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Lilith in Folklore and the Bible

A brief but interesting item in this post. In keeping up with ongoing elements and developments in biblical studies I came across a blog I hadn’t read before. It included a post titled “Lilith in the Bible and Jewish Folklore.” Readers may have heard of Lilith from Jewish folklore with the idea that she was […]

“William Shatner’s Get a Life!” documentary

For a while now I’ve been waiting to see the William Shatner’s Get a Life! documentary. This film is part of the EPIX Originals series, and Shatner serves as one of the executive producers. He also wrote and directed this piece. After doing his documentary The Captains as part of a process of self-discovery, this […]

Call For Papers – Mythic Characters and Places Made Real: TV and Film In Situ

CALL FOR PAPERS Mythic Characters and Places Made Real: TV and Film In Situ An area of multiple panels for the Film & History Conference on Film and Myth September 26-30, 2012 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA www.filmandhistory.org Deadline: June 1, 2012 Popular media increasingly are becoming the foundation for “non-mediated” experiences with local, material culture. Now, […]

Call for Papers: Medieval Magic, Myths, and Legends in Film and Television

CALL FOR PAPERS “Medieval Magic, Myths, and Legends in Film and Television” An area of multiple panels for the Film & History Conference on “Film and Myth” September 26-30, 2012 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA www.filmandhistory.org Deadline: June 1, 2012 The Middle Ages have inspired some of the most enduring myths and legends of Western culture. Whether […]

CFP – MYTHOS: Screening Classical Mythology on Film and Television

CALL FOR PAPERS “MYTHOS: Screening Classical Mythology on Film and Television” An area of multiple panels for the Film & History Conference on “Film and Myth” September 26-30, 2012 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA www.filmandhistory.org Deadline: June 1, 2012 From the earliest beginning of cinema, and throughout the history of screen entertainment, filmmakers and television producers have […]

Tim Burton and Modern Demons

Today I received an email announcement for a conference at the University of Kent and their Centre for the Study of Myth. The conference is titled “Diamonic Imagination: Uncanny Intelligence” to be held in May in Canterbury in the UK. One of the speakers listed in the program caught my eye, Helena Bassil-Morozow with her […]

Christopher Knowles: Gods and Geeks in American Pop Culture

Patheos is a website that presents information on a variety of religious traditions. Over the course of the summer months the site has been looking at what the future holds for these religions, and in a recent focus on Paganism an essay was included that dovetails with the focus of TheoFantastique. Christopher Knowles wrote a […]

Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films

Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back recently celebrated its 30th anniversary. With it came a lot of television programming related to the Star Wars series of films, and one included commentary from the editors and contributors to Culture, Identities and Technology in the Star Wars Films: Essays on the Two Trilogies (Critical Explorations in Science […]

Joseph Laycock: The Legend of Cain and Vampires in the Bible

Joseph Laycock continues to demonstrate that he is the up and coming religion and vampire scholar for the next generation. He recently wrote an article for Religion Dispatches titled “Vampire Bible: Will Smith and The Legend of Cain.” The article begins with the recent announcement that Will Smith will play the Old Testament biblical character […]

Gary Varner: Creatures in the Mist and Comparative Mythology

Mythologist and folklorist Gary Varner was a recent guest here answering questions about the origins, history, and expressions of gargoyles and grotesques. He has researched a variety of subjects and is the author of Creatures in the Mist: Little People, Wild Men and Spirit Beings around the World: A Study of Comparative Mythology (Algora Publishing, […]

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