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CFP: Northern Osmosis: Literary Viscosity as Material Solidarity, 11-13 April 2019, Simon Fraser University

This is a CFP for a lab on viscosity at IONA: Early Medieval Studies on the Islands of the North Atlantic transformative networks, skills, theories, and methods for the future of the field. The IONA conference is held 11-13 April … Continue reading

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Vegan Vampires (or How to Make Human Blood with Beetroot Juice)

I have a confession to make: I’m incredibly squeamish. This is not a problem in itself but if you interests include monsters, especially vampires, piercings and tattoos, announcing that you get woozy at the sight of blood causes a few … Continue reading

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Blood and Mermaids: Limerick 2016

If our bodies are books of blood, then they can be read; we invite such readings and contributions where blood is the signifier. We are also interested in the analyses and representation of the literal presence of blood in our … Continue reading

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The Bram Stoker International Film Festival

Tickets are now one sale for ‘The Bram Stoker International Film Festival’ (27th-30th October 2016). Certainly an event to get your fangs into!

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Gothic Blooms: The Dark Sunflower

Following my post on Bloody and Monstrous Flowers. I thought I would picture my gothic sunflower. I have grown black tulips in the past but this is much more beautiful and surprising. I have commented on flowers that are thought … Continue reading

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Bloody and Monstrous Flowers: These Tulips Should Be Behind Bars

There has been a lot of discussion about Poppies recently in relation to remembrance. I was outed as a botanist by a  journalist in The Independent  at the OGOM Company of Wolves conference because of my earlier work Botany, Sexuality … Continue reading

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The Cinematic History of Fake Blood

Claret, the red stuff, gore, ichor, life fluid, strawberry jam, protesters free-bleeding at the gates of parliament. It seems like blood is everywhere. Pertinent given the conversations that I have been having with Sam regarding the Books of Blood project on … Continue reading

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Britain’s Medieval Vampires – Review

Last night I caught up with ‘Britain’s Medieval Vampires’ on Channel 4. The programme looked at a number of ‘deviant’ burials which had occurred in the Anglo-Saxon period in Britain and related them to a 12th-century text, the ‘Life and … Continue reading

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Real-Life Vampires

In the run-up to Halloween there have been quite a few articles published on the subject of things that go bump in the night. This includes quite a few on the subject of real-life vampires: to be clear, these are … Continue reading

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Carmilla Web Series

During a quick Halloween inspired Pinterest session, I stumbled across a web series called ‘Carmilla’ (2014 – ?) based on the novel of the same name by Sheridan Le Fanu. The sapphic undercurrents of the original text are laid bare in … Continue reading

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