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CFPs: Buffy and the Bible, myth and fandom, fantasy blogs, Tropical Gothic

Some exciting calls for papers and articles: 1. Buffy and the Bible conference, University of Sheffield, 4-5 July 2019, deadline 18 March 2019 SIIBS and Sheffield Gothic are delighted to announce a two day interdisciplinary conference: ‘Buffy and the Bible’ … Continue reading

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Divine Horror: Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the Sacred and the Diabolical

There’s a new collection announced from McFarland, Divine Horror: Essays on the Cinematic Battle Between the Sacred and the Diabolical, edited by Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper. It looks very promising. From Rosemary’s Baby (1968) to The … Continue reading

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CfP: Death and the Supernatural, University of Edinburgh, 16 June 2017

If you’re a mediaevalist with Gothic leanings, why not submit to this conference on Death and the Supernatural? I only just found out about this so I apologise for the lateness–still two days to apply for what looks a very … Continue reading

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CFA – ‘The Comic Work of Neil Gaiman: In Darkness, In Light, and In Shadow’

The following CFA has been released: ‘Call for submissions to an edited collection requested by publisher Since his seminal writing on The Sandman (1989-present) and long since before and after on works such as Batman, Miracleman, The Books of Magic, … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day, Wolves, and Lupercalia

An interesting article by Benjamin Breen on the ethnography of Valentine’s Day, showing its origins in the pagan festival of Lupercalia and the connections to the transfigured Lycaon in Ovid’s Metamorphosis.

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Real-Life Vampires

In the run-up to Halloween there have been quite a few articles published on the subject of things that go bump in the night. This includes quite a few on the subject of real-life vampires: to be clear, these are … Continue reading

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CFP Books of Blood: Collaborative Project and Funding Bid

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UPDATE: Extended Deadline: Monstrous Messengers 17 Aug. 2015

Chapters still required for this collection of essays on ‘supernatural figures in children’s picture books and early readers’, edited by Leslie Ormandy. For this collection, three more papers from any discipline are welcome; however, advantaged are those focusing on a … Continue reading

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CFP: “Expanding the Scope of Horror”

A Call for Articles for a special journal issue of Interdisciplinary Humanities exploring new approaches to the study of horror. The proposed set of essays and book reviews would have as its main objective to offer a new practical model … Continue reading

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New trends in YA fiction

This article by Sue Corbett on the latest trends in YA fiction is very interesting, highlighting the genre of horror, narratives of mental illness and gender identity, and the continuing appeal of dystopias, including religious apocalypse.

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