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The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames (2021)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K., & Crofts, M. (in press). The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames. In A. Alcala Gonzalez, & C. H. Sederholm (Eds.), Lovecraft in the 21st Century: Dead, But Still Dreaming (213-226). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367713065

Manuel Aguirre’s The Closed Space: Horror Literature and Western Symbolism (1990) drew critical focus to the importance of enclosed spaces and Gothic literature; caverns, catacombs and labyrinths. For Aguirre ‘the world is defined in horror literatur... Read More about The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames.

Het Dorp: Experimental Incarceration (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Kember, M. (2021, November). Het Dorp: Experimental Incarceration. Presented at Cultures of Incarceration Centre Research Series 2021/22, University of Hull

Photography in the Big Frame: Conflicting Media Uses of the 1931 Arrest Photograph of the Scottsboro Nine (2021)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (in press). Photography in the Big Frame: Conflicting Media Uses of the 1931 Arrest Photograph of the Scottsboro Nine. History of Photography,

On March 25 1931 nine young African Americans were arrested in Alabama for the alleged rape of two white women, nearly lynched, sentenced to death, and eventually incarcerated for years. This article examines the arrest photograph of the Scottsboro N... Read More about Photography in the Big Frame: Conflicting Media Uses of the 1931 Arrest Photograph of the Scottsboro Nine.

“ ‘O Prison Darkness … Lions in the Cage’; The ‘Exceptional’ Prison Narratives of Guantanamo Bay” (2020)
Book Chapter
Metcalf, J. (2020). “ ‘O Prison Darkness … Lions in the Cage’; The ‘Exceptional’ Prison Narratives of Guantanamo Bay”. In The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Media (67-87). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36059-7

Prison memoirs often consider the author’s life of crime prior to incarceration and reflect on the behaviors (e.g., greed) or structural violence (e.g., poverty, racism) that led them to the prison. But what happens then, when as in the case of Guant... Read More about “ ‘O Prison Darkness … Lions in the Cage’; The ‘Exceptional’ Prison Narratives of Guantanamo Bay”.

'It's my destiny': Narrating prison violence and masculinity in the Shaun Attwood trilogy (2018)
Book Chapter
Metcalf, J. (2018). 'It's my destiny': Narrating prison violence and masculinity in the Shaun Attwood trilogy. In C. Bielby, & J. S. Murer (Eds.), Perpetrating Selves : Doing Violence, Performing Identity (133-154). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96785-1_7

Metcalf engages with a trilogy of memoirs written by Shaun Attwood, a UK citizen who spent six years in the US prison system. Utilising the burgeoning field of narrative criminology to frame her study of Attwood’s books, Metcalf addresses the fascina... Read More about 'It's my destiny': Narrating prison violence and masculinity in the Shaun Attwood trilogy.