Back to the 80s: Willow

Back to the 80s: Willow

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWell, it’s that time again: 80s family film funtime! Today we are looking at 1988’s Willow, starring Warwick Davis and Val Kilmer, directed by Ron Howard with a story by George Lucas. But first,...
Gendering Monsters

Gendering Monsters

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSMonster. Freak. Beast. These words are often thrown around, but what do we really mean when we use them? What is a monster? Why are they so central to our narratives? Like many of the issues we discuss on...
Narration and ambiguity with Camilla Bruce

Narration and ambiguity with Camilla Bruce

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSWhen we pick up a book, we know we’re going to be told a story. We trust the author or, in the case of first-person POV the narrator, to tell us the truth. We might be reading about vengeful ghosts or...
Cosmic horror with Premee Mohamed

Cosmic horror with Premee Mohamed

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSCosmic horror is an unhelpful term by itself. HP Lovecraft himself is quoted as saying that: The fundamental premise [of cosmic horror is] that common human laws and interest and emotions have no validity...