I recently interviewed Dr Bill Hughes of the Open Graves, Open Minds project. We discussed YA fiction, the Byronic hero and the undead lover. He was a delight to talk to. Enjoy what he has to say!
The blog admin interviewed Dr Bill Hughes. Dr Hughes is one of the founders of the Open Graves, Open Minds research project. His research areas are paranormal romance, the Byronic hero and the undead. His latest publication is Open Graves, Open Minds: Representations of Vampires and the Undead from the Enlightenment to the Present. You can follow his blog here.
Q: Can you give us a two sentence summary of what Open Graves, Open Minds (OGOM) is?
A: The Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture Research Project is led by Dr Sam George at the University of Hertfordshire, in collaboration with Dr Bill Hughes. The Open Graves, Open Minds project relates the undead in literature, art, and other media to questions concerning gender, technology, consumption, and social change, and was initiated by a prominent and exciting conference in April 2010.
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