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!
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
Sheffield Gothic is very excited to welcome you to our next reading group on vampire boyfriends and the Gothic imaginary. This reading group follows on from Sophie Haywood's Valentine's Day blog, which looked at the rise of vampires as romantic heroes in the modern day. We'll be meeting online at 3–4.30pm on Wednesday 20th April … Continue reading Reading Group: Vampire Boyfriends
Our Holiday Gothic series takes a look at the darker sides of celebrations throughout the year. In this post, Megan Stephens explores the influence of Irish authors on the Gothic for St Patrick's Day. Happy St Patrick’s Day! Today, as drinks run freely and rivers run green, here at Sheffield Gothic we’re celebrating by having … Continue reading An Irish Tradition
She jumped and screamed and, as she did, a face came towards her: no eyes, no nose, no mouth. She screamed again and rushed to the bedroom door. Something touched her back... Things...no not a thing of the night, but Stephen, her husband. She had been screaming. It was the second time this week. The … Continue reading Dreams and Visions
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