Tag Archives: The Dead

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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UH Literature Research Seminar Series (January- March 2024)

OGOMERS are cordially invited to join me for the Literature Research Seminar series at the University of Hertfordshire. These take place online once a month on Wednesdays at 1.30. The papers are 35 mins and we have 20 minutes for … Continue reading

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Halloween Fairies

Halloween is supposedly a time when the veil between our world and the shadow world is extremely thin. A time when you are more likely to hear stories of encounters between humans and fairies. Fairies are said to reside in … Continue reading

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‘Fairy Lepidoptera’ at The Dark Side of the Fae: A Fairy Symposium, 30-31 May, 2020

I am delighted to announce that I will be speaking at a two-day symposium on fairy folklore organised by Holly Elsdon at the Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic in Todmorden in May. You can see a brief glimpse of … Continue reading

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50 Words for Snow

You might have noticed that we have a snow theme on our site just now and it was almost snowing in St Albans on my walk today: The novelist Marcus Sedgwick is no stranger to OGOM, some of you will have … Continue reading

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