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”
Category Archives: Gothic Fiction
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”