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The Gothic North Art Exhibition Opening Night, Manchester, 7 October 2016

Another overdue posting, I’m afraid: tickets (free!) for the opening night of MMU’s Gothic North Art Exhibition, which is part of their Gothic Manchester Festival (at which both Sam and I will be speaking later in the month) can be … Continue reading

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Soviet Communism and Technological Utopia

The Soviet version of communism was infused with optimism about technology as much as about social transformation. Soviet science fiction expresses this utopianism, and there’s some great artwork here; there’s an imaginative power to these images that goes beyond the … Continue reading

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Images of Witches

This is a very useful article, ‘Where do witches come from?’ on the iconography of witches through the ages, in literature but mainly painting (it was written to accompany an exhibition which has, unfortunately, long finished).

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Fairy Tale Art

A lovely site, Art Passions Fairy Tales, full of fairy tale art and children’s books illustration, featuring all the classic artists such as Arthur Rackham, William Morris, Kay Nielsen, Edmund Dulac, Gustave Doré, and many more, with full versions of … Continue reading

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Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter, RWA, Bristol, 10 Dec 16 – 19 Mar 17

Angela Carter is a key figure in the OGOM Project (as you might guess from the many postings here about her). Her explorations of the marvellous and the fabulous, her intertextuality and play with genres, her concerns with the metamorphoses … Continue reading

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Tessa Farmer’s fairy taxidermy

A piece on Tessa Farmer’s grotesquely Gothic tableaux of some very unpleasant fairies, constructed from insect parts. I find this fascinating and darkly humorous–but very creepy!

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OGOM developments April 2016

Sam and I met up with Kaja yesterday in Café Rouge, St Albans to plan various developments for the OGOM Project. There was much enthusiasm and some exciting ideas will be coming to fruition over the next few months. First … Continue reading

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David Bowie, Neil Gaiman, Yoshitaka Amano

More on the interaction of David Bowie and fantastic literature. If Bowie’s various personae–the masks and images he was constantly recreating and presenting to an audience–can be seen as texts, then they lie in an intertextual relationship with a story … Continue reading

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Review of Gothic Manchester’s ‘What Lies Beneath’

There was a deep irony to my journey north for ‘‘What Lies Beneath’, the symposium to mark the Gothic Manchester Festival because what lay beneath the venue was a very big part of my youth – The Cornerhouse. Cornerhouse was … Continue reading

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CFP Books of Blood: Collaborative Project and Funding Bid

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