Tag Archives: neo-Victorianism

CFPs and Events: Shirley Jackson, zombie theory, Victorian popular fiction, Angela Carter

Academic and cultural life is still persisting, thankfully. The Gothic creative spirit is resisting Gothic times! So, some announcements here on events, conferences, and edited collections. 1. CFP for an edited collection, Dark Tales: Re-evaluating the Short Fiction of Shirley … Continue reading

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Fairy News: Jeanette Ng, Holly Black, Carnival Row, Queen Mab, and Irish sidhe

the fae are the mythical creatures of the hour. Sometimes they’re portrayed as monstrous, sometimes as tricksters, sometimes as sensuous love interests So says Samantha Shannon, who is herself a superb fantasy novelist. So the next OGOM event, our conference … Continue reading

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CfA: The Victorian Roots of Fantasy

A Call for Articles on the Victorian roots of fantasy for the journal Fantasy Art and Studies (deadline 10 December 2017). Undoubtedly the Victorian era was a fruitful period for the emergence of imaginative fiction. Now, at a moment when … Continue reading

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10 Gothic Gems of Historical Fiction

Here’s an enticing list by Adrian Van Young, ‘10 Gothic Gems of Historical Fiction‘. These novels and stories are another interesting example of what happens when genres meet; the Gothic novel itself was, of course, originally a historical novel of … Continue reading

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CFP: Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again, Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln 25-27 August 2017

Not much time left to respond to this CFP for a steampunk conference, in conjunction with the Asylum Steampunk Festival–deadline 14 April 2017. Despite the development of both science fiction and Neo-Victorian studies, academia has been slow to engage with … Continue reading

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CFP: Space and place in Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture, Lancaster University, 23 June 2017

CFP for a conference at Lancaster University, Space and place in Neo-Victorian Literature and Culture (deadline 30 April 2017): This conference responds to the genre of neo-Victorianism from the perspective of space and place. It aims to probe how a … Continue reading

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CFP: Call for Articles: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Screen Adaptations

And following my last post on Steampunk and Neo-Victorianism, there’s a call here for articles in a collected volume on Victorian and Neo-Victorian Screen Adaptations.

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Steampunk and Neo-Victorianism

The rapid interbreeding of genres around fantastic literature in general but particularly (and this has been my focus) with YA fantasy has found Neo-Victorian/Steampunk in bed with paranormal romance; I’m hoping to write about a couple of novels with this … Continue reading

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