In the Open Graves, Open Minds Project, we unearthed depictions of the vampire and the undead in literature, art, and other media, before embracing shapeshifters and other supernatural beings and their worlds. OGOM opens up questions concerning genre, gender, hybridity, cultural change, and other realms. The Project extends to all narratives of the fantastic, the folkloric, the fabulous, and the magical.
Friends and followers of OGOM are very likely to have come across the work of Dr David Lavery, who has recently died after a brief illness. I never met Dr Lavery, but know of his pioneering work in the study … Continue reading →