Zombies from Around the World

What does the Walking Dead and the Holy Grail have in common? Both are interpretations of an ancient Welsh legend involving a large cauldron and the world’s very first walking dead.

Jane Austen and the Cult of Retelling

Fanfiction is a fact of life – at least for fandoms. Some are good. Some are bad. Some are downright ugly. Websites dedicated to this particular form of fan-tribute have sprung up across the internet, catering to users of all different languages and genres. And yet, there is a particular sort of fanfiction that has […]

How Dead Are You?

In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. –Benjamin Franklin There’s a big difference between mostly dead and all dead. Mostly dead means you’re still partly alive. –The Princess Bride Every culture since the dawn of time has been fascinated by the dead. The Egyptians entombed them in huge, […]

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