This is a repost of a 2016 episode.
In our 2016 holiday episode, we looked at the forgotten Christmas Eve tradition of telling ghost stories. M.R. James’ work from over a hundred years ago best represents this Victorian trend, so in his honor we brought horror to academia and safe spaces.
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- How Did Antiquarians Become Action Story Heroes?
- Ghost stories: why the Victorians were so spookily good at them
- Christmas Ghost Stories: The Ghost of Christmas Past Goes Further Back Than You Might Realize
- M. R. James’ Ghost Stories Work Eerily Well in This Graphic Fiction Form
- Telling ghost stories is a lost tradition on Christmas Eve