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Titles of Interest: The Works of Tim Burton

I will be writing a review of this volume for the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. The Works of Time Burton: Margins to Mainstream, edited By Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). Tim Burton has had a massive impact on twentieth and twenty-first century culture through his films, art, and writings. The contributors […]

Call for Papers: Tim Burton: Works, Characters, Themes (collection)

CFP: Tim Burton: Works, Characters, Themes (collection) Johnson Cheu, editor ( Deadline for abstracts: 1 October 2012 Mark Salisburry writes of Tim Burton: “Burton’s characters are often outsiders, misunderstood and misperceived, misfits encumbered by some degree of duality, operating on the fringes of their own particular society, tolerated, but pretty much left to their own […]

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 […]

9 Film Premiere and Prize Package Giveaway

As usual, Comic-Con provided attendees and those who follow comics and the fantastic in pop culture with sneak previews for several interesting films soon to be released. One of those is 9, the lastest project of gifted filmmaker Tim Burton, who is serving as producer of this film along with Timur Bekmanbetov and Jim Lemley, […]

Disney's Contributions to America's Halloween Mythology

Last year I had an opportunity to do some research in preparation for a series of presentations at Cornerstone Festival in the Imaginarium venue looking at a historical and cross-cultural perspective on the development of Halloween. Some of the materials that I interacted with noted a variety of influences in current America's celebration of this […]

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