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!

Journeys in Gothic Study: A Sheffield Gothic Research Event

Sheffield Gothic has exciting news! We have a Gothic research and networking afternoon coming up on Friday 29th April from 1–5pm, featuring talks from a range of Gothic speakers. Join us to learn about recent developments in Gothic research and our speakers' own unique journeys in academia. Our speakers are Professor Dale Townshend, Dr Lauren … Continue reading Journeys in Gothic Study: A Sheffield Gothic Research Event

‘Til Death Do Us Part’: Teenage Girls and their Vampire Boyfriends

Our Holiday Gothic series takes a look at the darker sides of celebrations throughout the year. In this Valentine's Day post, Sophie Haywood investigates the recent trend of vampires as YA romantic heroes. The vampire has long been a key figure in Gothic fiction, but its transformation into romantic hero is a fairly recent phenomenon. … Continue reading ‘Til Death Do Us Part’: Teenage Girls and their Vampire Boyfriends