Ghosts, ghosts, ghosts

Posted by Moira Marsh, Librarian for Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Folklore, Sociology, and Telecommunications

Halloween is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to catch up on reading about all things undead, ghoulish, hellish, and supernatural.  Here in the Folklore collection, we have lots of books on ghosts, haunted places, spooks, and the like. Want all of our 184 online books about ghosts? Try this IUCAT Search.

Or for a smaller collection of books, how about this folder filled with hauntings and specters?

Want to check out some southern ghosts?  Try these:

                Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends

                Ghosts along the Mississippi River

                Kentucky Hauntings: Homespun Ghost Stories and Unexplained History

                Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories

Or perhaps ghosts throughout the world?

                The Big Book of Canadian Hauntings

                Restless Dead: Encounters between the Living and the Dead in Ancient Greece

                Spectres of the Self: Thinking about Ghosts and Ghost-seeing in England, 1750-1920

                Yurei Attack! The Japanese Ghost Survival Guide

How about ghosts in literature?

                The Ghostly and the Ghosted in Literature and Film: Spectral Identities

                Haints: American Ghosts, Millennial Passions, and Contemporary Gothic Fictions

                Spectrality in the Novels of Toni Morrison


Note that if any of these links fail to work, we put all the blame on the Ghost in the Machine. A better bet might be to go directly to IUCAT and search for yourself.


Happy Haunted Readings!