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Brief Update: Revenants and Alchemical Monsters

20 October 2017

  Well, it’s been a while since I’ve made any updates. Real life has the habit of getting in the way. Just to keep the engine turning over, I thought I’d provide...

From Beatus to Buffy: A Few Notes on the Mouth of Hell

10 August 2017

It’s been twenty years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer first hit the airwaves. As a child, I thought the fact that Sunnydale High School was located atop a ‘hellmouth’...

Boasting and Gloves: Some Thoughts on Hondscio, Grendel’s Forgotten Victim

8 July 2017

  I’ve taught Beowulf to undergraduates for a number of years now, covering a wide range of topics, from the ‘hellish’ nature of the natural environment and the...

Emotions and Vampires

1 July 2017

Hi Folks, I’ve been surprisingly busy over the last few weeks, hence a lack of posts. In the meantime I just thought I’d direct you to an essay on vampires I wrote for the...