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Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 10 Dec 2016-19 Mar 2017

It’s rare that I don’t post anything on Angela Carter. And so here’s an event, or series of events, in Bristol on Carter that looks really amazing: Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter. There’s an exhibition of works that … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales, feminism, and strangeness

A handful of interesting items on fairy tale here. First, a very scholarly but readable and fascinating account of the classic English fairy tale, ‘Mr Fox’ (a Bluebeard variant). Then, there’s a review, ‘A Dwarf Becomes a Wolf Girl in … Continue reading

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Book: Gina Wisker, Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction: Carnival, Hauntings and Vampire Kisses

This new book by Gina Wisker, Contemporary Women’s Gothic Fiction: Carnival, Hauntings and Vampire Kisses, looks marvellous. It covers Angela Carter and vampires–two topics that always whet my OGOM appetite–but many other aspects of contemporary women’s Gothic too. I really … Continue reading

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Angela Carter and the Gothic

Once more, something on Angela Carter. This is an excellent essay by Greg Buzwell on the interplay between Gothic and fairy tale in Carter’s The Bloody Chamber from the British Library’s Discovering Literature pages (a fabulous resource). Buzwell discusses such … Continue reading

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Decadent fairy tales

Here’s a review of a fascinating-looking new collection of fairy tales by French decadent writers around the fin de siècle. The editors say Nearly a century before postmodern fairytales by Margaret Atwood, AS Byatt, Angela Carter and others upend fairytale … Continue reading

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Angela Carter Online

I make no apologies for posting yet again on Angela Carter; she is, I think, one of the most important and most accomplished writers in English of the twentieth century. She escapes genre, but is imbricated with all the genres … Continue reading

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Angela Carter: Wolves and other beasts

I won’t apologise for another post on the brilliant Angela Carter! This is an excellent article by Kat Ellinger on the wonderful Neil Jordan/Angela Carter collaboration The Company of Wolves. It shows how the source material of the film derives … Continue reading

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Angela Carter’s Life and Works, British Library, 24 November 2016

Angela Carter is a presiding spirit over the OGOM Project: of interest to us for her werewolves and vampires, her transmutation of fairy tales and other texts, and because she was such a powerful and important writer. A new biography … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Films

Some interesting recommendations here of ten fairy tale films that are not so mainstream. I’ve seen five of these, and am intrigued by the rest. Adaptations of Grimm, Perrault, and Andersen appear, of course, but also tales from the Arabian … Continue reading

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Fairy tale and the bizarre

A very stimulating essay here by Tobias Carroll, ‘Why we love weird fairy tales’, tracing the career of the unsettling imagery found in the original fairy tale–here, particularly Giambattista Basile’s seventeenth-century collection The Tale of Tales. Carroll then shows the … Continue reading

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