The effects of the Chernobyl disaster will endure for thousands of years to come. So how will that legacy be understood by future civilisations?
Spirits of Place is an anthology examining the relationship between place and narrative: how stories, folkloric or historic, become embedded in a location.
‘Have you ever heard the term ‘folk horror’ before?’ I asked a colleague of mine: a classics professor. ‘In particular, when describing drama?’
In 1838, the year Queen Victoria came to the throne, London was bedevilled by a clawed, fire-breathing, shape-shifting demon popularly known as Spring-heeled Jack. A rather haphazard creation of local gossip, newspaper reports, and penny dreadful fiction, this urban legend, once largely forgotten, is now being revived through a contemporary interest in steampunk and reimagined […]
“Bones of 7ft Hound from Hell Black Shuck ‘Discovered.’” During an archaeological dig, the skeletal remains of a very large dog were found amongst the ruins.