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! As it’s the new year, I thought I’d drop by to provide you all with a short update as to all the happenings here at the Wolf’s Den. Needless to say, it has been quite busy since my last update! Since the last time I spoke, I’m delighted to say that I’ve becomeContinue reading ““Upgrade, Chapters and a PhD Project, Oh my!” New Year Update 2022″
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!”
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”
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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