An Irish Tradition

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

‘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

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