Tag Archives: Goth subculture

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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An Exploration of Eighteenth Century and Victorian Gothic Literature Displays With the Exhibition Curators

If you not yet seen the fabulous Darkness and Light Exhibition on Gothic culture at the John Rylands Library in Manchester, do go if you can. But why not go along to this event on 23 October (15.00-16.00) and see … Continue reading

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CFP – The Dark California: Millennial Concerns in the Contemporary Pop-Cultural Readings of California

This incredibly intriguing CFP has come to the attention of OGOM. It is a request for papers on the subject of The Dark California: Millennial Concerns in the Contemporary Pop-Cultural Readings of California. California is officially nicknamed ‘The Golden State’ and its most … Continue reading

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Gothic Manchester Festival 2015

Just a reminder that this fabulous series of events, Manchester Metropolitan University’s Gothic Festival, is on next week. There is the brilliant Darkness and Light exhibition at the beautifully Gothic John Rylands Library, which has been on a while; there … Continue reading

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Gothic Manchester Festival 2015, 23 October 2015, John Rylands Library, Manchester

The third Gothic Manchester Festival looks very exciting–music, art, events, films, Gothic reading, and a one-day conference (where I will be giving a paper). And it takes place in the beautiful neo-Gothic John Rylands Library. Following the success of the … Continue reading

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Darkness and Light: Exploring the Gothic exhibition, John Rylands Library, Manchester

Being in the centre of Manchester for the first time in months, I thought I’d drop in to the beautiful Victorian neo-Gothic John Rylands Library and see the Darkness and Light: Exploring the Gothic exhibition. It’s very, very good, with … Continue reading

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Gothic in Birmingham: New Show

This looks worth visiting if you are in the Midlands: Gothic in Birmingham: Exhibition and Conference Literature, film, architecture, art, Goth culture and more Tuesday 7 April until Saturday 2 May 2015, Highlight, Level 3, Library of Birmingham All Welcome … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: Teaching the new High School Gothic

‘All over the country’ (in the world of young adult fiction) ‘teenagers who die aren’t staying dead’ (blurb for Generation Dead). This module will interrogate the new high school Gothic, exploring the representation of the undead or living dead in dark … Continue reading

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Review of British Library Gothic Study Day

I’m starting this year by looking backwards towards the end of last year which seems oddly suitable as a scholar of the Gothic. Early in December 2014, though it seems longer ago, I attended the Gothic Study Day at the … Continue reading

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“There is no escape.” Horace Walpole and the terrifying rise of the Gothic

Nick Groom on the trajectory from Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764) to present-day Gothic culture. The rise of the Gothic novel to horror and SF film and Goth music and fashion, with a glance at architecture, are all … Continue reading

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