Monthly Archives: March 2017

10K Shares for OGOM Wolves and Werewolves Research!!

The university press office have confirmed that we have had a remarkable 10,000 shares for coverage of our Company of Wolves project in The Independent.  This is an astounding testimony to the impact of our wolfish research and is excellent news … Continue reading

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Dissections: The Journal of Contemporary Horror

I’ve just been alerted to the journal Dissections: The Journal of Contemporary Horror, based at the University of Brighton and edited by Gina Wisker. It looks great and I’ve added a link to our list of journals that appears on … Continue reading

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More Buffy

Some more links celebrating the 20th anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Joss Whedon’s ground-breaking show had its antecedents and influences and, in turn, has influenced many high quality programmes since; these two links reveal some of the intertextual relationships … Continue reading

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More Beauty and the Beast

More useful links on ‘Beauty and the Beast’ (see previous posts by Sam and I). First, a short piece by Constance Grady on some of the many various adaptations of the tales, covering Robin McKinley’s Beauty and Rose Daughter, Angela … Continue reading

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Review: Beauty and the Beast, dir. by Bill Condon (Disney, 2017)

Sam and I have been posting on the theme of ‘Beauty and the Beast recently here and here (I am doing research on the tale and will be presenting a paper at the Damsels in Redress conference next month). I … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast: more thoughts

Further to Sam’s post below, I’m writing a paper on YA adaptations of ‘Beauty and the Beast’ for the Damsels in Redress: Women in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Reimaginings at Queen’s University, Belfast (7-8 April), so the tale is very much on … Continue reading

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Fairy Tale Hybridity: What Kind of Animal is Beast in ‘Beauty and the Beast’?

‘Beauty and the Beast’ belongs to the Animal Groom cycle of fairy tales alongside ‘The Frog King’ and ‘Cupid and Psyche’.  I have always been intrigued by what kind of animal Beast is in this tale and my interest was … Continue reading

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The Eyes of My Mother

Kate Timperley has asked me to pass this news on about an intriguing Gothic film soon to be released: I am really happy to let you guys know of a really interesting Gothic horror film that I’ve been working on … Continue reading

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Buffy: 20 years on

Some more interesting pieces on how important Buffy the Vampire Slayer is, twenty years after it was first shown. Lauren O’Callaghan’s article ‘20 years of the Slayer: How Buffy defined a generation of TV and movies‘ explores the series’ originality … Continue reading

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Rimsky-Korsakov, The Snow Queen (Opera North)

I’ve just seen Opera North’s production at The Lowry, Salford of Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera The Snow Maiden, part of a trio of fairy-tale operas that the company are touring with—you can still catch them if you’re quick. There’s a trailer here. … Continue reading

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