Tag Archives: John Polidori

In Our Time – Polidori’s ‘The Vampyre’

It’s the Year of the Vampire! A good time to share vampiric projects. In April 2022 I was excited to be a guest on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time alongside Martin Rady (University College London) and Prof. Nick Groom … Continue reading

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2022: The Year of the Vampire

2022 is the YEAR of the VAMPIRE!! 100 years of Nosferatu, 125 years of Dracula, 150 years of Carmilla, 175 of Varney the Vampire, 25 years of Buffy and many more. OGOM has a special focus on vampire studies, so … Continue reading

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CFP and Events: Lady Caroline Lamb, Byron, and rebellion

A few related items here, centering on Byron and rebellion and including the Byronic vampire. 1. Rebellion, treachery, and glamour: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon and the Byronic vampire, The Byron Society, Art Workers Guild, London, 20 April 2022, 6.30-8.00 pm … Continue reading

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Events: Mary Shelley, Octavia Butler, Gothic ocean, Byron, Polidori

Despite the pandemic isolation, scholars in Gothic and allied fields are finding creative ways to keep literary and cultural dialogue flourishing with on-line events. here are a few we’ve noticed: 1. BARS Digital Event: ‘The Late Mary Shelley’, 18 February … Continue reading

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Polidori Vampyre Symposium report

Sorry for the delay, but we’ve finally produced the report on our fabulous symposium for the bicentenary of John Polidori’s The Vampyre, which was held 6-7 April 2019 at Keats House, Hampstead. You can read the report by following this … Continue reading

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Glenarvon, Polidori, and Gothic Romance

OGOM’s recent symposium, ‘Some curious disquiet’: Polidori, the Byronic vampire, and its progeny‘ was a huge success and we’d like to thank again everyone who made it possible, form the brilliant speakers to the very supportive visitors and the staff … Continue reading

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‘Some Curious Disquiet’: Highlights from Polidori, the Byronic Vampire and It’s Progeny, 6th-7th April, Keats House, Hampstead, 2019

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Vampire’s Rebirth

Vampire’s rebirth: from monstrous undead creature to sexy and romantic Byronic seducer in one ghost story Sam George, University of Hertfordshire Victorian physician John Polidori took the vampire out of the forests of eastern Europe, gave him an aristocratic lineage … Continue reading

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Polidori’s Bloodsucking Progeny: Scholars gather to celebrate 200 years of vampire fiction

The first news stories are starting to appear now about our exciting bicentenary event, like this one… To mark the bicentenary of the publication of John Polidori’s gothic tale The Vampyre, academics from across the world will gather at the … Continue reading

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Demon Lovers, Crime, and the Gothic at Bath Spa

I had a great time yesterday at Bath Spa University giving a presentation on the evolution of the Demon Lover in Gothic Romance and paranormal romance. I was invited by my doppelgänger Prof. Bill Hughes and heard a variety of … Continue reading

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