Tag Archives: Dr Sam George

Living Frankenstein – On tour with a vampire slaying kit

I will be on tour in May with a vampire slaying kit. First stop UCL on 23rd May and then on to the Bath Literary Festival. Do put the dates in your diary it is going to be such a … Continue reading

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Grave Desires: Samplers, Sensibility and the Language of Flowers

Miranda Lennon has been collecting verses from the graves of eighteenth and nineteenth-century women and embroidering them into beautiful bespoke samplers. The verses, considered mawkish or sentimental by some, convey a beautiful sensibility around death and mourning and preserve the … Continue reading

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Automaton Reads My Vampire Research on Youtube

Amused to find my article for The Conversation ‘How Long Have We Believed in Vampires?’ read by an automaton on Youtube but there is no acknowledgement, nothing to say I wrote it tch!! Well I did! An ironic case of … Continue reading

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Two Sides to Every Story: Wolves Gain A Voice

The debate over the influence of fairy tales and werewolf myths on our perception of the flesh and blood wolf is gaining momentum. See BBC Little Red Riding Hood Hampers Wolf Debate Says Academic This story emphasises our collaboration with … Continue reading

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Bram Stoker and the History of the Vampire’s Reflection 19th October

Hoping to see some of you in London on the 19th October for an early Hallowe’en treat Bram Stoker and the History of the Vampire’s Reflection organised by Royal Holloway Centre for Victorian Studies. This event is free but you need … Continue reading

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Event: Bram Stoker and the History of the Vampire’s Reflection

Join me to view the figure of the vampire through the looking glass of the Victorian age. The evening will include a question and answers session and will be followed by a wine reception. The event takes place at the wonderful … Continue reading

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The Forum ‘Dracula’ BBC Sept 16th

Here’s an up-to-date link to the programme I recorded last week on Dracula. It is broadcast at 20.06 on the 16th September. Do let me know if you enjoy it. Sam http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csv0rt

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Recording Dracula (Part Two)

I spent Tuesday at Broadcasting House recording ‘The Forum’ on Dracula. I was one of three guests representing Dracula scholars from around the world for an international audience for the BBC World Service. Joining me from Canada was Dacre Stoker, … Continue reading

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CFP: OGOM & Supernatural Cities Present: The Urban Weird

To coincide with the eclipse here is the CFP for our next conference! It promises to eclipse all other events….it’s  cosmic! University of Hertfordshire, 6-7 April, 2018 The permanent link for the CFP, with a PDF version available, is here. … Continue reading

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Reading the Vampire: New Critical Studies

It is that time of the year again when I’m anticipating a new run of my ‘Reading the Vampire’ MA module . I’ll be embarking on all the bloodsucking basics with my new MA students in just a few weeks … Continue reading

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