‘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

Shirley Jackson Re-Imagined in Riverdale

This post contains spoilers for Season 6, Episode 1 of Riverdale. Welcome to Rivervale ‘There’s a town that exists at the borderlands. A place of nightmares and dreamscapes. A place where folklore and myth carry the weight of fact and truth.’ I watch as Jughead Jones walks towards me on a lonely, forest road. Both … Continue reading Shirley Jackson Re-Imagined in Riverdale

Reading group: Body Snatching and Unruly Anatomies

Sheffield Gothic are excited to announce our first reading group back after the holidays, where we’ll be looking at Robert Louis Stevenson’s ‘The Body Snatcher’ and Sheri Holman’s The Dress Lodger. These delightfully dark stories feature rogue anatomists in desperate pursuit of bodies for their dissection studies. We’ll be meeting online on Wednesday 9th February … Continue reading Reading group: Body Snatching and Unruly Anatomies