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.
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On the 15th of June 2021 we celebrated (virtually) the graduation of our fantastic class of 2021.
We will of course have the opportunity to participate in a fully-fledged graduation ceremony in the future on campus and will get to wear your graduation gown. For this online celebration, however, there was no dress code, and everyone was invited to bring along a brightly coloured drink of their choice.
At the party, English, Creative Writing and Journalism programmes announced their graduation PRIZES for academic achievement and best project.
The English graduation award winners are:
Outstanding Academic Achievement in English: Jodie Louise Hammond
Best Independent Project in English: Marisa Sonay Pavli
Each prize comes with a certificate and a generous voucher.
Huge congratulations to the two deserving winners and all out great 2021 English graduates!