My latest book review for The University of Stirling’s The Gothic Imagination website considers Catherine Spooner’s recently published work, Post-Millennial Gothic: Comedy, Romance and the Rise of Happy Gothic (Continuum Publishing 2017). This study considers how funny, romantic, and celebratory aspects of the twenty-first century Gothic text have been left unacknowledged by scholars and are therefore under-explored. Spooner uses a clever medley of examples to highlight the connection between Goth subculture and the omnipresence of happy Gothic in contemporary society. While I don’t want to give away too much information about it here, a link to the full review can be found at the bottom of this post. In short, this is a must-read for any academic working within the field of  Gothic Studies.

Happy Gothic cover art

The full review is available here.

Cover art image: Copyright of Continuum Publishing (Bloomsbury Academic).


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