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The Little Mermaid and exclusion

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

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Events and CFP: Radcliffe, mermaids, Byron, Gothic Excursions, Haiti and Vodou

Some interesting online events coming up along with some prerecorded ones, plus another Byron CFP. Be warned: the first two events are very soon–Monday and Tuesday! 1. Radcliffe Beyond Udolpho, The Gothic Women Project, 29 November 2021. For the November … Continue reading

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CFPs: Dark Economies, Lovecraft Country, Zombies

Some excitng CFPs for conferences here–the deadline for ‘Dark Econimies’ is very soon, so hurry! 1. ‘Dark Economies: Anxious Futures, Fearful Pasts‘, Falmouth University, UK, 7-9 July 2021. A face-to-face conference! Deadline: 1 February 2021. The present is dark. With … Continue reading

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BAME Gothic Studies – PhD funding opportunity

OGOM’s recent ‘The Black Vampyre and Other Creations: Gothic Visions of New Worlds’ event, which took place as part of the nationwide Being Human festival, was a huge success. ‘The Black Vampyre’ (1819) itself is a rather odd and ambivalent … Continue reading

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CFPs & Events: Gothic and contagion, fantasy and theology, Vampfest, disease, Ellen Kushner

A mixture of CFPs, calls for articles, and events concerning the Gothic and the fantastic. 1. Gothic in a Time of Contagion, Populism and Racial Injustice, Online March 2021 (date to be confirmed), Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, Canada. Deadline: … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender and Horror edited collection

A call for articles for a proposed edited collection on gender and horror. Deadline end of May. This edited collection aims to re-examine horror in an era of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings. There have been many developments in the horror … Continue reading

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CFA: Critical Essays on ‘American Horror Story’

A call for proposed chapters for an edited book on ‘American Horror Story ‘ (2011-) has been released. Taken from the original CFA, the details are as follows: ‘American Horror Story is an anthology horror series created by Ryan Murphy and Brad … Continue reading

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Octavia Butler’s ‘Fledgling’ and Queer Black Vampire Mythology

For my sins, I have not read Octavia Butler’s Fledgling (2005). However this article ‘Fledgling and Queer Black Vampire Mythology’, part of Autostraddle’s ‘Hidden Gems of Queer Lit’ series, makes me think I may need to get hold of a copy,

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Roger Luckhurst, ‘From Dracula to The Strain: Where do vampires come from?’

A brilliant, concise overview of the origins of contemporary vampire narratives by Prof, Roger Luckhurst of Birkbeck College, London. He traces the vampire story from the Eats European accounts in the eighteenth-century through Polidori, Varney the Vampire, ‘Carmilla’ and (inevitably) … Continue reading

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CFP Books of Blood: Collaborative Project and Funding Bid

*Extended Deadline – submissions by 1st November 2015* All humans ‘are books of blood—wherever you open us, we’re red’ (Clive Barker). If our bodies are books of blood, then they can be read; we invite such readings and contributions where … Continue reading

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