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Coffin Boffin
Convener Open Graves, Open Minds project . Gothicist & Botanist. Vampires, Werewolves, Angels, Yōkai. Dark Folklore, Animal Studies.
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Coffin Boffin 4h
something vampiric going on here:-)
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Coffin Boffin 6h
Our Halloween is tour getting lots of coverage - only a small handful of places left so be quick and book via our website if you are planning on coming along!!
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Coffin Boffin 13h
today writing an article on unearthing the English vampire for The Conversation. Deadline Thursday if am to make the Halloween issue.....eek
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
DICK WHITTINGTON’S CAT. Legendary English feline, began life in a C16th theatrical, a ballad, then a chapbook; had his tale retold by Andrew Lang, 1889, 1905, was popularised as a puppet, found fame in C19th pantomime, and is memorialised in a statue on Highgate Hill
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Coffin Boffin Oct 21
Thank you...we hope folks will like it!
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Open Graves & Minds Oct 21
Something to Howl About: OGOM Gothic Studies Special Issue, 'Werewolves and Wildness' via
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Coffin Boffin Oct 21
Thank you. Yes, I do have one or two articles that need a home. Will look at your guidelines.
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Open Graves & Minds Oct 19
Booking Now Supernatural Halloween Tour - winged skulls, grotesque carvings, succubi, ancient dragons, vampire graves, witches, devils's dyke wizard, wicca communities & more. Only a few places remain. Dark details here:
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
Thanks it might be a bit controversial but certainly interesting re: heritage. Maybe the Irish Gothic Journal or would like a special issue on hertitage and tourism in relation to gothic writers. It's fascinating!
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
Thanks that is very helpful. I will look yes.
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
By the way here is my piece on the Dublin Writer's Museum for the OGOM blog - be really interested in any thoughts or if you think I could write a journal article on it re: gothic tourism
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
Yes, I am a fan of the Celtic Twilight movement - re-read Yeats & Gregory in Dublin last year. Love Yeats on writers of English fairy literature 'beautifully masquerading'. 'Nobody ever believed in such fairies […] nobody ever laid new milk on their door stop for them' ooh.
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
Replying to @Prof_Ford_Smith
Wonderful - do you have a date for this particular publication? There are so many editions and variants its a minefield. I look at Piper re-tellings in my own research and links to Transylvania.
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Louise Benson James Oct 20
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
Hi it's from Lady Francesca Wilde, Ancient Legends, Mystic Charms, and Superstitions of Ireland (1887). We were talking about when Christianity starts to inform Celtic myth in relation to fairies - its complex. Nuances get lost on Twitter. 1-7 discussion points not absolutes:-)
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
Replying to @Geryonsback
Aww I have one or 2 have lent some out and never got them back!
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
DICK WHITTINGTON’S CAT. Legendary English feline, began life in a C16th theatrical, a ballad, then a chapbook; had his tale retold by Andrew Lang, 1889, 1905, was popularised as a puppet, found fame in C19th pantomime, and is memorialised in a statue on Highgate Hill
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
Replying to @Geryonsback
Thanks...let me know if you remember which one...
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Coffin Boffin Oct 20
Replying to @Geryonsback
I like that idea!
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Coffin Boffin Oct 19
WHY THE SEA IS SALT. Norwegian folk tale retold by Andrew Lang, Blue Fairy Book, 1889. A poor man visits 'Dead Man's Hall' on Xmas eve and is given a magic hand mill by the devil. It will not stop producing salt and is thrown to the bottom of the sea where it is still grinding!
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