Nicholas Dertinger

Affiliation: Northern Illinois University

Research Areas:
Period: 19th Century Gothic, 20th Century Gothic
Gender: Female Gothic, Gothic Masculinity
Interdisciplinary Approaches: Folklore and Myth, Spirituality and Religion
Genres and Media: Fiction, Film and TV, Comics and Graphic Novels, Poetry
Regions and Cultures: Postcolonial Gothic, American Gothic, European Gothic
Creatures: Animals, Ghosts, Monsters, Vampires, Zombies

Nicholas Dertinger is a poet, writer, and illustrator, in the English PhD Program at NIU. His research field is in Gothic studies (19th century British Literature) with an emphasis on how trauma influences narratives, creating monsters in some of the world’s most famous texts.