Registration has now opened for the Company of Wolves conference. Taking place at the University of Hertfordshire from the 3rd-5th September, the conference features plenary presentations from Sam George, Neil Jordan, Catherine Spooner, Stacey Abbott, Marcus Sedgwick, Bill Hughes, Garry Martin and Christopher Frayling. I'm presenting some new research on the figure of the hybrid... Continue Reading →
A timely reminder if, like me, you’re planning on submitting an abstract for the ‘Company of Wolves’ conference at the University of Hertfordshire and haven’t yet.
I’m going with shapeshifting, hybridity and social change. How about you?
Following my post yesterday where I lamented the last wolf and talked about Maggie Stiefvater’s ‘Wolves of Mercy Falls’ Shiver books, Radio 4 today featured a discussion of this very topic – in a moment of surprising serendipity. Again, this burst of awareness is extremely timely for our Company of Wolves Conference.
In The Last Wolf Tom Holland meets up with one of Britain’s leading conservation writers Jim Crumley at Stirling castle to discuss the myth of the last wolf.
The symbol of Stirling is a wolf and this refers to a story where the howl of a wolf alerted local people to a Viking raid is the 9th or 10th century. But, after this there are few stories of wolves doing humans a good turn. Invariably, the wolf is ‘bad’ a danger to livestock and children. So much so that Edward 1st paid a bounty to have the wold…
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