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The Ashgate Research Companion to Monsters and the Monstrous
Edited by Asa Simon Mittman, California State University, Chico, USA and Peter J. Dendle, Pennsylvania State University, Mont Alto, USA

‘...a ground-breaking guide to unreal creatures – the contested modern “real” sciences of cryptozoology and ufology are largely excluded here – from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. Edited by an associate professor of art history and of English respectively and with contributions from 21 other academics in North America and the UK, this volume is a substantial and truly cross-disciplinary enterprise, embracing history, classics and religious, cultural and media studies in addition to literature and art.’ - Reference Reviews

The field of monster studies has grown significantly over the past few years and this companion provides a comprehensive guide to the study of monsters and the monstrous from historical, regional and thematic perspectives. The collection reflects the truly multi-disciplinary nature of monster studies, bringing in scholars from literature, art history, religious studies, history, classics and cultural and media studies. The companion offers scholars and graduate students the first comprehensive and authoritative review of this emergent field.

August 2013 598 pages Paperback 978-1-4724-1801-2 £35.00 £28.00

Hardback 978-1-4094-0754-6 £90.00 £72.00


The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters
Edited by Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, Central Michigan University, USA

This concise Encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. More than 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as ‘ghost’ and ‘vampire’ are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. This book is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.
January 2014 640 pages Hardback 978-1-4094-2562-5 £95.00 £76.00

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