Derek Newman-Stille is a PhD student at the Frost Centre for Canadian Studies at Trent University. Derek researches Canadian Urban Dark Fantasy and the use of the symbol of the monster for exploring the representation of disability issues. They have taught courses at Trent university on Werewolves as Symbols of the Human Experience and Witchcraft in the Greek and Roman World, and have presented papers on the Canadian fantastic at the Popular Culture Association of Canada, The International Conference for the Fantastic in the Arts, the Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy, as well as at several other conferences on various aspects of their research. Derek has previously published an academic essay titled “Morality and Monstrous Disability in Topographia Hibernica” in a book titled The Treatment of Disabled Persons in Medieval Europe: Examining Disability in the Historical, Legal, Literary, Medical, and Religious Discourses of the Middle Ages. Derek is an artist of many mediums and their visual arts can be seen at www.dereknewmanstille.ca.