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Images of Witches

Some excellent articles on witches today. First, Chloe Buckley, in ‘Hag, temptress or feminist icon? The witch in popular culture‘, looks at images of witches in popular culture, both positive and disparaging. She notes the contemporary feminist rehabilitation of the … Continue reading

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Popular Fiction Research Hub

There’s a great Facebook group for all those interested in popular fiction–the Popular Fiction Research Hub. The organisers, Lisa Fletcher, Beth Driscoll, and Kim Wilkins, describe it as : A meeting place for people interested in research about the writing, … Continue reading

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CFA: ‘Exploring Teen Wolf’

The following CFA has been released for a collection on MTV’s Teen Wolf to be published by McFarland Press. ‘Looking for papers for an essay collection on the MTV television show Teen Wolf, with an emphasis on the most recent seasons. This … Continue reading

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Angela Carter, Fairytales and Adaptation

Yesterday morning I noticed that #UpdateAFairytale was trending on Twitter. Of course I jumped right on board and had a merry time thinking up increasingly bizarre possibilities for contemporary fairy tales. Cinderella as a feminist campaigner against modern day slavery, … Continue reading

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More Furry and Fairytale Fashion

Following on from my post on wolfish nails or ‘furry manicures’, a colleague shared a blogpost on the subject, ‘Nothing about her is human except that she is not a wolf’. There are some lovely ideas in this brief blog … Continue reading

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CFP: Death and Culture

The CFP for the conference ‘Death and Culture’ (Thursday 1st September 2016, University of York) has been released. Abstracts and a brief biography should be received by 1st April 2016.

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Science and the Evolutionary Monster

I really enjoyed this article, ‘Evolutionary Theory and its Monstrous Wonders’ by Donna McCormack. It resonated with the ideas regarding hybridity and monstrosity that I have been exploring in my chapter on Whitley Strieber’s werewolves. It has also got me … Continue reading

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CFP: Theorising the Popular

The ‘Theorising the Popular’ conference will be taking place at Liverpool Hope University, 28th-29th June 2016. They are asking for abstracts of 300 words on any aspect of studying popular culture within academia which should be received by 31st March … Continue reading

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ also in book form!

Exciting news for all Harry Potter fans, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will be coming out in book form as well as being a stage play. Let us raise our wands in celebration!

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Utopianism Series

Dr. Caroline Edwards (Birkbeck University) has written about a new series on Utopianism for which she is on the editorial board. It looks timely and interesting and her blog post gives further details; it is certainly a publication that is worth … Continue reading

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