Tag Archives: Spring-heeled Jack

Folklore and Fiction: Hybrid Creatures from the Owl Man to the Demon Dog

I am always pleased to find references to English folklore so I just wanted to make mention of this lively and accessible article by Nic Rigby from the BBC site. Serpents, Owl Men and Demon Dogs discusses the way British writers have … Continue reading

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OGOM meets Spring-Heeled Jack- the slides

Dr Karl Bell has very kindly forwarded the slides to his Spring-Heeled Jack talk and you can view them here:  Open Graves talk PP Kaja and I particularly enjoyed SHJ’s appearance on New Port Arch in Lincolnshire  (Lincoln is her home … Continue reading

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‘Spring-Heeled Jack and the ersatz Victorian Vampire’: Dr Karl Bell, 6th May, University of Hertfordshire

Dr Karl Bell will be in dialogue with OGOM on 6th May at the University of Hertfordshire where he will present his research into  Spring-Heeled Jack and the Victorian vampire myth. His talk is entitled: – ‘”His eyes resembled red … Continue reading

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‘The Terror of London’: Spring-heeled Jack and the Victorian Metropolitan Press, 29 January 2015, The Vaults Bar, Dirty Dicks, London

Karl Bell gives a talk on Spring-heeled Jack, the monster of Victorian urban legend who was further disseminated by melodramas and penny dreadful, and perhaps fuelled the development of vampire fiction (through Varney and other figures). For more information, the … Continue reading

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