The Book of Demons: edited by Middlesex lecturer Dr Adam Dalton

The Book of Demons is a compilation of short stories by a group of researchers from Middlesex University, working with prize-winning creative writers from the UK, the USA and Canada, including Barrie’s own J. McDonald.

Together, they have produced this exciting new book that explores the history of demonology, and what it is to be part of marginalized groups in today’s world.

“Why is it that, in recent years, there has been a dramatic surge in the number of exorcisms being performed by the Catholic Church throughout the world, including in the U.S.? Could it be that there are actually demons among us?” 

Dr. Adam Dalton-West provides us with answers in a gripping introduction.

Learn how the practice of exorcism is only increasing in the U.S. and UK today, find out the truth behind Queen Elizabeth the First’s notorious court magician John Dee, consider the arcane rituals of the occultist Aleister Crowley, discover what inspired King James the First to author his treatise Daemonologie and shake your head as you learn about the horrific witch-hunts which were conducted in the King’s name.

With contributions from Gollancz author A.J. Dalton, prize-winner Nadine West, established writers Elyn Joy, Michael Conroy, Isabella Hunter, Gabriel Wisdom and introducing J. McDonald and others, this collection explores the history of demonology, as well as contemporary examples of demonic possession, examines how particular groups in society are persecuted, and shows how society and relationships might still be magically transformed.

For more information, click here

Publishing success by BA English graduate, Kadisha Kaur-Singh

Kadisha Kaur-Singh, who has just graduated with a BA English honours degree from Middlesex University, recently developed an an app with ERIC to provide advice and opportunities for young creatives.

Kadisha also published an article about hair styles and cultural appropriation in GUAP magazine.

You can find out more about recent publishing successes by our students in the Creative Writing Headquarters (CREW HQ) website: https://writinghq.wixsite.com/crew-hq.

Creative Writing Headquarters (CREW HQ)

We are thrilled to launch our brand new online creative writing community for MDX students, MDX staff, alumni, schools and industry professionals. It offers free learning resources, free learning events and a newsletter. Sign up today! http://www.creativewritinghq.com/

Don’t miss the upcoming event:

‘How to self-publish‘: 3 November 14.00 – 15.00

Learn from Middlesex University alumni (Nicole Penzkoferova, Kelsey Head and Lauren Bott) about their journey to book publication, fame and fortune!

To attend contact: Dr Adam Dalton

Vacancies for Hourly Paid Academics (HPAs) in English at Middlesex University

The Media department at Middlesex University is looking to appoint hourly paid visiting academics (HPAs) to undertake teaching and assessment at third-year undergraduate level in the areas of Independent Project in language, literature and creative writing (online, term 1 in 2021-22), Teaching Englishes (on campus, terms 1 and 2 in 2021-22) and Media Communication (on campus terms 1 and 2 in 2021-22). These modules are part of the BA English degree. The teaching roles will commence from 27 September 2021 at our London Hendon campus.

 Requirements:

1.   Appropriate academic qualifications at postgraduate level;

2.   Ability to deliver high quality teaching at Higher Education level;

3.   Understanding of good professional practice in learning and teaching;

4.   Suitable expertise in language, linguistics and communication.

To apply, please send a CV plus a covering letter to Anna Charalambidou a.charalambidou@mdx.ac.uk by 5pm on Monday 26 July 2021.

Applicants can expect a response by Wednesday 28 July 2021 and interviews will be held virtually on Monday 2 August 2021.

Please note that before we can make an offer of work we will require candidates to undertake a ‘Right to Work’ check that will require them to present their passport (and visa if applicable) and their most recent certificate.

For any questions please contact Anna Charalambidou, Programme Leader for BA English, at the email address given above.