Reimagining the Gothic with a Vengeance, vol. 5:

Returns, Revenge, Reckonings Post-Conference Thanks and Updates First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who attended Reimagining this year! You make the conference what it is and we could not be in our fifth year without your continued support, encouragement, and engagement. We had some fantastic speakers this year as well as some … Continue reading Reimagining the Gothic with a Vengeance, vol. 5:


Servants and the Gothic (UWP)

University of Sheffield and Sheffield Gothic alum Kathleen Hudson has recently published the academic monograph Servants and the Gothic, 1764-1831: A half-told tale through the University of Wales Press. This monograph is now widely available through UWP and on Students are also free to request copies of the book through their university library. Servants … Continue reading Servants and the Gothic (UWP)

Dark Tales for Dark Nights: Ghost Story Edition

Join us on this dark night as Sheffield Gothic revives the tradition of telling Ghost Stories on Christmas Eve by recommending some of our favourites. The Open Door (1882) by Charlotte Riddell Amy JacksonThe Open Door is a classic Victorian ghost story which shares much with the popular sensation novel. I like this story because … Continue reading Dark Tales for Dark Nights: Ghost Story Edition

Considering Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray

Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray (1890) is a Victorian fin de siècle novel which fully embraces the Gothic aesthetics of the supernatural and the hidden room. The novel engages with well-established archetypes and tropes, such as the Faustian pact. In the preface to The Picture of Dorian Gray, Wilde states that ‘there is … Continue reading Considering Oscar Wilde’s Dorian Gray