Saturday, 28 October 2017 at 6:00 pm
Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies Book Launch and Wine Reception
Location: 70 Oxford St, M1 5NH
Join the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies in celebrating the 2017 release of five new publications from our academic staff:
- Xavier Aldana Reyes - Spanish Gothic: National Identity, Collaboration and Cultural Adaptation (Palgrave Macmillan)
- Eds. Linnie Blake and Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet - Neoliberal Gothic: International Gothic in the Neoliberal Age (MUP)
- Chloe Germaine Buckley - 21st Century Children’s Gothic: From the Wanderer to Nomadic Subject (EUP)
- Ed. Sorcha Ni Fhlainn - Clive Barker: Dark Imaginer (MUP)
- Eds. Dale Townshend, Michael Carter and Peter N. Lindfield Writing Britain’s Ruins (British Library)
Join us for an evening of wine, short speeches and a jaw-dropping celebration cake from the wondrous Conjuror’s Kitchen: www.conjurerskitchen.com
The wine reception will be followed by an optional trip to see the Manchester city centre Halloween decorations and spontaneous dinner/drinks (to be arranged on the night).
Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University, and a founding member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies. He is the author of Spanish Gothic (2017), Horror Film and Affect (2016) and Body Gothic (2014), and the editor of Horror: A Literary History (2016). Xavier is chief editor of the University of Wales Press's forthcoming Horror Studies book series, the first dedicated to the genre in all its manifestations.
Dr Linnie Blake is Reader in Film and Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University and Head of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies. She has published widely on Gothic literature, film and television and sits on the editorial and advisory board of the journal Horror Studies and Dark Arts and the University of Wales’ Horror Studies series. Her most recent book is the collection Neoliberal Gothic (2017) co-edited with Agnieszka Soltisik Monnet.
Chloé Germaine Buckley is Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University. She writes about and teaches children’s literature and culture. Her previous publications include articles on children's Gothic, Weird fiction, witches and the postcolonial Gothic. She is co-editor of the edited collection, Telling it Slant: Critical Approaches on Helen Oyeyemi (2017) with Sarah Ilott.
Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Literature and a founding member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. She is Reviews Editor for Gothic Studies, the journal of the International Gothic Association. She has published widely in Gothic and horror studies, popular culture and film studies. Upcoming titles include Postmodern Vampires: Film, Fiction, and Popular Culture (Palgrave, 2018).
Dale Townshend is Professor of Gothic Literature in the Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University. His most recent publications have arisen from his AHRC Leadership Fellowship, ‘Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700–1850: The Architectural Imagination’, and include Writing Britain’s Ruins, a collection of critical essays, co-edited with Michael Carter and Peter N. Lindfield, and a forthcoming monograph, Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760–1840. He is also currently co-editing, with Angela Wright and Catherine Spooner, the three-volume The Cambridge History of the Gothic, scheduled for publication in 2020.