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Dr Elise Thornton received her B.A. from New York University and her M.A. and PhD from King’s College London. Aside from folklore, she works in the modernist period with particular interest in Virginia Woolf, women’s writing, gender and artistry, modernism and empire and the Great War. She has published essays in We Speak a Different Tongue: Maverick Voices and Modernity 1890-1939 (2015) and May Sinclair: Re-Thinking Bodies and Minds which is forthcoming with Edinburgh University Press in December.

An exploration of the history, myths and enduring legacy of gargoyles in popular culture.