Janice Liedl

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I'm a professor of history at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario.

I write a lot about pop culture and history. I co-edited The Hobbit and History and Star Wars and History along with contributing chapters on Carlisle Cullen to Twilight and History (2010) and chapters on women/witches and the government of the wizarding world to Harry Potter and History (2011). I've also published on the relationship of history to Battlestar Galactica and science fiction as a genre. Next up is a chapter on the mothers in Game of Thrones and historical mothers in medieval and early modern Europe. Oh, mother of dragons, you ain't seen nothing yet!

I also publish conventional histories of people in early modern England. You can read my latest academic
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Writing Re-energized

Term is over and I even wrangled in a vacation. (A week in eastern Ireland: it was lovely!) Now it’s back to work which means writing. I’ve been writing throughout the academic term, but it’s time to get serious and pull together the bits and pieces for an article that I can submit on crime and mothering.


I cleared the decks yesterday by completing a book review due at the end of the month. The...

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