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Episode 45 – Conference Report: MR James and the Modern Ghost Story

April 14, 2015 | Episodes, Uncategorized | Comments (3)

The Old Library at Cambridge UniversityThis week, Will and Mike don their academic tweeds, gather their notes and ascend to the podium to bring you their conference report on MR James and the Modern Ghost Story.  Join us for 45 minutes of (un)learned comment, digressions and wild speculation – plus more expert commentary from author Helen Grant (@helengrantsays), comics writer John Reppion (@johnreppion) and horror expert Prof Darryl Jones, as well as conference organisers Jane Mainley-Piddock (@jmainpidd) and Jim Mussell (@jimmussell).

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  1. Diane Willard says:

    Hi Guys. Sorry I missed you on your visit up north. Next time you venture where there be dragons I hope you will let me buy you lunch as a thank you for all the fantastic podcasts. I am half way through listening to the Librivox recording of The Five Jars. Feel like my meds are causing some very nasty side effects. My God! What a bizarre story!
    Keep up the good work! Cheers!

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  3. MarkB says:

    I just listened to this podcast, and heard a mention of James’ professional interest in old, obscure books. The same night, in reading A.N. Wilson’s Paul: the mind of the Apostle, I noticed a citation noted at the bottom of a page referring to a collection of Biblical apocryphia by… M.R. James. Pure coincidence, no doubt. Not spooky at all.

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