Tag Archives: Folklore

Breaking Through to Faery

Thank you to everyone who attended our Breaking Through to Faery: Re-enchantment and the Gothic Folklore of Fungi event on 19th November. We had 177 bookings and the event sold out after just a few days of the tickets being released! … Continue reading

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OGOM Hallowe’en 2022

OGOM are involved in some very exciting and spooky events this Hallowe’en. We will be distributing our stylish new OGOM postcards as informative souvenirs of the events and our Project. Blood and Celluloid Vampire Film Festival First, on 15 October, … Continue reading

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Events & CFPs: Folktales, Gothic women, monsters, winter tales, Hardy

Various events and CFPs coming up soon. I’ve left this post quite late, sorry, so check dates as some are urgent! 1. English Folktales Lost & Found: Storytelling and Scholarship 5–6pm (BST), 11 October 2022, Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, … Continue reading

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The Folkloric Vampire and its English Progeny

I am delighted to announce that I will be speaking at the Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic in Todmorden, Yorkshire on 6th August. My new research is specifically focussed on the intersection between folklore and the gothic, and this … Continue reading

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Goblin mode: the trend’s mythical origins, and why we should all go ‘vampire mode’ instead

Goblin mode Sam George, University of Hertfordshire “Goblin mode” is taking the current pandemic-ridden world by storm. This state of being is defined by behaviours that feel reminiscent of deep lockdown days – never getting out of bed, never changing … Continue reading

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New links and CFP: Anne Rice, African myth, fantasy journal, Daphne Du Maurier

We’ve added some new links to the OGOM website, expanding its potential as a research tool for students, early career researchers, and established scholars. 1. Sam George on Anne Rice OGOM’s Dr Sam George gave a talk recently on BBC … Continue reading

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Events and CFP: Radcliffe, mermaids, Byron, Gothic Excursions, Haiti and Vodou

Some interesting online events coming up along with some prerecorded ones, plus another Byron CFP. Be warned: the first two events are very soon–Monday and Tuesday! 1. Radcliffe Beyond Udolpho, The Gothic Women Project, 29 November 2021. For the November … Continue reading

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Online Talk: Dr Sam George, Dark Folklore: A Journey into the Botanical Gothic, 19 October 2021

Inspired by the eighteenth-century botanist Tournefort, who voyaged in search of plants and found instead a plague of vampires on the island of Mykonos (1702), Sam George’s botanical studies have taken a gothic turn. Following the publication of Botany, Sexuality and … Continue reading

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Fairy Resources: bibliographies and links to folklore, myth, and romance writing sources

We’ve set up a new page of Resources following the ‘Ill met by moonlight’ conference. It will be a useful page for material on the conference theme of Gothic fairies and will be continually updated. It holds a partial bibliography … Continue reading

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Gothic Fairies Conference 8-11 April – Booking is Open

We are excited to announce that booking has opened for our Gothic Fairies Online Conference  ‘Ill met by moonlight’: Gothic encounters with enchantment and the Faerie realm in literature and culture, 8‒11 April 2021  Full Conference Programme   Keynotes and Activities Booking Link  Fees: … Continue reading

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