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British Gothic: Penny Dreadful

Critical Survey is edited by Bryan Loughery and Graham Holderness of the University of Hertfordshire. The journal currently has a very interesting special issue out entitled ‘British Gothic: Penny Dreadful’ (Vol 28. Issue 1, 2016). A list of the essays is … Continue reading

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The Wicked Lady Rides Again

If you are a fan of wicked ladies (who isn’t) you won’t want to miss my colleague Dr Rowland Hughes  talking about Hertfordshire legend Lady Skelton who transformed into a real life highwaywoman!! She is the dark lady that inspired … Continue reading

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Open Graves, Open Minds Book – Out in Paperback on 1st June!!

The paperback of the Open Graves, Open Minds vampire book arrived in the MUP offices today! You can pre-order it now on Amazon priced at a very reasonable 15.99 (due 1st June).   Very exciting! If you are teaching the gothic, … Continue reading

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Gothic Shakespeare: Enter the Gothspeare!!

The nation is celebrating Shakespeare this weekend and it is time to enter the gothspeare and rediscover some of our blog entries on gothic Shakespeare see for example: Supernatural Shakespeares Shakespeare’s Vampires Shakespeare’s Irish Werewolves Buffyology Lessons in the Academy: … Continue reading

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Gothic Britain

Following on from my previous post about YA Gothic novels, the Costa Book Awards has announced that the winner of its Costa First Novel Award 2015 is The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley. Set in the northwest of England, it looks like a … Continue reading

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Book Prize for Twilight of the Gothic

Congratulations to Joseph Crawford who was just won the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial prize for his monograph Twilight of the Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2013). Joseph came to speak to UH ‘Reading the Vampire’ students about this work earlier in … Continue reading

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Spectral Visions: Grim Fairy Tales

From the Spectral Visions Press at the University of Sunderland comes this new anthology of Gothic reworkings of fairy tales, edited by Colin Younger, designed by David Newton, introduced by Ian Rowan, and with fabulous illustrations by Katie Loyd. Oh, … Continue reading

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Monstrous media/spectral subjects

Catherine Spooner, who has contributed to OGOM since the beginning, has co-edited a new collection of essays with Fred Botting: Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging Gothic from the nineteenth century to the present (from Manchester University Press, who have an excellent Gothic … Continue reading

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Black and Deep Desires: was the ‘dark lady’ of Shakespeare’s sonnets a vampire?

Black and Deep Desires William Shakespeare, Vampire Hunter Shakespeare, the Dark Lady, Guy Fawkes – and vampires! Prof. Graham Holderness (esteemed Shakespeare scholar and Professor of Literature here at the University of Hertfordshire) has embraced the spirit of OGOM and … Continue reading

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CFP Books of Blood: Collaborative Project and Funding Bid

*Extended Deadline – submissions by 1st November 2015* All humans ‘are books of blood—wherever you open us, we’re red’ (Clive Barker). If our bodies are books of blood, then they can be read; we invite such readings and contributions where … Continue reading

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