Keith M C O’Sullivan

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen

Research Areas:
Period: Early Modern Gothic, 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Technology, Medicine and Science, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic, Antipodean Gothic, Canadian Gothic, European Gothic, Irish Gothic, Nordic Gothic, Scottish Gothic, Southern American Gothic
Creatures: Animals, Ghosts, Monsters

Author of Ramsey Campbell (UWP Gothic Authors: Critical Revisions Series, 2023) and Senior Rare Books Librarian at University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Email: k.m.osullivan@abdn.ac.uk

Seonaid Gallagher

Affiliation: The Open University

Research Areas:
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth, Technology, Medicine and Science
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Games

Email: sjgall@gmail.com

Isabella van Elferen

Research Areas:
Period: Early Modern Gothic, 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Gender
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Gothic Music, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Fiction
Creatures: Animals, Ghosts, Vampires

Having retired from academic life, Isabella van Elferen is a singing gardener with a penchant for research. She publishes on Gothic music and criticism, music philosophy, and baroque sacred music.

Email: i.vanelferen@outlook.com

Paige Kemp

Affiliation: Sam Houston State University

Research Areas:
Period: 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic
Genres and Media: Fiction, Poetry
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic, European Gothic, Irish Gothic
Creatures: Monsters, Vampires

I am a Masters student focusing on the Gothic and Queer Theory.

Email: paigeleeannkemp@gmail.com

Maya Hernandez

Affiliation: University of Colorado Denver

Research Areas:
Period: Early Modern Gothic, 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Masculinity, Queer Gothic, Trans Gothic, Gothic Gender
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Comics and Graphic Novels, Poetry, Theatre and Performance, Tourism and Travel, Virtual Gothic
Regions and Cultures: Postcolonial Gothic, African Gothic, American Gothic, Antipodean Gothic, Arctic Gothic, Asian Gothic, Black Gothic, Canadian Gothic, Caribbean Gothic, Creole Gothic, European Gothic, Irish Gothic, Latin American Gothic, Middle-Eastern Gothic, Nordic Gothic, Scottish Gothic, Southern American Gothic, Tropical Gothic, Welsh Gothic
Creatures: Aliens, Animals, Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Zombies

I am a graduate student at the University of Colorado Denver, interested in gender and power.

Email: maya.hernandez@ucdenver.edu

Kier-La Janisse

Affiliation: Severin Films

Research Areas:
Period: 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Animation, Fiction, Film and TV, Children and YA, Tourism and Travel
Creatures: Animals, Ghosts

Kier-La Janisse is the author of House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films (2012/2022), writer/director/producer of the documentary Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror (2021), founder of The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies, and a producer and acquisitions executive for Severin Films.

Email: bigsmashproductions@gmail.com
Website: https://www.kierlajanisse.com/

Ailish Brassil

Research Areas:
Period: 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Masculinity
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Gothic Fashion, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Fiction, Film and TV, Children and YA
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic, European Gothic, Irish Gothic
Creatures: Ghosts, Vampires

Ailish Brassil is a PhD student studying domestic horror in Rebecca, Carrie, Matilda and Coraline.

Email: ailishbrassil24@gmail.com

Alison Kloosterman

Affiliation: Trent University

Research Areas:
Period: Early Modern Gothic, 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Masculinity, Queer Gothic, Trans Gothic, Gothic Gender
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Fiction, Film and TV, Poetry
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic, European Gothic
Creatures: Monsters, Vampires

I am a PhD student at Trent University writing about the ways that economic structures impact what is rendered monstrous in the early-modern Gothic novel.

Email: akloosterman@trentu.ca

Kimberley Richardson

Affiliation: University of Warwick

Research Areas:
Period: Early Modern Gothic, 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Masculinity, Queer Gothic, Trans Gothic, Gothic Gender
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth, Technology, Medicine and Science
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Poetry
Regions and Cultures: Postcolonial Gothic, Arctic Gothic, Asian Gothic, Black Gothic, European Gothic, Nordic Gothic, Scottish Gothic
Creatures: Aliens, Animals, Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Zombies

I am an MA World Literature student at the University of Warwick with BA (Hons) English dissertation in fin de si├Ęcle Gothic masculinities from Birmingham City University.

Email: kimberley.richardson@warwick.ac.uk

Heidi Backes

Affiliation: Missouri State University

Research Areas:
Period: 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Folklore and Myth, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Fiction
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic, European Gothic
Creatures: Ghosts, Monsters

Dr. Heidi Backes is an Associate Professor of Spanish at Missouri State University with a research focus on the neo-Gothic movement in Spain.

Email: hbackes@missouristate.edu