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OGOM and the appeal of the mermaid Mermaids (and other fabulous marine creatures such as sirens and selkies) have long been favourite topics with us at OGOM. Three’s something appealing about their ambiguous positioning between human and animal, aquatic and … Continue reading
OGOM are pleased to announce the publication on line of our Educational Packs. If you teach Literature (or related subjects)to sixth-formers or A Level students (or their equivalent internationally), please take a look by following the links below. We really … Continue reading
It is over ten years since Sophie Lancaster and Robert Maltby were attacked in Stubbylee Park, in Lancashire, reputedly for being ‘goths’. Rob, who was punched unconscious and put in a coma by his assailants, eventually recovered (though he suffered … Continue reading
Quite a few CFPs here: Better rush for this one–deadline tomorrow, 15 August: A Cross-Platform Dracula Conference, 17-19 October 2018, Brasov Our aim is to present groundbreaking research on Bram Stoker, his novel Dracula and related topics on a bi-annual … Continue reading
Some invitations to contribute: 1. The Popular Culture Studies Journal is looking for Book Reviewers here. 2. The peer-reviewed e-journal Otherness: Essays and Studies is now accepting submissions for a special issue, forthcoming Spring 2019 – ‘Otherness and the Urban’; … Continue reading
Some more tempting reading lists of YA fiction for you. First, from Penguin Teen, ‘10 YA Characters Who Will Mess with Your Mind‘: a list of novels with unreliable narrators or narrators who unsettle. I would add to this the … Continue reading
Posted slightly late for Hallowe’en, but this essay by Prof. Dale Townshend on the contemporary, post-millennial vampire and what it might stand for is hugely insightful.
And again, Roger Luckhurst! This time, a succinct essay on the significance of Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel Dracula, placing it in the context of late nineteenth-century Britain and anxieties over Empire and otherness.
‘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