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YA Gothic at ‘Investigating Identities’ (2): Identity, Agency, Assimilation and Paranormal Romance

Following on from Sam’s post on her keynote talk for the Investigating Identities in Young Adult YA Narratives symposium at the University of Northampton on 16 December, I thought I should post a synopsis of the paper I’ll be presenting … Continue reading

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CFP: Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives, 13 December 2017, The University of Northampton

This symposium on Investigating Identities in Young Adult (YA) Narratives offers opportunities for researchers in YA Gothic and fantastic genres, which is a core part of OGOM’s own research. OGOM’s Dr Sam George will be delivering a plenary on identity … Continue reading

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Catherine Spooner on Goth Culture

The brilliant Dr Catherine Spooner of Lancaster University (who has been an inspirational contributor to the OGOM Project from its inception) gives an erudite and fascinating interview on Goth culture here:

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CFP: Re-orienting the Fairy Tale, Kanagawa University, Japan, 29-30 March 2017

This conference on Re-orienting the Fairy Tale, subtitled ‘Contemporary Fairy-Tale Adaptations across Cultures’, looks wonderful and covers the area of research I’m concentrating on at the moment–fairy tale adaptation in various media is a key concern of all of us … Continue reading

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Marina Warner, ‘Angela Carter: fairy tales, cross-dressing and the mercurial slipperiness of identity’

Always fascinating, Marina Warner explores the themes of metamorphosis and identity, fairy tales and cross-dressing in the works of Angela Carter, drawing on the archives at the British Library. Angela Carter, as we have said before, is a writer central … Continue reading

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CFP: Trans-states: The Art of Crossing Over

The University of Northampton is hosting a conference called ‘Trans-states: The Art of Crossing Over’ (9th-10th September 2016). Abstracts and proposals of 250-300 words should be sent in by the 20th March 2016. Further details can be found here.

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OGOM Company of Wolves Conference: Extended Call for Papers

OGOM: ‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Sept 3rd-5th 2015 Extended Call for Papers and Panels OGOM is extending its call for papers for its … Continue reading

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Sarah Hentges, ‘Girls on fire: political empowerment in young adult dystopia ‘

More ideas to add to the debate around YA dystopias which I’ve posted about recently. In this article, Sarah Hentges argues that images of young women in these currently very popular novels and films are positive and ’empowering’. She also … Continue reading

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