About

Telling TalesI’ve been blogging for a few years now, and I decided to separate my academic blog from my personal one. You can expect CFPs for conferences and journals on a range of topics from myth, gothic lit, pop-culture, children’s literature and more, as well as original articles related to my research and life as a PhD student.

I’m a PhD student in Religious Studies at the University of Aberdeen. My research interests are the re-writing of myth and fairy tale in contemporary fiction, the development of the literary vampire and the construction of identity in literature. My PhD is an analysis of the use of myth and fantasy in the fiction of Gregory Maguire. You can find out more about my research aims and experience on my website.

My posts fall into a few main categories that you can see listed on the right hand side of the page. These categories are designed to help readers access the content easily and they are:

  • Books – Book reviews (both academic collections and fiction) and information on books I have contributed to, either as author or editor.
  • Conferences/Journals – Calls for Papers for conferences and journals that fall under the broad spectrum of my research interests in adaptation; myth, fairy tale & folklore; the Gothic; the Monstrous; fantasy and science fiction; children’s literature; popular culture and some of general interest. I usually only list UK conferences, but there are some exceptions.
  • Down the Rabbit Hole – A catch-all category for posts which aren’t directly related to research. Pretty much me doing things other than the tasks I’m supposed to be doing, like Alice.
  • Reading Round-up – Developed from an original blog about reading as a doctoral researcher and building a reading routine by Pat Thomson who blogs at Patter (which you can read here), these are posts where I take a look at me reading strategies and what I’ve actually read over a period of time.
  • Thesis – Posts directly related to my thesis is some way. These will either be about my experiences of writing the thesis or about the actual content. I anticipate that the posts will be dominated by the former until my submission date, at which point I should be in a better position to produce the latter kind.

All authored articles on this blog are my own original compositions, and CFPs are for information only. This blog operates under the Creative Commons Licence CC-BY-NC-ND. This allows for the reproduction of articles, free of charge, for non-commercial use only and with the appropriate citation information. Please feel free to reference any of the text on my blog, but please make sure that you include a full citation with my name (Karen Graham) and the static URL.

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