster in Stranger Things, the demogorgon, who resides in the ‘Upside Down’ that … Continue reading

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Grave Desires: Samplers, Sensibility and the Language of Flowers

Miranda Lennon has been collecting verses from the graves of eighteenth and nineteenth-century women and embroidering them into beautiful bespoke samplers. The verses, considered mawkish or sentimental by some, convey a beautiful sensibility around death and mourning and preserve the … Continue reading

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‘Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears’

Last year I was lucky enough to contribute to this wonderful project: Horror Literature through History: An Encyclopedia of the Stories That Speak to Our Deepest Fears, edited by Matt Cardin. I’m delighted to say that it is being released today. … Continue reading

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New book: Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic, ed. by Robert McKay and John Miller

We’re pleased to announce this forthcoming collection of essays from the University of Wales Press’s excellent Gothic Literary Studies series, Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic, ed. by Robert McKay and John Miller, due out September 2017. I should declare an interest: … Continue reading

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Wonder Woman and Her Influence

A fascinating essay by Michele Kennerly and Carly S. Woods, ‘Wonder Woman and Her Influence‘, which takes an unusual approach through Classical Studies and rhetoric, considering the reception of the iconic feminist superheroine and exploring the stress on persuasion that surrounds … Continue reading

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Struwwelpeter — Original Illustrations

An interesting essay by Sarah Lascow on the cautionary tales of Heinrich Hoffman, including, most notably, ‘Struwwelpeter’: ‘The 19th-Century Book of Horrors That Scared German Kids Into Behaving‘. The tales influenced WH Auden and inspired Tim Burton’s Edward Scissorhands. Some … Continue reading

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