File Under: Things That Make Me Embarrassed to Be a White Woman

Halle Bailey is to be Disney’s newest princess as Ariel in the upcoming Disney live-action “The Little Mermaid” “It was abundantly clear that Halle possesses that rare combination of spirit, heart, youth, innocence, and substance — plus a glorious singing voice — all intrinsic qualities necessary to play this iconic role,” said (Director Rob) Marshall.Continue reading “File Under: Things That Make Me Embarrassed to Be a White Woman”

The 10 Greatest Female Monsters In Literature, From Carmilla To The Woman In Black

‘Tis the season for celebrating decorative gourds, sugar, changing seasons, and, of course, monsters. Wear all the punny Halloween costumes you like, but at the end of the day, Halloween is all about turning the ordinary into the monstrous. And many… Source: The 10 Greatest Female Monsters In Literature, From Carmilla To The Woman InContinue reading “The 10 Greatest Female Monsters In Literature, From Carmilla To The Woman In Black”

Mad and Dead: Monstrous Women, Transgressive Sexuality, and Postmodern Paranoia

I have a couple of posts coming up that talk about different aspects of my trip to Transylvania for the International Vampire Film and Arts Festival (IVFAF). For now, please to enjoy the PowerPoint of the paper I presented for the academic conference. I’ll be submitting the full paper for publication. Mad and Dead

Cinderella: Stop Blaming the Victim – A Timely Interpretation of Disney’s 1950’s ‘Cinderella’

A thought-provoking video was posted this morning on YouTube and we felt it so important, we decided to do a full post, rather than just retweeting. (Video is embedded below.) This interesting  – and wonderful – analysis of the iconic 1950’s Cinderella, couldn’t have come at a more opportune time. And it might just makeContinue reading “Cinderella: Stop Blaming the Victim – A Timely Interpretation of Disney’s 1950’s ‘Cinderella’”