"He threw his hands up into the air, burst into
a harsh clatter of words, and then,
hurling himself down upon the ground beside the mummy,
he threw his arms round her,
and kissed her repeatedly upon the lips and brow."
[Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Ring of Thoth"]
"They broke in upon me and found me doing
an unholy thing."
[Boris Karloff in The Mummy (1932)]
Introduction to Mummies
popular cultural history and commentary.
from silent to recent films.
primary texts and secondary sources.
The Curse of the
a portion of an unpublished article about mummies
in popular culture.
a producer found this page and interviewed me
for a web site promotion of their mummy programs.
Doyle's "The Ring of Thoth"
an excellent student paper from 2009.
Michael Delahoyde, Clinical Associate Professor, Department of English
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last updated 4 December 2009.