Category Archives: Publications

Folklore and Fiction: Hybrid Creatures from the Owl Man to the Demon Dog

I am always pleased to find references to English folklore so I just wanted to make mention of this lively and accessible article by Nic Rigby from the BBC site. Serpents, Owl Men and Demon Dogs discusses the way British writers have … Continue reading

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Is the End of Time in Sight for Doctor Who?

It has been a while since Doctor Who featured on the site, though I remember posting an All Sorts of Scary (pun intended) story on the  Kandy Man and the unlikely rise of gothic sweets some time ago!! Dr Ivan Phillips, … Continue reading

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Dogdyke: The Lincolnshire Werewolf Returns

In the week that I have been bemoaning the lack of English werewolves, following the sightings of Old Stinker in Hull, the story of  the Werewolf of Dogdyke in Lincolnshire has re-emerged!! This werewolf was first recorded in 1926 when … Continue reading

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Goths Just Wanna have Fun!

Thanks to those who shared or commented on my article in The Conversation. I replied to over 40 comments on the day. There are some gems in this publication and I have just uncovered Catherine Spooner’s article Goths Just Wanna … Continue reading

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The Werewolf as Spectre Wolf

Here’s a quick update on my werewolf research trending ahead of Halloween. I’m going to be doing some radio over the next few days and I’ll be taking part in The Big Conversation on Friday which is where academics pitch … Continue reading

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Hallowe’en Special Offer from Manchester University Press

More on the special MUP Hallowe’en offer. To get your 30% discount on their gothic list simply go to the MUP website and enter Halloween16  at the checkout. Offer expires at midnight on 31st October……don’t wait for the witching hour … Continue reading

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Spooky Book Offers You Won’t Want to Miss in October!!

Happy October OGOMERs! To celebrate Hallowe’en the latest edition of Gothic Studies is free to access in October @MUPjournals. Have a look here As if that was not exciting enough MUP are cooking up a special gothic themed Hallowe’en offer … Continue reading

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OGOM Company of Wolves: The Book

Woo hoo. We are proud to present the details of the OGOM Company of Wolves book (MUP, 2017). There are 3 publications in total (one book and two special journal issues) and this is the first. More to follow on the … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of the Gubblecote Witch

I read this account of the Gubblecote Witch in a very old pamphlet on Gothick Hertfordshire, uncovered on a market stall in Hitchin.  For some reason I was really unsettled by this story, which is a true one, it took … Continue reading

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The Unheimlich Manoeuvre : Uncanny Short Stories Out Soon

Here are the details of a new book by Tracy Fahey who will be a big part of the OGOM Books of Blood project next year. Looking forward to working with you Tracy! THE UNHEIMLICH MANOEUVRE A collection by Tracy … Continue reading

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