A Little Gay History of Wales examines the lives, cultures and politics of ordinary LGBT men and women from the medieval period to the present day. The book employs pioneering archival research to identify the people, the places and the languages used to describe an experience so often hidden from view.
Blumhouse Productions is the first academic book to examine one of the film industry's most successful producers of horror cinema. Individual chapters offer readers a deeper appreciation of how Blumhouse makes its films with an unusual, but successful, business model.
Informed by newly available diaries and correspondence, here is the first comprehensive biographical and critical study of this enigmatic writer whose tragic suicide at the age of thirty-one served to plunge her fascinating body of work into obscurity.
This book explores the history of Wales under the Tudor and Stuart monarchs. It tackles subjects such as the Union of Wales and England, the Reformation and the Civil Wars. It also considers how ideas of Welshness developed in this period.
The essays in Folk Horror: New Global Pathways explore the cultural and political significance of the darker and more violent manifestations of folkloric stories, from Britain to Ukraine and Italy, and from Thailand to Mexico and the Appalachian US.
Introducing the Medieval Ass considers the fascinating ways that medieval people understood the ass, or donkey. A beast of burden and metaphor for human behaviour, medieval authors used the ass's assumed traits - irrationality, humility, stubbornness, sexual perversion - to educate, entertain, and enthral.
This book is an introduction written for both the scholar and the interested lay reader. It presents a fascinating topic - the medieval dragon - in an accessible and lucid manner that educates, entertains, and enthrals - exactly as medieval dragons themselves did.