Gothica: Myths and Monsters – 17th June 2021 (5-7pm)

On Thursday 17th June 2021, the Gothica reading group at the University of Birmingham will be hosting an online session entitled Myths and Monsters, which will include two short papers by Rhys James Jenkins (University of Birmingham) and myself. For anyone interested in joining, feel free to tweet or email the following links: Twitter: @GOTHICA_UOBContinue reading “Gothica: Myths and Monsters – 17th June 2021 (5-7pm)”

“New Year, New Moon” – An update on my PhD project!

Happy New Year! Well, as much as it can be with the current lockdown rules now being placed across the United Kingdom. With not an end in sight, I thought it perhaps useful to give you all a bit of an update on my current PhD project. I’m hoping to do these every 6 monthsContinue reading ““New Year, New Moon” – An update on my PhD project!”

“The figure leaps with one bound onto a wall…” – A Secret Kept (1894) and the urban mythology of Spring-heeled Jack

01-08-2020 – Craig Thomson “The figure leaps with one bound onto a wall, and when the policeman is trying to follow the figure leaps down upon him, and seizes him by the throat.” “He trembles continually, and is also continually talking of a flash of green fire that came from the eyes of the personContinue reading ““The figure leaps with one bound onto a wall…” – A Secret Kept (1894) and the urban mythology of Spring-heeled Jack”

The Subterranean Gothic – Special Edition of Revenant: Obscene Surfacings and the Subterranean Gothic

There is an exciting new Call for Papers for the Revenant Journal, focusing on Subterranean Gothic (See original posting: Here). I have copied the posting below for ease, but please go on to visit the website http://www.revenantjournal.com and https://joanpassey.wordpress.com/the-subterranean-gothic/ from further information! Special Edition of Revenant: Obscene Surfacings and the Subterranean Gothic Deadline for abstract submissions:Continue reading “The Subterranean Gothic – Special Edition of Revenant: Obscene Surfacings and the Subterranean Gothic”

“Mrs Stone: Sussex Vampire, Revenant or Both?” – The Room in the Tower (1912) -by E. F. Benson

23/06/2020 – Craig Thomson ‘I knew you would come to the room in the tower.’ it said. ‘I have been long waiting for you. At last you have come. Tonight we shall feast; before long we will feast together.’ -E. F. Benson, The Room in The Tower (1912) Of all the famous Late 19th andContinue reading ““Mrs Stone: Sussex Vampire, Revenant or Both?” – The Room in the Tower (1912) -by E. F. Benson”

The Folklore Podcast Lectures – Upcoming July and August events!

Hello all – I thought it best to use this time to promote what looks to be two very exciting lectures that are coming up from THE FOLKLORE PODCAST in July and August. The first event will be on Saturday July 18, where Podcast creator and host Mark Norman will discuss Black Dog folklore andContinue reading “The Folklore Podcast Lectures – Upcoming July and August events!”

Welcome to Monstrous Folklore!

Hello everyone and welcome to MonstrousFolklore.com, a research website dedicated to the study of folklore (and the folkloresque) monsters and Gothic fiction!