Aeternum: The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies (ISSN2324-4895) is an open-access biannual on-line journal. It offers peer-reviewed academic articles. The purpose of the Journal is to provide an emphasis on contemporary Gothic scholarship, bringing together innovative perspectives from different areas of study.
"The upstairs of Hill House. "She (Eleanor) had a quick impression of the builders finishing off the second and third stories of the house with a kind of indecent haste, eager to finish off their work without embellishment and get...
Our choice of novels for the first term was necessarily guided by our own interests, after consultation with our colleagues. Since we did not have a cohort to consult with in the first instance, we decided to study four novels that would be as varied as possible and would include anything from mainstream bestsellers to books published by more independent businesses. Our final selection was as follows: Isaac Marion’s Warm Bodies (2010), Ben Aaranovitch’sRivers of London (2011), Helen Oyeyemi’s White is for Witching (2009) and Stephen McGeagh’s Habit (2012). Armed with these, we set off to engage others with our field of research and to collectively question the limits of the ‘contemporary gothic’ label.
So what has our experience been like? And what conclusions have we drawn from it? I will turn to these questions in coming blog posts over the next three weeks.