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

The Dead Days: Stories Within Stories

Welcome back to our Dead Days series, where we are revelling in the eerie in-between nature of the year’s end by thinking about ideas of liminality and thresholds in the Gothic. For today’s post, we’re looking at the boundaries which exist within texts: those between narratives, which readers cross over alongside characters. Opening Up The … Continue reading The Dead Days: Stories Within Stories