In Which It Turns Out I Have a Lot of Feelings About FTR and AWP

Here's a story. Several years ago, I received a free pass to AWP. The conference was being held in New York and because Sarah Lawrence was a sponsor, they had some passes to give away to students. I was delighted to have the chance to attend, and I rode the train into the city in my favorite red dress, loving trains, loving …

The Folkloresque

I'm happy to say I recently had an academic essay published in The Folkloresque: Reframing Folklore in a Popular Culture World, co-edited by my good friend Jeff and our former IU professor Michael Dylan Foster. Jeff and I first started working on our essay in this volume, about how Harry Potter treats folklore, several years …

Sunday Six

Six sentences for Sunday, February 9: This lake was home to a white swan. Though the swan left every autumn to migrate south, it was to the lake that she always returned in the spring, and it was her favorite place in the whole world. She spent many long hours diving in the murky water …

Reading Recommendation: “The Lady of the House of Love,” Angela Carter

How much do I love Angela Carter? The answer is, uh, a lot. At last the revenants became so troublesome the peasants abandoned the village and it fell solely into the possession of subtle and vindictive inhabitants who manifest their presences by shadows that fall almost inperceptibly awry, too many shadows, even at midday, their …