I write book reviews for the University of Stirling’s The Gothic Imagination website from time to time. They’re a nice little writing exercise to have between bigger projects like articles and chapters, which can take up to a couple of months to complete. And because the lovely folks over at TGI allow me to choose the books, they’re also a great way of keeping up to date with the latest publications in my research area.

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While I’m not going to say much about the book here, I would like to just mention that I really enjoyed it, both in terms of its analysis of Gothic texts and its exploration of well-known and not-so-well-known women’s writing. It’s an especially important work for researchers of the Female Gothic as it challenges and expands upon the narrow definition of this sub-genre.

My latest review is on Women’s Ghost Literature in Nineteenth-century Britain by Melissa Edmundson Makala  (University of Wales Press), and you can read it here.

Cover art image: Copyright of the University of Wales Press.


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