Hi all, on the 19th August 2021, my colleagues at the Midlands Network of Popular Culture are going to be hosting their annual forum – a free one day online event showcasing the latest research within the field of popular culture. With some great talks including an keynote from the distinguished professor Ken Gelder onContinue reading “Midlands Network of Popular Culture – Annual Forum – 19th August 2021 (12:30-19:15)”
Phew, I did it. Somehow. The last few months have been, shall we say, a tad hectic here at the monstrous folklore HQ (or should it be, wolf’s den – I dunno). Not only did I get married last month (Thank you, thank you!) and go on our honeymoon to Whitby, we also discovered thatContinue reading “Dark Economies: Anxious Futures, Fearful Pasts – 21st-23rd 2021”
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)”
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”
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”
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!”
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