Mattias Fyhr

Affiliation: Stockholm University

Research Areas:
Period: Early Modern Gothic, 18th Century Gothic, 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic, 21st Century Gothic
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Folklore and Myth, Technology, Medicine and Science, Gothic Music, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Arts, Fiction, Film and TV, Children and YA, Games, Comics and Graphic Novels, Poetry, Theatre and Performance
Regions and Cultures: African Gothic, American Gothic, Asian Gothic, European Gothic, Latin American Gothic, Middle-Eastern Gothic, Nordic Gothic, Southern American Gothic
Creatures: Aliens, Animals, Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Zombies

I am an Associate Professor at Stockholm University. Became a PhD in 2003 with a proposed definition of the Gothic based on Grounded Theory + classical Gothic works 1764-1820 + Gothic theory (only published in Swedish, reprinted three times), wrote a monograph on Lovecraft in 2006 (in 2021 S T Joshi called me “a leading scholar in that nation” in The Recognition of H P Lovecraft (Hippocampus Press, p. 293), a book 2012 on a Gothic author friend of mine, Mare Kandre (1962-2005) and two volumes on the Swedish literary Horror Tradition from medieval times until today in 2017 and 2023, and has actually been called “the foremost authority in the country on horror” (