For centuries, the monstrous figure of the werewolf has stood as an iconic figure of folklore and popular horror fiction. Yet, what do we really know about the traditions associated with this fantastical creature? In a special Halloween program, folklore researcher and werewolf expert, Craig Thomson will take guests on a deep dive through theContinue reading ““Howling at the Moon”: A History of Werewolves – An Free online talk hosted by the Wolf Conservation Centre!”
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)”
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”
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”
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