About this Journal

The official journal of the International Gothic Association considers the field of Gothic studies from the eighteenth century to the present day.  The aim of Gothic Studies is not merely to open a forum for dialogue and cultural criticism, but to provide a specialist journal for scholars working in a field which is today taught or researched in academic institutions around the globe. Gothic Studies invites contributions from scholars working within any period of the Gothic; interdisciplinary scholarship is especially welcome, as are studies of works across the range of media, beyond the written word.

Editors and Editorial Board


Emily Alder, Edinburgh Napier University, UK


Associate Editor

Tim Jones, University of Stirling, UK

Olivia Ferguson,  Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, University of Edinburgh, UK


Assistant Editor

Fran Thielman, Texas A&M University , USA


Reviews Editors


Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Department of English, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 5NH

email: [email protected]

North America/Rest of World

Maisha Wester, Department of American Studies, 602 Ballantine Hall, Indiana University, Blommington, IN, 47405, USA

email: [email protected]


Editorial Board

Enrique Ajuria Ibarra, Universidad de las Américas Puebla, Mexico

Katarzyna Ancuta, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Linnie Blake, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Fred Botting, Kingston University, UK

Steven Bruhm, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Mariaconcetta Costantini, Università G. d’Annunzio’ di Chieti-Pescara, Italy

Charles Crow, Bowling Green State University, USA

Carol Margaret Davison, University of Windsor, Canada

Justin Edwards, University of Stirling, UK

Benjamin Fisher, University of Mississippi, USA

Monica Germanà, University of Westminster, UK

Jason Haslam, Dalhousie University, Canada

Jerrold Hogle, University of Arizona, USA

William Hughes, University of Macau, China

Timothy Jones, University of Stirling, UK

Karen Macfarlane, Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada

Gilles Menegaldo, Université de Poitiers, France

Marie Mulvey-Roberts, University of the West of England, UK

Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

David Punter, University of Bristol, UK

Victor Sage, University of East Anglia, UK

Andrew Smith, University of Sheffield, UK

Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University, UK

John Whatley, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Angela Wright, University of Sheffield, UK

Anne Williams, University of Georgia, USA

Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

Maisha Wester, Indiana University, USA


The International Gothic Association unites teachers, scholars, students, artists, writers and performers from around the world who are interested in any aspect of gothic culture: fiction, drama, poetry, art, film, music, architecture, popular culture and technology. It promotes the study and dissemination of information on gothic culture from the mid eighteenth century to the contemporary moment. The only association of its kind, the IGA is the academic centre for people interested in an analysis of the gothic.

To join the Association and receive a copy of Gothic Studies as part of your membership, please visit the journal's Subscription page.

For further information on the IGA, please visit the Association website.


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Gothic Studies

Print ISSN: 1362-7937 Online ISSN: 2050-456X
Published on behalf of the International Gothic Association
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