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William of Malmesbury and the Witch of Berkeley

13 August 2018

Ask any medievalist to name a famous witch and odds are that the Witch of Berkeley will invariably get a mention. First appearing as a digression in William of Malmesbury’s Gesta...

Publications Galore

20 March 2018

Once again, life has kinda gotten in the way of doing any blog updates in recent months. Hopefully things will get a little less hectic in the near future, but in the meantime I thought...

Brief Update: Revenants and Alchemical Monsters

20 October 2017

  Well, it’s been a while since I’ve made any updates. Real life has the habit of getting in the way. Just to keep the engine turning over, I thought I’d provide...

From Beatus to Buffy: A Few Notes on the Mouth of Hell

10 August 2017

It’s been twenty years since Buffy the Vampire Slayer first hit the airwaves. As a child, I thought the fact that Sunnydale High School was located atop a ‘hellmouth’...