If you’re curious about the British Folk Horror genre and/or the Fiend in the Furrows conference taking place today and this weekend at Queen’s (and let’s face it who isn’t), Dr Kath Stevenson has assembled a superb primer. A Fiend in the Furrows from Special Collections explores the work of three of the eminent practitioners of the art: Arthur Machen, M.R. James and Nigel Kneale. Demonstrating how coupling well chosen artefacts with superb content and narrative can engage a diverse audience, this digital exhibit offers readers an opportunity to dip their toes into the genre. For those who want to take full plunge should check out the conference programme. It offers an entrancing array of papers, film screenings, musical performances, and readings that will surely draw you right in. Dr Stevenson’s digital exhibition is delivered via WordPress and combines a specially selected collection of digital artefacts with commentary from the conference’s coordinators – Eamon Byers and Craig Wallace. The unique narrative enhances the live sessions and adds to the growing collection of digital narratives emerging from collaborative effort between Special Collections, the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities and scholars throughout the Queen’s University community.

 

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