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CFPs and Events: Horror, Gothic poetry, monstrosity and Romanticism, Gothic books, Georgic Gothic

1. Horror Studies Now: A Two-Day Conference Northumbria University, UK, 30-31 May 2024.Deadline: 31 March 2024 Researchers working in the broad field of “Horror Studies” are invited to submit abstracts about their research for an in-person conference, hosted by the … Continue reading

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Night of the Gorgeous Goth Girls–again!!

This poem was meant as a light-hearted celebration of all things Gothic, and of scholars and students in the field. I crammed in as many tropes, archetypes, characters, and clichés as I could, torturously straining the rhymes on the rack. … Continue reading

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Happy Walpurgisnacht!

I know I’ve posted this previously, but I made some slight changes and additions–my poem celebrating OGOM and Gothic Studies and general witchiness: Night of the Gorgeous Goth Girls: A Paranormal Romance. (for Sam George, Alison Younger, and their students … Continue reading

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Reworking Myth and Fairytale in YA Literature–Again!

If you visit this site often, you’ll know that many of the Gothic and fantastic narratives that OGOM research involve reworkings and rewritings of fairy tales or myths. The transformations and interminglings of genre involved fascinate me on a formal … Continue reading

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CFP: The Shelley Conference, Institute for English Studies, London, 15 September 2017

Call for papers for a one-day conference on Percy Bysse Shelley and Mary Shelley: This one-day conference, held at the Institute for English Studies in central London, and supported by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York, celebrates … Continue reading

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Angela Carter and Christopher Frayling

Some more resources on the ever-fascinating Angela Carter here. There’s a (not entirely enthusiastic) review by Kate Webb in the TLS of Sir Christopher Frayling’s recent collection of essays, Inside the Bloody Chamber: On Angela Carter, the Gothic, and Other … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Review

I’ve recently been following this journal, Fairy Tale Review, on Twitter; it looks a valuable source for all those interested in fairy tale and in fiction or poetry derived from that genre. I’ve added a permanent link on the Blogroll … Continue reading

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Some aural and visual delights to feed your Gothic needs …

Quite a few excellent sources have recently been posted on the OGOM Facebook page. For those of you who are not Facebookers, I thought I would collect them together for your delight, delectation, and education. Firstly there is this useful … Continue reading

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How Did I Choose Me My Witchcraft Kin? My Past and Future in Witches

‘My Nannie says I’m a child of sin. How did I choose me my witchcraft kin?’ (Waterhouse, ‘The Magic Circle’, 1886, thanks to Janette for this) I found myself in the north of England at the weekend for the Gothic … Continue reading

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Spectral Visions: The Creative Journey

The Spectral Visions group of Gothic researchers at the University of Sunderland have started a new blog to document their creative activities. Dr Alison Younger and Jenah Colledge very kindly asked me to contribute, so I’ve written a frivolous Walpurgisnacht … Continue reading

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