The Modern Prometheus or Frankenstein, as it is more generally known as, was a novel written by Mary Shelley in 1818. In 1816, Mary her husband Percy and Lord Byron set out to have a competition on who could write the best horror story. After days of planning and thinking, Shelley wrote her novel on … Continue reading A brief overview of Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus and its history
The Yellow Wall-paper: overview of a feminist journal
(Macalister, Greer (2019) The Lesser-Known Life Behind ’The Yellow Wallpaper’ Literary Hub.) The novel The Yellow Wall-Paper written in 1892 by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is a short novel made up of numerous journal entries from a female protagonist. Though the name of the woman in the short story is never disclosed the novel is said … Continue reading The Yellow Wall-paper: overview of a feminist journal
Reading Group: The Last Of Us
We're back! Our next reading group will be looking at horror sensation The Last Of Us, a post-apocalyptic television show originally adapted from a highly acclaimed video game of the same name. We'll be exploring Gothic tropes within the series, with a particular focus on episode 1, so don't worry if you don't have time … Continue reading Reading Group: The Last Of Us
Announcement: Sheffield Gothic Conference Suggestions
Sheffield Gothic are planning a conference! After the disruptions of the pandemic and a few changes in our organisational team, we’re excited to say that we’re now in a position to start work on a conference celebrating all things Gothic! We recently had our first brainstorming session and realised our team has a strong desire … Continue reading Announcement: Sheffield Gothic Conference Suggestions
Reading Group: Inside No. 9
Sheffield Gothic are excited to announce our first reading group session of 2023! We'll be looking at the BBC anthology show Inside No. 9, which often plays with Gothic tropes in a contemporary way. The session will be hybrid, so join us online or at 38 Mappin Street - Classroom 7 on Weds 8th February … Continue reading Reading Group: Inside No. 9
Candyman Registration is now live!
The Centre for the History of the Gothic at the University of Sheffield and University of California, Riverside are delighted to announce that registration for our online conference Candyman and the Whole Damn Swarm is now live! Taking place on 7-9 October 2022, this conference will celebrate the 30th anniversary of Bernard Rose’s cult horror … Continue reading Candyman Registration is now live!