Tag Archives: Vampires

CFP and Events: Lady Caroline Lamb, Byron, and rebellion

A few related items here, centering on Byron and rebellion and including the Byronic vampire. 1. Rebellion, treachery, and glamour: Lady Caroline Lamb’s Glenarvon and the Byronic vampire, The Byron Society, Art Workers Guild, London, April 2022 [full date tba], … Continue reading

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RIP Anne Rice (1941–2021)

I’ve left this a bit late, I know, but I want to express our mourning over Anne Rice, who died 11 December 2021. Rice’s novel Interview with the Vampire (1976) is, as I’m sure you’ll know, a pivotal moment in … Continue reading

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CFPs and Events: Crones, vampires, Alice, Blake, Shelley, Burns Night

An assortment of conference CFPs and calls for articles, plus online events. 1. CFP: Crones, Crime, and the Gothic, In-person Conference, Falmouth University UK, 10-11 June 2022. Deadline: 1 April 2022. Older women have traditionally been portrayed negatively in folklore, … Continue reading

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Lady Caroline Lamb (13 November 1785–25 January 1828) – Byronic vampires and romance

Lady Caroline Lamb, whose birthday it would have been on 13 November (I’m a bit late!), famously judged Lord Byron ‘Mad, bad, and dangerous’, having had a brief and tempestuous affair with him. This relationship inspired her novel Glenarvon (1816), … Continue reading

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Fairies weren’t always cute – they used to drink human blood and kidnap children

Sam George, University of Hertfordshire When most people think about fairies, they perhaps picture the sparkling Tinker Bell from Peter Pan or the other heartwarming and cute fairies and fairy godmothers that populate many Disney movies and children’s cartoons. But … Continue reading

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Gothic Bodies: North West Long Nineteenth Century Seminar 3 November, 2021

Join us in November for the North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar series, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University This Halloween seminar will focus on Gothic bodies from the Romantic period to the early twentieth century. Three speakers will consider the resonances … Continue reading

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CFPs: Fairy tales and fantasy, The Neverending Story, theology, vampires, Asian Gothic, women and Satanism

Quite a few calls here for journal articles and chapters in edited collections. 1. CFP: Fairy Tales and Fantasy Fiction / Contes de fées et Fantasy, Fantasy Art and Studies journal. Deadline: 25 October 2021 (in French or English) For … Continue reading

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Young Adult Gothic Fiction, Vampire Dystopia

Another excellent edited collection which I am grateful to be included in is now out from University of Wales Press: Young Adult Gothic Fiction: Monstrous Selves/Monstrous Others, ed. by Michelle J. Smith and Kristine Moruzi (Cardiff; University of Wales Press, … Continue reading

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Matizes do gótico: Three centuries of Horace Walpole – Two kinds of Romance

I’m very honoured to have my chapter ‘“Two kinds of romance”: Generic hybridity and epistemological uncertainty in contemporary paranormal romance’ included in this beautiful new book from Brazil: Matizes do gótico: três séculos de Horace Walpole, ed. by Júlio França … Continue reading

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Corporeal Creations: Bodily Figurations of Creativity, Online Workshop – 24 March 2021

You are warmly invited to attend the forthcoming workshop “Corporeal Creations: Bodily Figurations of Creativity,” to be held online via Zoom at Tübingen University on 24 March 2021. Please see the program below. The workshop will examine medieval and post-medieval … Continue reading

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