Affiliation: Franklin College
Period: 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Queer Gothic, Gothic Gender
Genres and Media: Fiction, Poetry
Regions and Cultures: American Gothic, Southern American Gothic
Emily Banks (MFA, PhD) is a poet and professor at Franklin College. She chairs the Shirley Jackson Society and is a managing editor of Shirley Jackson Studies. Her scholarship has appeared in JMMLA, ESQ, Women’s Studies, Mississippi Quarterly, and Arizona Quarterly, as well as the edited collections Shirley Jackson and Domesticity: Beyond the Haunted House and Shirley Jackson: A Companion. She has published a book of poetry, Mother Water, and her poems have appeared in journals such as Plume, Mid-American Review, 32 Poems, Copper Nickel, and The Rumpus.