Blog Series

Current Blog Series:

Everyday Gothic

In the Everyday Gothic series, our contributors explore day-to-day experiences that have reminded them of the Gothic – whether these were spooky, unsettling, or just a little odd. We’re always on the lookout for new posts, so if you have a story you want to tell get in touch at or tweet us @SheffieldGothic!

Holiday Gothic

Our Holiday Gothic series takes a look at the darker sides of celebrations throughout the year. Keep an eye out for our calls for posts as different holiday seasons approach, or get in touch if there’s a holiday you think we should consider!

Gothic Bible

The ‘Gothic Bible Blog Series’ is part of the Gothic Bible project, a collaborative project run by Sheffield Gothic and SIIBS at the University of Sheffield, and also the University of Auckland (you can find out more about the project here). The blog series is ongoing, so if you would like to contribute a post you can email us at with the subject ‘Gothic Bible Blog Submission’ or tweet us at @GothicBible. 

Archive Blog Series:

Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2017)

Throughout the summer of 2017, and in honour of the twentieth anniversary of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003), Sheffield Gothic explored each of the show’s seven seasons in a special blog series dedicated to Buffy. Each week the series focused on a different season, publishing a diverse range of posts exploring Xander, Giles, Faith, heroinism and victimhood, vampire boyfriends, werewolves and so much more. 

Sheffield Gothic’s Profile Blog Series (2018)

Want to know more about the Sheffield Goths? Well, here they are – our much acclaimed profile blogs! Find out what got our co-organisers (Lauren Nixon and Mary Going) into the Gothic, what heads of the Centre for the History of the Gothic (Professors Andrew Smith and Angela Wright) have on their recommendation list, and who our members (and honorary members) would invite to dinner!

Halloween Spooky Picks (2019)

Halloween is a Gothicist’s favourite time of the year, so what better time than Halloween to share some of our favourite spooky recommendations! Whether you prefer Terror Gothic or Horror Gothic, if you like your frights to be strictly PG, or if you just need a break from slaying all that evil – settle in with Sheffield Gothic’s spooky picks from our 2019 series. We have Gothic picks from art to spooky places to visit, our favourite Gothic film and TV series, and also some spooky music video recommendations. And if you like any of our picks, or want to share some of your own, don’t forget to tweet us at @SheffieldGothic!

Got an idea for a blog series?

Sheffield Gothic welcomes pitches for blog series of a minimum of three posts. Blog series can be single authored, or feature multiple contributors. Each post should follow our blog guidelines (which you can find here). Please email your enquiries to sheffieldgothic@gmail with the subject line ‘Blog Series Enquiry’.