This week the publication of the collection I co-edited was announced. This is a collection of essays from the 10th Global Conference on ‘Monsters and the Monstrous: Myths and Metaphors of Enduring Evil‘ which was held at Mansfield College, Oxford in 2012. After a brilliant conference I had the pleasure of working with my co-editor and the authors to develop the presented papers into chapters for the book. What this produced is a collection that is truly interdisciplinary, and which explores the construction of the monster in its many forms.
An enlightening collection of inter-disciplinary research on the multifarious incarnations of the monster, Monstrous Manifestations invites the reader to venture into the deepest anxieties of the human psyche.
You can now buy the e-book from here.
About the collection:
Monstrous Manifestations: Realities and Imaginings of the Monster presents an enlightening collection of inter-disciplinary research on the multifarious incarnations of the monster. Exploring the fears, hopes and concerns of contemporary and bygone times alike through the literary, cinematic, artistic, cultural and political metaphor of the monstrous, this volume will be of interest to both the expert and the amateur monster aficionado. Encompassing a variety of theoretical frameworks, Monstrous Manifestations illuminates the monsters lurking in studies of gender, media and literature, as well as of religions and popular culture. Consorting with witches, vampires, shape-shifters, clones and hybrids, and acquainting with killers, deformed creatures and beings undefined, the authors daringly stalk the monsters coming out of their traditional lairs and colonising the new and constantly expanding social, cultural, psychological and political spaces, inviting the reader to journey with them as they venture into the monster’s terrain.
£7.95 Edited by Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska and Karen Graham ISBN: 978-1-84888-202-7
About the Editors:
Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska, PhD, is an Associate Professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her academic interests comprise youth culture, the construction of identity and gender studies with the emphasis on monstrous femininity, motherhood and infertility.
Karen Graham is a PhD student at the School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, University of Aberdeen, Scotland. Her thesis topic examines myth and fantasy in selected writings of Gregory Maguire. Other research interests are the literary vampire, adaptations of myth and fairy tale and the construction of identity.