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Horror and Dark Fantasy, by Women and in Translation

Two very useful reading lists here. The first, Women of Horror, Dark Fantasy, and the Weird: A Recommended Reading List, lists tales, novels, and even poetry from those genres and looks intriguingly non-mainstream. Then, a list of Horror in Translation from … Continue reading

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Feminism and the Cinematic Vampire

An excellent article by Genevieve Valentine, ‘How the vampire became film’s most feminist monster‘ on the female vampire in cinema, tracing the figure through shifts in feminist perspectives. Valentine says, ‘Vampirism is a charmingly reliable metaphor for a particular brand … Continue reading

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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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CFP: Gender and Horror edited collection

A call for articles for a proposed edited collection on gender and horror. Deadline end of May. This edited collection aims to re-examine horror in an era of remakes, reboots and re-imaginings. There have been many developments in the horror … Continue reading

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Conference review: Damsels in Redress: Women in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Reimaginings, Queen’s University Belfast, 7-8 April 2017

At last I’ve managed to review the ‘Damsels in Redress: Women in Contemporary Fairy-Tale Reimaginings’ conference at Queen’s University Belfast which I attended recently. My thanks to the organisers, Lisa Kennedy, Amy Finlay, and Christina Collins for such an inspiring … 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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CFP: Death and the Maiden, University of Winchester, 21-24 July 2017

Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference exploring the relationship between women and death (deadline 19 May 2017): Death and the Maiden has long been an artistic genre in the West, with its roots in the Dance Macabre tradition. In … Continue reading

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CFP: Death and the Maiden Conference, University of Winchester, 21-24 July 2017

Call for papers for an interdisciplinary conference exploring the relationships between women and death–sure to inspire scholars of the Gothic and the fantastic. Death and the Maiden has long been an artistic genre in the West, with its roots in … Continue reading

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Fairy Tales, feminism, and strangeness

A handful of interesting items on fairy tale here. First, a very scholarly but readable and fascinating account of the classic English fairy tale, ‘Mr Fox’ (a Bluebeard variant). Then, there’s a review, ‘A Dwarf Becomes a Wolf Girl in … Continue reading

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CFP: Women-in-Peril or Final Girls? Representing Women in Gothic and Horror Cinema, University of Kent, 25-26 May 2017

A call for papers for an exciting conference, Women-in-Peril or Final Girls? Representing Women in Gothic and Horror Cinema, at the University of Kent in May 2017. The keynote speaker is MMU’s brilliant Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes. This conference seeks … Continue reading

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