Ellie Campbell Under Review:Making Our Future: Visionary Folklore and Everyday Culture in Appalachia. Emily Hilliard. University of North Carolina Press, November 2022. To do the work of a folklorist is inherently to believe in the future. The work of memory institutions and the people who inhabit them—archivists, librarians, museum workers, and documentarians—is often assumed to … Continue reading Hot Dogs and Fallout 76: Review of Making Our Future by Emily Hilliard
Queerness and the Southern Gothic: Lee Mandelo’s Summer Sons
Queerness and the Southern Gothic: Review of Summer Sons by Lee Mandelo Ellie Campbell Under Review: Summer Sons. By Lee Mandelo. Tordotcom, September 28, 2021 Since the early days of Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto and Matthew Lewis’ The Monk, Gothic works (and, later, horror literature) have linked queerness and monstrosity. The Southern Gothic … Continue reading Queerness and the Southern Gothic: Lee Mandelo’s Summer Sons
ARB Guide to (Alternate) Histories of Black Autonomous Communities in the U.S.
ARB Guide to (Alternate) Histories of Black Autonomous Communities in the U.S. Ellie Campbell Recent films like Black Panther and television shows like Watchmen and Lovecraft Country have sparked popular interest in imagining fictional Black nations, such as Wakanda, and historical communities like Black Wall Street in Tulsa, Oklahoma. But speculative fiction authors and radical … Continue reading ARB Guide to (Alternate) Histories of Black Autonomous Communities in the U.S.