Specialist Research and Discussion Groups

Contemporary Gothic reading group

The Contemporary Gothic Reading Group has been running since 2008.

We meet regularly during term-time for relaxed and informal discussion of recently published Gothic novels, graphic novels and short fiction. Previous choices have included Tananarive Due's Ghost Summer, Grant Morrison and Dave McKean's Arkham Asylum,Jeremy Dyson’s The Haunted Book and Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird.

We also occasionally invite authors to join us – Jenn Ashworth and Richard Hirst discussing the Curious Tales project and their love of ghost story writer Robert Aickman was a recent highlight. Staff and postgraduate students across the university are warmly welcome to attend: no previous knowledge of Gothic is required!

Please contact Harriet Fletcher (h.fletcher1@lancaster.ac.uk) and Rebecca Gibson (r.gibson1@lancaster.ac.uk) for more information.