Dr Catherine Spooner is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University, and co-president of the International Gothic Association. Her research focuses on Gothic in literature, film and popular culture from the eighteenth century to the present day.
  • Twilight (from Allstars)

    Gove and the Gothic: Why are the Tories so troubled by Twilight?

    Why is Twilight so controversial? Stephenie Meyer’s teen saga of heroine Bella’s love triangle with vampire Edward and werewolf Jacob possesses the power to polarise readers – who adore its romantic vision or deplore its retrograde sexual politics and sparkly, ‘vegetarian’ vampires in equal measure.