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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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She-wolves in Reformation Germany

Hannah Priest, the editor of She-Wolf: A Cultural History of Female Werewolves (Manchester University Press, 2015), has written an interesting article on the case of the she-wolves of Jülich for History Today. She analyses a newspaper article about these female werewolves and … Continue reading

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Vampires aren’t that bad

Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Gothic/Horror academic & lecturer at MMU, takes issue with the stance of some Roman Catholics who think that the allure of fictional vampires is dangerous (see previous post here).

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Vatican Wants Exorcisms for Teens Who Love Vampires

Thanks to Dr Beyer for forwarding the link to The Independent which today claimed that Exorcists Warn Vatican over Beautiful Young Vampires   Perhaps Pope Francis would like to borrow our vampire slaying kit complete with crucifix bible and holy water. … Continue reading

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CFP: Monstrous Geographies, Lisbon, 22-24 March 2015

This inter- and multidisciplinary conference focuses on the relationship between the monstrous and the geographic. We welcome proposals by academics, teachers, independent researchers, students, artists, NGOs and anyone interested in manifestations of monstrosity in space.

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