Stan Lee was a profoundly influential figure in comics; as comics have now crossed over to dominate Hollywood, with many of the highest-grossing films of the last decade featuring characters co-created by Lee, his influence only continues to grow. However, while his legacy involves some of the best-known and most-loved characters of all time, it is not without controversy or complication.
Power, Splendour, and Diplomacy – Understanding the Early Modern Royal Court through Objects: Part III
Dr Sara Wolfson’s students ask what we can learn about the Renaissance court through art, architecture and material objects.
Power, Splendour, and Diplomacy – Understanding the Early Modern Royal Court through Objects: Part II
Wolfson’s students ask what we can learn about the Renaissance court through art, architecture and material objects.
Canterbury Cathedral has a very rich history, but who comes first to your mind when you think of the Cathedral? Becket? Henry II? The Black Prince? These are all important figures in the cathedral’s history, whom we certainly should not forget, but they are all men.
Keeping Secrets (you should be so lucky): Kylie Minogue, Langton Boys Grammar School and the Mary Braddon Archive
It’s November 1988 and a 16 year old girl writes in her diary that Scott and Charlene have got married in Neighbours and that she cried. Her headmistress is also going on about the American election, but no one’s really interested.
‘Strangers without dreams and without kinship to the scenes about them’: Nativism in the Fiction of H. P. Lovecraft
Hello! My name is Michael Goodrum, and I am currently on study leave, doing some research on horror comics and the Cold War. Connected to this, and to my module Isolation to Domination: The History of the USA, 1914-1945, is the work of H. P. Lovecraft, one of the most famous and influential of American horror writers. As we approach Hallowe’en, I thought you might be interested to know a little more about this dark little corner of research. In his house at R’lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming…
Despite anything you may have heard to the contrary, academics remain very busy people during the summer months (in fact, you might have read a great article by Mary Beard to that effect a little while ago).
About six years ago, I was invited to write a book for the ‘Investigating Philosophy of Religion’ series, published by Routledge. This attracted my interest because Buddhism and philosophy of religion have fascinated me for over three decades. I have taught university modules about Buddhism for many years, and felt that I had plenty to write!