Gothic Studies

Edited by William Hughes

Gothic Studies
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Journal Information

  • ISSN: 1362-7937 (Print)
  • ISSN: 2050-456X (Online)
  • Frequency: Biannual (May and November)


The official journal of the International Gothic Association considers the field of Gothic studies from the eighteenth century to the present day. The aim of Gothic Studies is not merely to open a forum for dialogue and cultural criticism, but to provide a specialist journal for scholars working in a field which is today taught or researched in almost all academic establishments. Gothic Studies invites contributions from scholars working within any period of the Gothic; interdisciplinary scholarship is especially welcome, as are readings in the media and beyond the written word.

From 2019 Gothic Studies will be published and distributed by Edinburgh University Press. Any customers with a current or prior subscription will be able to access their content through Edinburgh University Press. Please see here for more details.

Volumes 1-20 are still available to access via manchesterhive, when purchased as part of the Manchester Gothic digital collection. For more information, please visit the Manchester Gothic collection page.


Editorial Board

Founding Editor
William Hughes

Emily Alder, Edinburgh Napier University
e-mail: [email protected] 

Reviews editors:
Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Department of English, Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, M1 5NH
email: [email protected]
Professor Anne Williams, Department of English, University of Georgia, Park Hall 254, Athens, GA 30602- 6205 USA 
email: [email protected] 

Editorial address: 

Gothic Studies, Commons Floor 2, Bath Spa University, Bath, BA2 9BN UK

Advisory Board:
Fred Botting, Kingston University
Ben Brabon, Edge Hill University
Steven Bruhm, University of Western Ontario
Glennis Byron, University of Stirling
Jodey Castricano, University of British Columbia, Okanagan
Mariaconcetta Costantini, Universita ‘G. d’Annunzioi’, Pescara
Jeffrey Cox, University of Colorado at Boulder
Charles Crow, Bowling Green State University
Carol Davison, University of Windsor
Benjamin Fisher, University of Mississippi
Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University
Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania
Ken Gelder, University of Melbourne
Nancy Gillespie, University of Sussex
Jason Haslam, Dalhousie University
Jerrold Hogle, University of Arizona
Avril Horner, Kingston University
Jacqueline Howard, St Mary’s College, Adelaide
William Hughes, Bath Spa University
Gilles Menegaldo, Université de Poitiers
Robert Miles, University of Victoria
Marie Mulvey-Roberts, University of the West of England
David Punter, University of Bristol
Victor Sage, University of East Anglia
Andrew Smith, The University of Sheffield
John Whatley, Simon Fraser University
Anne Williams, University of Georgia
Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University


Notes for contributors

The editors encourage the submission of cross disciplinary articles on topics of interest to scholars active in all periods of Gothic studies. Articles should be prepared according to the journal’s guidelines. Submissions which depart substantially from the journal’s style may be returned to the author before it can be considered. 

  • New submissions, or outlines for discussion, should be sent to Emily Alder, Assistant Editor at [email protected] 
  • The preferred word processing format is MS Word. PDFs cannot be accepted.
  • A Title Page should be prepared separately containing the article title, author’s name, affiliation, contact details, biography, acknowledgements (and any other identifying information) as you would wish them to appear in the journal to allow for blinded review.
  • Articles should be between 3,000–6,000 words including notes.
  • An abstract (150 words or less) and 3 to 6 selected key words should be included at the beginning of the article.
  • Figures should be submitted as separate files and with a high resolution (see guidelines). Figures embedded within Word documents will not be accepted.
  • See the journal author resources for more information on how to write and prepare your article and other MUP policies.


We also welcome reviews of recently published books in the field, and information on the development of Gothic studies in other media. Interested reviewers should contact the appropriate reviews editor, indicating the title of the work to be reviewed and providing a brief description of their own research interests.

Open Access

MUP Open provides authors or their institutions and funders with the option of paying a fee and making an article permanently and immediately available for free online. Authors can also self-archive their Accepted Manuscript in an institutional repository after the final version of the article has been published.

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Subscription Information

From 2019 Gothic Studies will be published by Edinburgh University Press. See here for details on how to subscribe.

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Abstracting / Indexing

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