Repository: talks and papers

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Bill Hughes, ‘Rebellion, treachery, and glamour: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon and the Byronic vampire‘, talk given for The Byron Society, 20 April 2022. Slides here as PDF; the numbers in square brackets in the talk correspond to the slide numbers. (Note: This is an expanded version of the talk below at OGOM’s Polidori Symposium.)

Bill Hughes, ‘Rebellion, treachery, and glamour: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon and the progress of the Byronic vampire‘, ‘Some curious disquiet’: Polidori, the Byronic vampire, and its progeny: A symposium for the bicentenary of The Vampyre, Keats House, Hampstead, 6-7 April 2019

Bill Hughes, ‘“Two kinds of romance”: generic hybridity and mongrel monsters from Gothic novel to Paranormal Romance‘, International Gothic Association 2018 – Gothic Hybridities: Interdisciplinary, Multimodal and Transhistorical Approaches, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, 31 July-3 August 2018

Bill Hughes, ‘Loving the corpse, becoming the wolf: identity, assimilation, and agency in Daniel Waters’s Generation Dead and Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver‘, Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives, University of Northampton, 16 December 2017

Bill Hughes, ‘Beauty and Beastliness: Intertextuality, genre mutation, and utopian possibilities in paranormal romance‘, Damsels in Redress: Women in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Reimaginings, Queen’s University Belfast, 7-8 April 2017

Bill Hughes, Boreal Magic: Snow Queens, Frozen Landscapes, and Restoring Equilibrium in Paranormal Romance, public talk at ‘The Gothic North’ symposium, Gothic Manchester Festival, Manchester Metropolitan University, 22 October 2016

Bill Hughes, Landscapes of Romance: Generic Boundaries and Epistemological Dialectics in the Paranormal Romance of Julie Kagawa’s The Iron King, Reading the Fantastic: Tales beyond Borders, University of Leeds, 23-25 April 2015

Bill Hughes, ‘Two kinds of romance’: generic hybridity and epistemological uncertainty in contemporary paranormal romance, Gothic: Culture, Subculture, Counterculture, St Mary’s University College, Twickenham, and Strawberry Hill House, 8-9 March 2013

Bill Hughes, ‘I too can love”: Genre, Knowledge, and Dracula’s Romantic Progeny, OGOM Bram Stoker Centenary Symposium, Keats House, Hampstead, 20-21 April 2012