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Call for Papers - ‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans

‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives — Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Sept 3rd-5th 2015: Call for Papers and Panels Wolves have long been the archetypal enemy of human company, preying on the unguarded boundaries of civilisation, threatening the pastoral of ideal sociality and […]

Open Graves, Open Minds update

Previously TheoFantastique has noted the conference and publishing work of Open Graves, Open Minds. This post shares a recent update received on their work, including a book and conference. OPEN GRAVES, OPEN MINDS relates the Undead in literature and other media to questions concerning genre, technology, consumption and social change. It features original research by leading […]

An Excerpt from Real Wolfmen

The book Real Wolfmen: True Encounters in Modern America (Penguin Books, 2012) by Linda S. Godfrey is now out, and it makes an interesting contribution to the study of cryptozoology, as well as horror and culture. Following is an excerpt: The U.S. has been invaded – if many dozens of eyewitnesses are to be believed […]

Sabine Baring-Gould: Hymns and Werewolves

I sometimes think I am a strange phenomenon. I work in the area of theology and cultural studies on the one hand, and yet also have this interest in the fantastic and bizarre in popular culture, including horror, science fiction, fantasy, and the paranormal. From time to time, however, I discover that there have been, […]

Merticus Interview: Media’s Depiction Of Vampires - CSI Las Vegas: "Blood Moon"

CBS recently aired an episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation titled "Blood Moon." The episode focused on a murder connected to the intersection between the vampire and werewolf communities. In relation to this program TheoFantastique presents an interview with Merticus of the Atlanta Vampire Alliance. Merticus has been a member of the vampire community since […]

THE WOLFMAN: Must the Beast Have Its Day?

I recently had an opportunity to watch The Wolfman (2010). It was a film I had been looking forward to seeing as a new version of a Universal Studios horror classic. I did not find it very satisfying, but it did include some interesting elements and food for thought. Like the 1941 version of the […]

Teen Werewolves: From the Silver Screen to America's Schools

I came across an interesting item at the science fiction website io9 with a post titled "Teens pretending to be werewolves." You will see the news report out of San Antonio, Texas accompanying this post that describes a group of teens who identify with werewolves and gather in groups they call packs. When I came […]

New Moon, Monsters, and Mormons

I recognize that many horror fans are less than pleased with Stephenie Meyers' Twilight creatures, whether vampires or werewolves, but as I've written previously, while they may not be the average horror fans "cup of tea," their romantic elements places them within the spectrum of depictions of these creatures over their literary and cinematic history. […]

Cinematic Coming Attractions of Promise

The remainder of 2009, and the first part of 2010, holds out promise for fans of fantastic cinema, and that's not including the legions of fans awaiting the next Harry Potter and Twilight installments. Three fantastic cinema attractions are of especially interest and on the radar for front row movie tickets over the next few […]

Werewolves Rising: Underworld Launches a New Wave of Lycans

My most recent article was recently posted at Cinefantastique Online. It looks briefly at the origins and developing mythology of the werewolf in horror cinema.  The article can be viewed here. Following is an excerpt: In terms of literary development, the werewolf appeared in three novels in the nineteenth century, with George W. M. Reynold’s […]

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