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Haunted Landscapes Conference: Sam George Keynote ‘This Spectred Isle: Werewolves and the English Eerie in Contemporary UK Myth’, 6 July 2023

Delighted to reveal that I have been invited to give a keynote at Haunted Landscapes: Nature, Super-Nature, and Global Environments Conference: Falmouth University, 4-6 July 2023. The event is produced in Association with Falmouth University’s Dark Economies Research Group. I … Continue reading

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A British Werewolf Scholar on YouTube

As part of OGOM’s foray into the real world during Spooky Season, Dr Kaja Franck will be part of two-part Monstrum special on werewolves for PBS’ YouTube channel Storied. The first episode will be released on 21st October – following … Continue reading

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UK Werewolf Hauntings: Are We Living in Gothic Times?

In the opening decades of the twenty-first century, with Trump in the White House and Brexit on the horizon, Angela Carter’s famous assertion of 1974 that ‘we live in Gothic times’ has never been more apt. This theme of ‘Gothic … Continue reading

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‘Valley of Shadows’ Trailer – A werewolf film?

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the trailer for Valley of Shadows, a Scandinavian Gothic tale directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen. From the trailer, it appears that the narrative follows a young boy whose community is plagued by a series of attacks on sheep … Continue reading

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The Making of ‘An American Werewolf in London’

This is a very interesting, albeit brief, article from The Guardian on the making of An American Werewolf in London (1981). I particularly enjoy the comment about making it look painful. During the ‘Company of Wolves’ conference, my mother watched the transformation scene in … Continue reading

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Top 21st Century Werewolf Narratives

A discussion with Sam about what I thought were the most important werewolf texts of the 21st century led me to compile the following. It was surprisingly difficult. Firstly, there is an absolute glut of werewolves popping up in all … Continue reading

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Wif-Wolves and Feminists

On Friday, The Conversation published an excellent essay about feminism and werewolves, ‘Friday essay: the female werewolf and her shaggy suffragette sisters’, by Jazmina Cininas. (If you’re wondering why I used ‘wif-wolves’ in my title read this article ‘Fun with Etymology – … Continue reading

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Werewolf-Repelling Soap

This is something to get into a lather about: Pojo soaps have created a werewolf repelling soap. If you’re more concerned about something sucking your blood rather than ripping you apart, they also do an anti-vampire soap, as well as … Continue reading

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Dorian Gray as Evil Essex Werewolf

Just when my research has turned to English werewolves this comes along. Thanks to Kaja for alerting me to this wacky wilderness Wilde/werewolf mash up. My first thoughts are what is Dorian doing in Epping Forest he is such an … Continue reading

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Open Graves, Open Minds reporting on the Werewolf of Hull

Yesterday I was interviewed for the Mark Forrest Show which was doing a segment on the Werewolf of Hull or, as it is now commonly referred to, ‘Old Stinker’. You can listen to my five minutes of fame here. (I’m … Continue reading

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