Launched in 2015, the Dark Arts Journal: New and Emerging Voices in Gothic Studies is a new platform which exists to publish and promote upcoming and emerging voices in the exciting field of Gothic Studies. The journal is affiliated to the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies and to The Centre for the History of the Gothic, based at Sheffield University.

The journal operates on open access policies and has its own peer review process. Updates are published twice a year and previous editions are available for download in PDF format.

The Dark Arts Journal is part of the Dark Arts Network, a tool for allowing exciting young scholars to gain experience, gain connections and contribute to their field.

The Dark Arts Journal is guided by an experienced body of scholars who make up an advisory board. Current members are listed below (in alphabetical order):

  • Dr Stacey Abbott, Reader in Film and Television Studies (Roehampton University)
  • Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Film (Manchester Met)
  • Dr Linnie Blake, Principal Lecturer and head of the Manchester Centre For Gothic Studies (Manchester Met)
  • Prof Fred Botting, Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing (Kingston University)
  • Dr Kevin Corstorphine, Lecturer in English (University of Hull)
  • Dr Matt Foley, Lecturer in English (Manchester Met)
  • Dr Claire Nally, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century English Literature (Northumbria University)
  • Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Studies (Manchester Met)
  • Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Reader in Popular Media and Culture (Auckland University of Technology) & President of the Gothic Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • Dr Anna Powell, Research Fellow (Manchester Met)
  • Prof David Punter, Professor of English (University of Bristol)
  • Dr Andrew Smith, Reader in Nineteenth Century Literature (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Catherine Spooner, Reader in Literature and Culture (Lancaster University)
  • Prof Angela Wright, Professor of Romantic Literature (University of Sheffield)
  • Dr Catherine Wynne, Senior Lecturer in English (University of Hull)
  • Prof Sue Zlosnik, Emeritus Professor in Gothic Literature (Manchester Met)

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You can also follow The Dark Arts Journal on Twitter (@DarkArtsJournal) and find out more on the hashtag #GothsAssemble.

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