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!”
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“Upgrade, Chapters and a PhD Project, Oh my!” New Year Update 2022
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″
Midlands Network of Popular Culture – Annual Forum – 19th August 2021 (12:30-19:15)
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)”
Dark Economies: Anxious Futures, Fearful Pasts – 21st-23rd 2021
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”
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!”
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