Book launch: Making Monsters

Book launch: Making Monsters
Date
6 September 2018, 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Type
Other Events
Venue
Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Description

Book launch in the 2nd floor lift Lobby, Senate House

Making Monsters

A Speculative and Classical Anthology from Futurefire.net Publishing and the Institute of Classical Studies
(ed. Emma Bridges and Djibril al-Ayad)

This volume of 24 short pieces contains a mix of stories, poems and accessible essays that reimagine and retell monsters and hybrids from antiquity. From ancient Greece's predatory Sirens and Harpies or scapegoated Medusa and Minotaur, to the ghosts, giants, demons and banshees of the rest of the world, the fiends feared by our ancestors still talk to us today. But who should be more afraid—we or the monsters?

"I had not expected to be as emotionally moved by the monsters as I was when I read through this volume" —Mathilde Skoie

"[C]ontributors to this book elegantly show how we're still using monsters to make sense of our fears and our dreams" —Helen King
 

Contact

Valerie James
valerie.james@sas.ac.uk
020 7862 8716