Tag Archives: folk Gothic

OGOM: Fearful Fens

Thanks to Kaja for initiating the fabulous #FearfulFens during May.  Some really interesting and fun research came out of this and you can catch up via our Twitter ‘moment’ below. Our new hashtag for June is the deliciously wicked #TheFallen. … Continue reading

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Folk Gothic and Folk Noir

We’ve mentioned the growing interest in folk Gothic a couple of times on this site, where the darkness of Gothic narrative roots itself in folk traditions (or invented replicas of such traditions). Folklore, too, interests us in the form of … Continue reading

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Folk Horror Revival

Folk Horror is a category of Gothic which seems to be getting a lot of attention these days. There’s an exciting new web site, Folk Horror Revival, devoted to the topic, paying particular attention to the musical aspects of this … Continue reading

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Contemporary Gothic Study Day, Lancaster University, 20 May 2016

This looks like a brilliant day on contemporary Gothic at Lancaster University, organised by Catherine Spooner’s Gothic scholars and featuring Emma McEvoy (University of Westminster) and the award-winning novelist Andrew Michael Hurley. In addition, there are papers on a wide … Continue reading

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Burn the Witch

I’ve just been alerted to this by a friend. The music alone is wonderful; the subject and the brilliant video make it a must for OGOM. We were chatting below about disco and Gothic; Sam commented there about folk Gothic … Continue reading

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CFP: BBEC Conference, University of Timișoara, Romania, 23th-25th June, 2016

I am pleased to announce that I am one of the Keynote Speakers at the Second International Conference ‘Beliefs and Behaviours in Education and Culture’ (BBEC) at the West University of Timișoara in Romania on 23th-25th June 2016. Professor Clive Bloom  will also … Continue reading

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Police issued guidelines on how to behave while trapped in a wicker man

I’m a big fan of the Daily Mash especially as a bit of light relief when reading anything dense. This article, ‘Police issued guidelines on how to behave while trapped in a wicker man’, is an oldie but a goodie and … Continue reading

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CFPs and Talks

This an admin-esque post just drawing people’s attention to some CFPs and a talk that might be of interest to our followers. Firstly, there is a CFP for the Victorian Popular Fiction Association which will be holding its conference from … Continue reading

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‘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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Folk Gothic: Polish Vampires Helped into their Graves by Hoards of Villagers and Their Pitch Forks

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