Through our members of staff, the Gothic Centre is affiliated to many of the key publishing channels for Gothic scholarship, from Gothic Studies journal to the first exclusive book series on Horror Studies. You can find out more about our connections to these presses below.

Gothic Studies Journal (Manchester University Press, 1999–2018/Edinburgh University Press, 2018–)

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 almost all academic establishments. Gothic Studies invites contributions from scholars working within any period of the Gothic; interdisciplinary scholarship is especially welcome, as are readings in the media and beyond the written word. Our Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn is Reviews Editor for this journal.

You can find out more about the Gothic Studies journal here.

Horror Studies Journal (Intellect, 2010–)

Horror Studies is a peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to the rigorous study of horror in all of its cultural and historical forms, from film and literature, music and dance, to fine art, photography and beyond. Seeking to advance the academic study of horror in theoretically and historically informed ways, Horror Studies is devoted to publishing high-quality articles and reviews relevant to its focus. With a strong commitment to interdisciplinarity, the journal seeks to foster fruitful dialogue on horror between a wide range of different critical and scholarly traditions. Our Dr Linnie Blake and Prof Dale Townshend are on the editorial board for this journal.

You can find out more about the Horror Studies journal here.

The Horror Studies Book Series (University of Wales Press, 2018–)

This the first book series exclusively dedicated to the study of the genre in all its various manifestations – from fiction to cinema and television, magazines to comics, and stretching to other forms of narrative texts such as video games or music. Horror Studies aims to raise the profile of Horror and to further its academic institutionalisation and study by providing a publishing home for cutting-edge research. As an exciting new venture within UWP’s established Cultural Studies and Literary Criticism programme, Horror Studies will expand the field of interest in the dark, the macabre and the scary in both innovative and student-friendly ways. Our Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes is the series editor.

Editorial board: Dr Stacey Abbott (Roehampton University), Dr Linnie Blake (Manchester Metropolitan University), Prof. Harry M. Benshoff (University of North Texas), Prof. Fred

Botting (Kingston University), Prof. Steven Bruhm (University of Western Ontario, Canada), Prof. Steffen Hantke (Sogang University, Seoul), Dr Joan Hawkins (Indiana University, USA), Dr Bernice M. Murphy (Trinity College Dublin), Prof. Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (University of Lausanne), Dr Johnny Walker (Northumbria University).

UWP and the series editor are happy to receive proposals for possible monographs or collections. Please send initial expressions of interest to Xavier Aldana Reyes and Sarah Lewis.

Palgrave Gothic book series (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013–)

This series of gothic books is the first to treat the genre in its many inter-related, global and 'extended' cultural aspects to show how the taste for the medieval and the sublime gave rise to a perverse taste for terror and horror and how that taste became not only international (with a huge fan base in places such as South Korea and Japan) but also the sensibility of the modern age, changing our attitudes to such diverse areas as the nature of the artist, the meaning of drug abuse and the concept of the self. The series is accessible but scholarly, with referencing kept to a minimum and theory contextualised where possible. All the books are readable by an intelligent student or a knowledgeable general reader interested in the subject. Our Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn is on the editorial board for this journal.

You can find out more about the Palgrave Gothic book series here.

 

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