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Events and CFPs: Vampires, pedagogy, Candyman, folk horror, Gothic adaptation, Gothic women

Quite a diverse selection here of CFPs, forthcoming events, and resources; OGOM’s Dr Sam George and Dr Bill Hughes discussing vampiric matters among them! 1. Polidor’s The Vampyre, In Our Time, Radio 4, 9.00/21.30, 7 April 2022 Melvyn Bragg and … Continue reading

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Events for Hallowe’en and elsewhen: Gothic bodies, Gothic nature, Lud-in-the-Mist, Irish women, YA and COVID, Melmoth

Some spookily exciting events coming up soon for Hallowe’en (and afterwards too): 1. North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar series, hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University (on line), 3 November 2021, 16:30 – 19:00 GMT. OGOM’s Dr Sam George will be talking … Continue reading

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Events: Crawling Horrors, Gothic Revolutions

Two exciting events coming up soon. 1. The first is from OGOM’s own Daisy Butcher, in collaboration with Janette Leaf. They are promoting their new book, Crawling Horrors, and this is one of several events–more news to come. The book … Continue reading

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CFPs: Vampires, Gothic feminism, zombies, youth horror, creative work

A set of conference CFPs and call for articles: 1. Academic Vampire Conference: Hammer, Highgate, and the Vampire, 10-13 July 2019, Lauderdale House, Highgate Village. Deadline: 3 May 2019. The University of South Wales, in association with the IVFAF, calls … Continue reading

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Horror and Dark Fantasy, by Women and in Translation

Two very useful reading lists here. The first, Women of Horror, Dark Fantasy, and the Weird: A Recommended Reading List, lists tales, novels, and even poetry from those genres and looks intriguingly non-mainstream. Then, a list of Horror in Translation from … Continue reading

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Feminism and the Cinematic Vampire

An excellent article by Genevieve Valentine, ‘How the vampire became film’s most feminist monster‘ on the female vampire in cinema, tracing the figure through shifts in feminist perspectives. Valentine says, ‘Vampirism is a charmingly reliable metaphor for a particular brand … Continue reading

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Images of Witches

Some excellent articles on witches today. First, Chloe Buckley, in ‘Hag, temptress or feminist icon? The witch in popular culture‘, looks at images of witches in popular culture, both positive and disparaging. She notes the contemporary feminist rehabilitation of the … Continue reading

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CFP: Gender and Horror edited collection

A call for articles for a proposed edited collection on gender and horror. Deadline end of May. This edited collection aims to re-examine horror in an era of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings. There have been many developments in the horror … Continue reading

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Conference review: Damsels in Redress: Women in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Reimaginings, Queen’s University Belfast, 7-8 April 2017

At last I’ve managed to review the ‘Damsels in Redress: Women in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Reimaginings’ conference at Queen’s University Belfast which I attended recently. My thanks to the organisers, Lisa Kennedy, Amy Finlay, and Christina Collins for such an inspiring … Continue reading

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More Beauty and the Beast

More useful links on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (see previous posts by Sam and I). First, a short piece by Constance Grady on some of the many various adaptations of the tales, covering Robin McKinley’s Beauty and Rose Daughter, Angela … Continue reading

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