From wild and remote landscapes to vulnerable heroines; from violent and erotic fantasies to supernatural and uncanny happenings; Gothic fiction has intrigued and unsettled readers for more than two centuries.
"The English Gothic novel began with Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (1765). Contemporary readers found the novel electrifyingly original and thrillingly suspenseful, with its remote setting, its use of the supernatural, and its medieval trappings, all of which have been so frequently imitated that they have become stereotypes."
Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to the study of Gothic from its beginnings in the eighteenth century to the present day. The journal is not limited to literary studies, and encourages the publication of articles on other Gothic-related media, such as film, television, and video games. It is also interested in the relationship between Gothic and the arts, such as theatre, music, and other visual arts.
Aphra Behn Online: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts 1640-1830 is an open access, interactive, scholarly journal that focuses on all aspects of women in the arts in the long eighteenth century. Search this journal for articles about this author and her works.
Published by the University of Maryland, Romantic Circles is a refereed scholarly Website devoted to the study of Romantic-period literature and culture. Search this journal for articles about Gothic fiction and its authors.
Victorian Network is an open-access online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work in Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. Search this journal for articles about Gothic fiction and its authors.
NINES (Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-Century Electronic Scholarship) is a scholarly organization devoted to forging links between the material archive of the nineteenth century and the digital research environment of the twenty-first.
Neo-Victorian Studies is a peer-reviewed, inter-disciplinary open access journal dedicated to the exploration of the contemporary fascination with re-imagining the nineteenth century and its varied literary, artistic, socio-political and historical contexts in both British and international frameworks. Search this journal for articles about Gothic fiction and its authors.
Located at the University of Stirling, Scotland, the International Centre for Gothic Studies is a multi-disciplinary research centre that brings together leading scholars in Gothic Studies working in and across a range of disciplines at the University of Stirling. The Centre is home to the MLitt in the Gothic Imagination and runs a series of events throughout the year developing and showcasing Gothic research at Stirling and around the world.