Sheffield Gothic are excited to announce our first reading group of this academic year, looking at Angela Carter's collection The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories (1979). These stories highlight the dark potential of the fairytale, using folklore to explore body horror, feminism, and to reinvestigate the Gothic genre itself. We'll be meeting online on Wednesday … Continue reading Reading Group – The Dark Side of Fairytales: Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber
Sheffield's Centre for the History of the Gothic are pleased to announce a Gothic social and game night, for University of Sheffield School of English staff, postgrads, and friends. The event is being held on Thursday 4th November from 6pm at Meltdown, Sheffield. If you've not been before, it's a gaming bar so there will … Continue reading The Centre for the History of the Gothic’s Game Night!
Missed the recent Centre for the History of the Gothic's Online Retreat? Not to worry! Sheffield Gothic have you covered with this summary... Sheffield Gothic were invited to partake in the Centre for the History of the Gothic's online retreat on Friday 23rd April. The day was kindly organised by the Centre's co-directors, Andrew Smith, … Continue reading The Centre for the History of the Gothic’s Online Retreat: A Summary
(Hi)stories Within Lovecraft Country A Half-day Online Symposium 12.00-18.00 BST (0.700-13.00 EST) May 20, 2021 The Centre for the History of the Gothic is delighted to announce that registration is now open for ‘Cults, Cthulus, and Klansmen: The (Hi)stories within Lovecraft Country’. Registration is free and our online symposium will be taking place on zoom, so wherever you … Continue reading Cults, Cthulus, and Klansmen: Registration
Sheffield Gothic Reading Group presents.... Octavia E. Butler's Science Fiction If speculative fiction, sci-fi, the uncanny and the dystopian appeal, then join us in a virtual reading group to discuss Octavia E. Butler's weird worlds on Wednesday 28th April, 3:30 - 5:00pm. As a black woman writing science-fiction, Butler challenged assumptions about the genre's writers, … Continue reading Reading Group – Octavia E. Butler’s Science Fiction
The Gothic genre has always been concerned with the ‘Other’, a figure who predominantly represents the transgressive, who stands out for being different to hegemonic social and political ideals. At the end of the Victorian period, the fin de siècle Gothic attached this label to the ‘foreign’ figure, most canonically evident in the vampiric Count … Continue reading “We’re Americans”: The Gothic in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’