New Monster Network publication: Promises of Monsters

Soma coverIn 2016 the Monster Network organised the international conference Promises of Monsters at the University of Stavanger. In our own humble opinion, the conference was nothing short of fantastic, and for close to two years we have been working on a publication based on the themes and debates raised by the fabulous speakers and artists. That publication has now seen the dawn of day and  – as any unholy creature would – is roaming the world, looking for trouble and its creators. Want to find it before it finds us? Get your special issue of Somatechnics: Promises of Monsters right here! You can read the introduction Promises, Monsters and Methodologies: the Ethics, Politics and Poetics of the Monstrous for free.  You can also read more about the publication in its entirety in this blog-post by Donna McCormack.

Special Issue on the Monstrous

coverDr. Donna McCormack (Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Surrey) speaks about the recent Special Issue of the journal Somatechnics that she edited with the steering committee of the Monster Network.

The Monster Network has been busy doing collective work and is happy to announce the publication of a special issue of the journal Somatechnics on Promises, Monsters, Methodologies: The Ethics, Politics and Poetics of the Monstrous (September 2018).

The Special Issue started as a collaborative project between the five editors, who are all steering committee members of the Monster Network. Most of us have worked together for many years, while others came along later consolidating our desire to think about the future of monster studies, and to address whether there is such a thing as monster studies. Continue reading “Special Issue on the Monstrous”

Welcome to the Monster Network’s new website!

We have moved! And we apologise for the mess as we find out feet (and eyeballs and tails and scales) and get the new site up and running. We will soon be publishing a blog as well as write about upcoming events. You are also welcome to check out our previous wrongdoings at our ancient website Promises of Monsters, or visit us on Facebook or tweet at us. We respond to @_MonsterNetwork

Take care! There be monsters out there.

And in here.