Dara Downey

Affiliation: Trinity College Dublin

Research Areas:
Period: 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Masculinity, Queer Gothic, Gothic Gender
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Eco-Gothic, Folklore and Myth, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Children and YA
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic, Black Gothic, Canadian Gothic, Caribbean Gothic, Creole Gothic, Latin American Gothic, Southern American Gothic
Creatures: Ghosts, Vampires

My research focuses on domesticity and belief in American gothic and supernatural fiction and popular culture. Current project: Shirley Jackson: A Literary Life (Palgrave 2025-26).

Email: downeyd@tcd.ie