Urban fantasy

One of the wonderful things about academic research (aside from the excuse to live in the library and read endlessly) is the startling information that springs up, unexpected new facts that leap off the page when you were looking for something else, as if they were just waiting to take …

Crossover Authors: Diana Wynne Jones

Let this be testimony to how much I love Diana Wynne Jones’ writing that when Nafiza, Saeyong, and I were putting together folders for UBC’s “I Will Be Myself” Graduate Student Conference (which was held last Saturday and which went swimmingly, in case you were wondering – it really was …

I don’t like horror. Except…

Horror isn’t exactly one of my favourite genres. Actually, I can’t stand it. Which is, in part, why I am writing about horror instead of reviewing a horror book. (That comes next week.) I don’t like dead people, zombies, ghouls, vampires, werewolves, animated body parts, animated goo, aliens, anything that …