Friday, August 26, 2005

Publishing News

Two new items this week:

Grimma Gaest: I wrote this short essay on Beowulf for a collection on cannibalism and eating "the other" [terminology from literary theory, defining the one who is not "us" the assumed narrator -- it can mean women to a male point of view or indigenous people to a colonialist POV, etc.]. My piece focuses on Grendel as the horrific "other" to the warriors of the story. He turns their world upside down and breaks the most fundamental taboo by eating them.

The Sorcerer: Thanks to S. T. Joshi I may have another piece to write for Greenwood Press. The collection is Icons of Horror and the Supernatural and I would be writing the section on the figure of the Sorcerer from antiquity to the present, in literature and popular culture. I'm just awaiting official word (and a contract) from Greenwood.

I was going to write a review of Weird Tales of the Ramones, but Gene beat me to it!

2 comments:

SRBissette said...

Howdy, Katie! Steve Bissette here, and hey, HOW can I get a copy of the cannibalism book? Please, let me know!

THANKS for the kind words on my blog, too -- more later, much love,

Steve B

K. A. Laity said...

Hey Steve --
As soon as I know when and where it'll be out, I'll be sure to let you know. I imagine it ought to have a lot to interest you.