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Cats’ Protection: Transylvania Trek

TEAMWORK MAKES THE SCREAM WORK ON THE TRANSYLVANIAN TREK! Cats Protection is looking for intrepid fundraisers to challenge themselves and raise money for cats on a thrilling new fundraising event next September. The Transylvanian Trek is a once-in-a-lifetime, six-day walk … Continue reading

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Another set of Top Ten Shapeshifters (Part 1)

It’s taken me a while to respond to Kaja and Sam’s excellent lists of their top ten shapeshifters (here and here). Here are the first five of my own favourites (not in order of importance). 1. Circe, in Homer, Odyssey … Continue reading

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Shapeshifters and Werecats

I’m still compiling my own top-ten shapeshifters in response to Sam’s and Kaja’s lists, but I came across this paranormal romance about a werecat, and I am very tempted: https://www.amazon.com/Cats-Tale-Melissa-Snark-ebook/dp/B00IVPYACA?ie=UTF8&redirect=true&tag=indautlan-20

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David Bowie, Cat People

We’re not quite in the Company of Wolves, but Bowie’s theme song for Paul Schrader’s 1982 remake of the classic Val Lewton/Jacques Tourneur feline shapeshifting film Cat People (1942) is yet another OGOM link.

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Witchy Vampires

This is a little light, but fun, and a starting point for those who want to explore the folkloric vampire/witch figure from outside the usual Western literary paradigms. (Though calling these kindred bloodsuckers ‘vampire’ and universalising them thus opens up … Continue reading

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Company of Wolves Conference Meeting

A very productive OGOM meeting today, preparing the programme for the Company of Wolves conference in September, with Sam, Kaja, Teddy, Willow, and I. A glorious lunch of sandwiches, tea, and cakes was prepared by Sam.

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Re-wilding the British Lynx and Other Animal Stories at Company of Wolves

The BBC’s debate today about re-wilding the Lynx in the UK is quite pertinent to our Company of Wolves conference. There is a lot of tension around such stories which makes them ripe for discussion in relation to our strand on … Continue reading

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