Tag Archives: Female Gothic

‘Witches’ Brew’ at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, February 2016

It’s not just vampires, werewolves and zombies that draw our interest at OGOM. We are equal opportunity supernatural entities and Sam has certainly been flying the flag for witches. (She has blogged about the ‘The Emergence of the Sympathetic Witch’, … Continue reading

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New Books for the New Year

Happy New Year! And I hope the first Monday of 2016 is treating you well. Though I didn’t get as many books read as I would have liked over the festive period (reading was replaced with eating, running and spending … Continue reading

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A Festive Post on Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Over on our Facebook page, Bill has just shared an article by the AV Club, ‘Buffy the Vampire Slayer staked its claim to a twist on a Christmas classic’. It’s a very thoughtful article on the Season Three episode, ‘Amends’, which … Continue reading

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A Round-Up of the Best YA and Children’s Literature of 2015

The Guardian has written a round-up of the best children’s literature of 2015 (including YA literature). It’s worth looking through for the tales that have Gothic or lupine tropes. There are a few that sprung out for me: Deep Water … Continue reading

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The 25 Best Horror Movies since 2000, A.V. Club

Here’s an intriguing list of the 25 Best Horror Movies since 2000 compiled by the A.V. Club. Now, I don’t watch much horror because I have a weak stomach, an over-active imagination, and a tendency for unpleasant imagery to sear … Continue reading

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Review of ‘Crimson Peak’ (2015)

I have found it difficult to start this review and not just because procrastination is my middle name. In part the difficulty arises in trying to vocalise my disappointment at what had the potential to be an excellent movie and, … Continue reading

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The Dark Arts Journal – Promoting upcoming and emerging voices in the Gothic

Some of you may have noticed a new link on the OGOM blog. However, I also wanted to draw your attention to it in a post. The Dark Arts Journal has just published its first volume, ‘The Gothic Subject’. This … Continue reading

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Twilight, Abstinence and Desire

Following the ten year anniversary of the publication of Twilight (2005), Eva Wiseman has written an article about its presentation of sexuality, chastity and vampiric desire, ‘Vampires, blood and chastity: how Twilight turned teens on’. Though the opening paragraphs were a little suspect, putting … Continue reading

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Are haunted houses the new vampires?

In yesterday’s paper there was a very interesting article by Sarah Hughes entitled ‘Out with vampires, in with haunted houses: the ghost story is back’. Now whilst I do not wish to see the true death of my favourite revenants, … Continue reading

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Tracy Hastie, ‘Leather Clad Heroines and the Monster Within’

An excellent blog post by Tracy Hastie on the ambivalent sexual politics of the female protagonist of paranormal romance/urban fantasy.

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