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The Ghost Story Book Club

Nov 30, 2021

Welcome back to The Ghost Story Book Club!

In Series 2, Episode 10 join me, Adam Z. Robinson, and my guests, Daisy Butcher and Janette Leaf as we discuss 'The Mummy's Soul' by Anonymous, 'The Moth' by H.G. Wells and 'Butterflies' by Lafcadio Hearn from their book 'Crawling Horror: Creeping Tales of the Insect Weird'. 

Daisy Butcher is a doctoral scholar and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Hertfordshire. She is currently writing up her thesis 'Cursed Tombs, Killer Blooms and Dangerous Wombs: The Female Mummy and Plant-Woman as Monsters of (In)fertility.' She is particularly interested in representations of female monstrosity and body horror during the long nineteenth-century and modern film/TV. She has presented at many national and international conferences, guest lectured and published on the monstrous feminine. Follow Daisy on Twitter @daisy2205
Janette Leaf is a doctoral scholar at Birkbeck, University of London. She has just submitted her PhD thesis on ‘Locating the Sympathetic Insect: Cultural Entomology, Egyptianised Gothic and Emotional Affect in Richard Marsh's The Beetle'. She is particularly interested in fin-de-siècle Gothic, the Weird and anything Egyptological. She has presented on insect imagery and on Richard Marsh at many national and international conferences. Janette's favourite ghost story is Richard Marsh's 'The Houseboat'. Follow Janette on Twitter @janetteleaf1



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