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A British Werewolf Scholar on YouTube

As part of OGOM’s foray into the real world during Spooky Season, Dr Kaja Franck will be part of two-part Monstrum special on werewolves for PBS’ YouTube channel Storied. The first episode will be released on 21st October – following … Continue reading

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Gothic Bodies: North West Long Nineteenth Century Seminar 3 November, 2021

Join us in November for the North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar series, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University This Halloween seminar will focus on Gothic bodies from the Romantic period to the early twentieth century. Three speakers will consider the resonances … Continue reading

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Online Talk: Dr Sam George, Dark Folklore: A Journey into the Botanical Gothic, 19 October 2021

Inspired by the eighteenth-century botanist Tournefort, who voyaged in search of plants and found instead a plague of vampires on the island of Mykonos (1702), Sam George’s botanical studies have taken a gothic turn. Following the publication of Botany, Sexuality and … Continue reading

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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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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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Congratulations, Prof. Sam George!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of Sam George to Associate Professorship. I’ve known Sam for many years and for the last ten we have worked together founding and developing the Open Graves, Open Minds Project. … 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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Twins for Kaja – Big Congratulations from OGOM

Some wonderful news to stave off all the gloom, OGOM’s Kaja has given birth to twins named Frederick Ewen Franck-Howells and Casper Wolf Franck-Howells. Big names for little people!! On behalf of OGOM I’d like to send huge congratulations to … Continue reading

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CFP ‘Ill met by moonlight’: Gothic Encounters with Enchantment and the Fairy Realm in Literature and Culture, 8-10 April, 2021

University of Hertfordshire, 8‒10 April 2021 The Open Graves, Open Minds (OGOM) Project was launched in 2010 with the Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture conference.We have subsequently  hosted symposia on Bram Stoker and John William Polidori, unearthing depictions … Continue reading

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