Tag Archives: Ghosts

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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Supernatural Cities CFP @imaginetheurban

Many of you will remember the fabulous research seminar by Dr Karl Bell on Spring-Heeled Jack: and this conference has developed out of Karl’s supernatural cities project.  I like the Baudelaire and Benjamin  aspect of the CFP and the symposium … Continue reading

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CFP: Promises of Monsters

Temptation comes in the form of this CFP for the conference, ‘Promises of Monsters’ taking place in Stavanger, Norway on the 28th-29th April 2016. Abstracts are due by 15th December 2015.

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A Compendium of Monsters

Over the Halloween period, the Wellcome Collection have put together an online compendium of monsters including the witch, zombie, werewolf, vampire and ghost. Though it’s quite tongue-in-cheek, I always think it is interesting to note what constitutes the stereotype of … 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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UPDATE: Extended Deadline: Monstrous Messengers 17 Aug. 2015

Chapters still required for this collection of essays on ‘supernatural figures in children’s picture books and early readers’, edited by Leslie Ormandy. For this collection, three more papers from any discipline are welcome; however, advantaged are those focusing on a … Continue reading

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Monstrous media/spectral subjects

Catherine Spooner, who has contributed to OGOM since the beginning, has co-edited a new collection of essays with Fred Botting: Monstrous media/spectral subjects: Imaging Gothic from the nineteenth century to the present (from Manchester University Press, who have an excellent Gothic … Continue reading

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Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana

This is the first of three very interesting articles by Maximiliaan van Woudenberg on an important source of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein–the collection of ghost stories in Fantasmagoriana (1812).

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Phantasmagoria : The Dark Side of the Light

A fascinating short film with Mervyn Heard on the spooky spectacle of the late eighteenth-century/early nineteenth-century phantasmagoria and its uncanny foreshadowings of cinematic thrills. If this whets your appetite, come to the OGOM Company of Wolves Conference in September–we will … Continue reading

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17 of March 2015’s Best YA Books

The YA novels listed here look very exciting, and many have a Gothic, paranormal tinge to them, featuring witches, ghosts, and so on. I have to confess to not knowing any of these but I’ll be investigating them!

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