Category Archives: OGOM News

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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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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Merry Christmas 2023

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to those who celebrate from all of us at the Open Graves, Open Minds Project

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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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Invitation to join us in the Company of Wolves

We’re excited to share the fabulous poster for the forthcoming online event In the Company of Wolves: Wolves, Werewolves and Wild Children 2023. We look forward to seeing you and joining you in a lively discussion on representations of wolves … Continue reading

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In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves and Wild Children 2023

Online Event: Friday, 20 October 2023, 18.00–20.30 BST OGOM cordially invites you to our next event, In The Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves, and Wild Children. Tickets are limited. Please book early to avoid disappointment.  This event invites you into the … Continue reading

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In the Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Wolves and Wild Children – out in paperback August 2023

We are delighted to announce that the OGOM publication In the Company of Wolves is out in paperback from MUP this month priced at £20.00. The book connects together innovative research from a variety of perspectives on the cultural significance … 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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