Deanna Koretsky

Affiliation: Spelman College

Research Areas:
Period: 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Queer Gothic, Gothic Gender
Genres and Media: Film and TV, Children and YA, Comics and Graphic Novels, Tourism and Travel
Regions and Cultures: Postcolonial Gothic, American Gothic, Black Gothic, Caribbean Gothic, Creole Gothic, European Gothic
Creatures: Monsters, Vampires

Deanna P. Koretsky specializes in critical race and feminist approaches to Gothic and horror. Her current work focuses on The Vampire Diaries franchise. She is also completing an edition of Mary Shelley’s Mathilda for Oxford University Press. Her first book, Death Rights: Romantic Suicide, Race, and the Bounds of Liberalism (2021), shows how cultural representations of suicide inherited from the nineteenth century continue to reinforce anti-Blackness in the modern world.