Tag Archives: Faeries

Are You Afraid of Fairies?

Though quite old, this article on the British Library, ‘Are you afraid of fairies? You should be’, is pretty marvellous. I have to admit, I like my fairies dark. (Holly Black, I’m looking at you. I still remember the first … Continue reading

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The Artistic Troll

I love studying the Gothic. I love exploring the twisted realms of the imagination. I love the creatures hidden in the pages of books that follow me home at night. (I can live with the shadows on my walls transforming … Continue reading

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CFP: Promises of Monsters

Temptation comes in the form of this CFP for the conference, ‘Promises of Monsters’ taking place in Stavanger, Norway on the 28th-29th April 2016. Abstracts are due by 15th December 2015.

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Fairy Tale Fashion at the FIT

If you happen to have an extraordinarily generous loved one or are yourself flush with cash, your Christmas list could include tickets to go and see the Fairy Tale Fashion exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. … Continue reading

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The First Global Fairy Census Wants To Hear About Your Close Encounters

A fascinating account by Jess Zimmerman of investigation into the existence of and encounter with fairies.

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Comedy Crib: Faeries, ‘Dry Spell’

Some entertainingly grimy urban faeries.

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A Scientific Guide to Seeing Fairies. A fragment.

A fascinating blog essay by Franziska Kohlt on Lewis Carroll, Victorian science, and the perception of fairies. Franziska Kohlt is a DPhil Candidate at Brasenose College at the University of Oxford, and a graduate tutor in English literature at St … Continue reading

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Fairytales and Storytelling

An exciting season of broadcasts on fairy tales and storytelling on BBC Radio 4

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Spectral Visions–Demon Lovers: Embracing the Monster in Paranormal Romance, Sunderland, 30 Oct

A synopsis of my forthcoming talk for the University of Sunderland’s Spectral Visions group; more details to follow soon: The Twilight phenomenon has made us aware of a new kind of story about monsters. In these narratives the protagonist, instead … Continue reading

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Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic

After much deliberation I’m excited to reveal that my ‘Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic’ course list is finally complete!! Choosing the final list has been tricky. Phillip Pullman once said ‘There are some themes, some subjects, too large … Continue reading

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