Tag Archives: Sam George

Shadowlands: The Dark Origins of the Victorian Fairy, 17th April, 1.30 online

I will be giving a free online talk for the University of Hertfordshire’s Literature Research Seminar Series on Wed 17 April at 1.30. The concept of gothic has had an association with fairy from its inception; I’ll be exploring how … Continue reading

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Writing the Occult: Vampires, 28th October, 2023 Online

I am thrilled to be part of ‘Writing the Occult: Vampires’; it is taking place online on Saturday 28th October, 1pm-9pm (UK time). It features a wide range of speakers and sessions for writers and readers in the genre including: … Continue reading

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Werewolves and the Gothic: In Search of the Spectre Wolf (22nd October 2022 – London Month of the Dead)

London Month of the Dead is an annual festival of death and the arts supporting London’s magnificent seven cemeteries:  Kensal Green (1832); West Norwood (1837); Highgate (1839); Abney Park (1840); Nunhead (1840); Brompton (1840); Tower Hamlets (1841). The programme this … Continue reading

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The Folkloric Vampire and its English Progeny

I am delighted to announce that I will be speaking at the Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic in Todmorden, Yorkshire on 6th August. My new research is specifically focussed on the intersection between folklore and the gothic, and this … Continue reading

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Congratulations, Prof. Sam George!

It is with great pleasure that I announce the promotion of Sam George to Associate Professorship. I’ve known Sam for many years and for the last ten we have worked together founding and developing the Open Graves, Open Minds Project. … Continue reading

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Gothic Hybridity: Ambiguous Creatures and Ambivalent Morals

The IGA conference 2018  gets underway in Manchester, UK, in just 3 days time. It’s a really important and exciting date in the goth calendar. The conference runs from July 31st to 3rd August.  You can view the full programme here. … Continue reading

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Dracula: An International Perspective (Palgrave Gothic)

Since Dracula is in the news just now following my stint on the BBC World Service  I thought I would mention an essay I wrote on the novel which grew out of OGOM’s collaboration with scholars at the University of … Continue reading

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OGOM Company of Wolves: The Book

Woo hoo. We are proud to present the details of the OGOM Company of Wolves book (MUP, 2017). There are 3 publications in total (one book and two special journal issues) and this is the first. More to follow on the … Continue reading

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