My main interests are 19th Century « fin-de-siècle » French literature and its relations to the Arts and other literature (German, English, Italian, etc). I am also interested in the Obscene and the Grotesque, Myths, Mythologies, and the evolution of Fairy Tales like the Gebrüder Grimm (Brothers Grimm) to Disney’s productions.
Early modern studies; Cervantes; Calderon; Lope de Vega; ekphrasis; the relations between the verbal and the visual particularly between Spanish literature and Italian art; the interconnections between myth and empire during the rule of the Habsburgs; the Spanish comedia and the classics; the politics of astrology; magic and the Hermetic tradition; Don Quixote and Moorish culture; Pérez Galdós, early modern Spain and Cuba.
WRoCAH-funded PhD researcher at the University of Sheffield, whose thesis investigates the influence of female philosophers, such as Dora Marsden, Harriet Shaw Weaver and Elisabeth of Bohemia, in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. I have related interests in myth, contemporary women’s writing, Irish Studies and modernist literature. Alongside academia, I also have extensive experience in retail, event management and copy-editing.
Currently (2018) undertaking PhD by practice in filmmaking at Edinburgh Napier University, making an experimental documentary about Scottish metaphysical writer David Lindsay (1876-1945), author of A Voyage to Arcturus, The Haunted Woman, and others. I am also the author of a number of popular history titles, including The Knights Templar: The History & Myths of the Legendary Military Order; The Cathars: The Rise & Fall of the Great Heresy and The Gnostics: The First Christian Heretics.
I’m a soprano, experimental vocal composer, and performance creator. I invent and performs solo and collaborative (post)opera and new music works; and my projects blossom in many forms: live performances, audio and video works, site specific / installation pieces, and writings. My research explores feminist myth and fairytale, and reimagines Romanticism in the 21st century. In a return to academia, I’m currently a PhD in music and voice at Bath Spa University, UK. mishapenton.com
Erica Mongé-Greer primarily works with Hebrew Bible texts in conversation with other ancient Near Eastern literature, such as Ugaritic, Akkadian, Phoenician, Aramaic and other photo semitic texts. Special interest in mythology and cultural-linguistic connections. Dissertation research focused on Myth and Ethics in the Hebrew Bible Psalms. Conference presentations include Singing the Exodus: Spiritual Songs that Exegete the Hebrew Bible in the Antibellum South (2013); The Story Does Not End Here: Pughat’s role as a human agent in the Aqhat narrative from Ugarit (2013); Who watches the watchers? אלהים as Kings, Judges and Gods (2017); Sing A Song for the Poor: A Study of the Language of Poverty in the Psalter (2018).
55-year old para-academic. Writes mostly on classical reception in popular culture, especially cinema and contemporary science fiction. Current major project: Screening Britannia. Currently teaching Roman Britain and Cinema and Ancient Greece and Rome; has previously taught ancient history, myth, and London as a location for sff. Also with role in Science Fiction Foundation, and formerly British Science Fiction Association. For my online course, go here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ancient-greece-and-rome-on-the-big-screen-full-course-tickets-121629137023
Dr. Shannan Palma (she/ her/ hers) is an award-winning expert in how and why people become invested in stories, symbols, and ideas that are not in their own best interests. She is currently midway through researching and writing a trilogy of articles tracing the social construction of incel identity back through “Beauty and the Beast” tales and contemporary media portrayals of nerd and geek masculinities. This trilogy feeds into chapter three of her book project. Fairy-Tale Logic applies insights from folklore and myth scholarship and participatory culture to expose how the logics of misogyny and white supremacy are replicated across generations. An alum of The OpEd Project, Palma also cohosts Once Upon a Patriarchy, an anti-oppression podcast exploring the long-term impact of Disney’s animated films on adults’ conceptions of gender, race, sexuality, and belonging. Palma earned her PhD in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a PhD Certificate in Film and Media Studies from Emory University. Her dissertation, “Tales as Old as Time? Myth, Gender, and the Fairy Tale in American Popular Culture,” won the 2012 Kore Award for Best Dissertation on Women and Mythology. From 2011 through 2018, she successfully pivoted her academic expertise to work in diversity and inclusion and strategic communication. She entered the faculty in 2018 to found a master’s program in writing and digital communication at Agnes Scott College. She is a fellow at the Institute for Research on Male Supremacy.
Philosopher, Theologian and Scientist of Religion, the Professor-Researcher Luiz Carlos Mariano Da Rosa has as object of interest the construction of knowledge and the interrelation that involves the symbolic forms constituting human ?reality?, such as myth and philosophy, science and history, art and language, religion, among others, in addition to the principles capable of ensuring an egalitarian society and a political order based on common interest. Author of an academic-scientific production of an interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary and transdisciplinary character, whose main areas of investigation are Theory of Knowledge, Philosophy of Education, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion and Philosophical Theology, the Professor-Researcher Luiz Carlos Mariano Da Rosa brings in his academic curriculum several scientific articles and various books published by national and international specialized publishers and magazines.