On a daily basis we encounter spiteful and malicious acts, witness unbearable moments of tragedy, experience pain, suffering and loss. In struggling to make sense of the things we do, the things which happen to us and the things we see around us, we use the word ‘evil’ as a way of talking about particularly intense, brutal or shocking examples of human behaviour. We continually strive to understand what, if anything, we can say and do about these things.
Teaching Fellow in C19th Literature at the University of Warwick where she delivers modules on C19th novel, C19th Gothic and its adaptations, Crime Fiction 1850-1947, and critical theory.
Her research interests include the Gothic, death studies, childhood, dialogues between texts and visual/material cultures.
Jen is also Co-Chief Editor of HARTS & Minds a journal of the arts and humanities.
Teaches at the University of Salford, where she delivers modules on narrative fiction, critical theory and evil.
Her research interests include transgression, empathy, psychopathy, psychoanalysis and masculinity. She works across literature, film and television and is a regular on the conference circuit.
Not one to sit on her hands, Abby is also a freelance copywriter and a regular contributor to Real Crime magazine.
My academic interests focus on specifically the horror side of the gothic. Fear in literature is a fascinating subject, as horror is a genre partially defined by its theoretical ability and intention of inciting a specific reaction from its reader. To elicit such a response, from words on a page, entirely fabricated, is something I wish to examine and study in further detail.
Miranda Corcoran is a lecturer in twenty-first-century literature at University College Cork, Ireland. She is a regular contributor to Diabolique magazine and is also a podcast host on The New Books Network. She is the co-editor (with Steve Gronert Ellerhoff) of a collection entitled Exploring the Horror of Supernatural Fiction: Ray Bradbury’s Elliott Family (forthcoming from Routledge). She is currently working on a monograph about witchcraft and adolescence in American popular culture.
Received his D.Phil from Oxford University. A former fellow of Harris Manchester College in Oxford and for 12 years a Principal Lecturer in Philosophy and Course Leader in Theology before leaving to establish a global interdisciplinary research network, he has been teaching, researching and writing about evil for over 30 years, reflecting on the problems of evils, the nature of suffering and how to live with their devastating effects in our lives.
Frances Maranger (she/her) is a visual artist living in Toronto, ON. She is a Ph.D. student in the Gender, Feminist, and Women’s Studies programme at York University. She has an M.A in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Hons. B.A. in German Language Studies and Women and Gender Studies from the University of Toronto.
Frances uses queer, feminist, affect, critical race, psychoanalytical, film, and disability theories in her research in which is writes about abject representations of femininity and queerness in horror film and monstrous representations of infertile women in popular culture.
Independent scholar in New York City, grew up in Seattle and moved east after high school. He has degrees from Yale, and St Vladimir’s Theological Academy, as well as Hunter (in NYC).
A retired teacher of teens with autism, he writes historical fiction and is author of the award-winning Come Hell or High Water trilogy of books.
His research and writing on late antiquity/ patristics and Byzantine theology and liturgy saw the publication of his book When Brothers Dwell in Unity: Byzantine Christianity and Homosexuality in 2015. He has served as the Eastern Orthodox chaplain of Columbia University.
Natalia Kaloh Vid
Assistant professor at the Department of Translation Studies, Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor in Slovenia. She holds a Ph.D. degree in translation studies from the University of Maribor (Slovenia) and also another Ph.D. degree in contemporary Russian literature from the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia).
She is the author of the books Ideological translations of Robert Burns’s Poetry in Russia and in the Soviet Union published in 2011 and The Role of Apocalyptic Revelation in Mikhail Bulgakov’s Prose, published in 2012.