Affiliation: Lancaster University
Period: Early Modern Gothic, 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth, Technology, Medicine and Science, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Children and YA, Games, Poetry, Theatre and Performance
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’m a disabled former teacher turned writer and founder of the popular online writing community Virtual Writers.
I have an MA with distinction in Creative Writing from Manchester Metropolitan University and am currently pursuing a PhD at Lancaster University. My critical research examines the ways in which themes of illness and disability are framed in children’s Gothic fiction.