A Medievalist’s Guide to Decoding the Creatures in Godzilla: King of the Monsters

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The recent release of Godzilla: King of the Monsters and the introduction of a whole new “monsterverse” has got this medievalist thinking a lot about the creatures that are coming to define our time, and their origins both as kaiju monsters developed in the 1950s and ‘60s by Japan’s Toho Studio and their far older…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/a-medievalists-guide-to-decoding-the-creatures-in-godzi-1835689266

A Medievalist’s Guide to Magic and Alchemy in A Discovery of Witches 

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For a medievalist like myself, it doesn’t get much better than Deborah Harkness’s A Discovery of Witches. Both the internationally bestselling trilogy and the newly adapted TV show have many of the conventions of a kickass fantasy story. There’s a 1,500-year-old vampire, a powerful witch who can literally make it…

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https://io9.gizmodo.com/a-medievalists-guide-to-magic-and-alchemy-in-a-discover-1831463192