Tony Fonseca

Anthony J. (Tony) Fonseca is the library director of Alumnae Library, Elms College, Massachusetts. He is the co-author of three books on horror — Encyclopedia of the Zombie: The Walking Dead in Popular Culture, Ghosts in Popular Culture and Legend: An Encyclopedia, and Richard Matheson’s Monsters: Gender in the Stories, Scripts, Novels, and Twilight Zone Episodes — and has published chapters in Dracula’s Daughters: The Female Vampire on Film (edited by Douglas Brode and Leah Deyneka) and Ramsey Campbell: Critical Essays on the Modern Master of Horror (edited by Gary William Crawford). He has also co-authored books on music and librarianship: Hip Hop Around the World: An Encyclopedia, Encyclopedia of Musicians and Bands on Film, and Proactive Marketing for the New and Experienced Library Director. His book Listen to Rap!: Exploring a Musical Genre will be out in September. He has previously published chapters/articles on weird-fiction author Robert Aickman, doppelgängers, psychics, horror readership, vampire music, bhangra-beat music, patron-driven acquisitions, and information literacy trends in academia. His current non-scholarly projects include being co-owner of Dapper Kitty Music and Gothic and Main Publishing.


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