For the “Jewish Fantasy Worldwide anthology” (forthcoming), edited by Valerie Estelle Frankel, I analysed Jewish elements in 21st century Alfredian fanfiction. One of my case studies is “Palomita” (2022) by murasaki97. With permission of the author, I republish it here.

For the “Jewish Fantasy Worldwide anthology” (forthcoming), edited by Valerie Estelle Frankel, I analysed Jewish elements in 21st century Alfredian fanfiction. One of my case studies is the short story “Petite Histoire” (2022) by LeaZen. With permission of the author, I republish it here.

Fight like a girl! – a seminar to lead the way On the 24th of April, our internationally oriented 2022 Seminar for Women in Kendo & Iaido was held, organised by Sherita Lalji (Shin Nakada).

Sam Gardner, the protagonist of the Netflix series Atypical, has an obsession with penguins and Antarctica. He tells us early on that penguins have a pattern of behaviour that is not true when it comes to humans: they mate for life. Throughout the series, Sam will explore (like the great explorer and researcher that he is) different ways of connecting with women. In this article we will delve into this issue and analyse how the series addresses love in general and polyamory in particular.

Various autistic people have found ways around singling out as a minority to actively engage in global politics. In this blog post, I will discuss three autistic influencers: Greta Thunberg, Daryl Hannah and Temple Grandin. The term ‘auti-influencers’ will be used to refer to a global movement of people with autism who actively participate in discussions on global topics.