About

23316838_10155843718924183_5749765963202115930_nI started this blog as a PhD student to document my experiences and to regularly write, edit and publish material. I’m not continuing with the blog as a Dr working within Postgraduate Development for a HE institution and continuing my research outside of work hours.  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 in post-PhD academia.

I graduated from the University of Aberdeen with a PhD in Religious Studies in June 2017. 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. I’m currently working on transforming my thesis into articles and on my monograph proposal.

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.
  • Research – Me writing about my current research projects and plans for future work.
  • Thesis – Archive of posts directly related to my thesis is some way. These are either be about my experiences of writing the thesis or about the actual content.

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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