The official journal of the International Gothic Association considers the field
of Gothic studies from the eighteenth century to the present day. The aim of
Gothic Studies is not merely to open a forum for dialogue and cultural
criticism, but to provide a specialist journal for scholars working in a field
which is today taught or researched in almost all academic establishments.
Gothic Studies invites contributions from scholars working within any period of
the Gothic; interdisciplinary scholarship is especially welcome, as are readings
in the media and beyond the written word.
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The official journal of the International Gothic Association considers the field of Gothic studies from the eighteenth century to the present day. The aim of Gothic Studies is not merely to open a forum for dialogue and cultural criticism, but to provide a specialist journal for scholars working in a field which is today taught or researched in almost all academic establishments. Gothic Studies invites contributions from scholars working within any period of the Gothic; interdisciplinary scholarship is especially welcome, as are readings in the media and beyond the written word.
Gothic Studies is also available in an unrivalled electronic collection, Manchester Gothic that also includes 40 eBooks on gothic literature and culture written by leading names in the field and covers literature, film, television, theatre and visual arts, dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.
Manchester Gothic aims to explain why gothic studies is so prevalent in the fields of art, film, literature and culture by providing easy access to digital texts, essays and studies in all things gothic. From the study of gothic and death to monsters, vampires, werewolves and ghosts as well as studies on visionaries such as Terry Gilliam, Alan Moore and Terence Fisher; Manchester Gothic brings them all together in one easy to use resource see Manchester Gothic.
Abstracting / Indexing
Book Review Digest Plus; Dietrich’s Index Philosophicus; European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences (ERIH PLUS); Humanities International Index; Humanities Source; IBR Online; IBZ Online; MLA International Bibliography; Scopus; The Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature (ABELL).
Sorcha Ní Fhlainn, Manchester Metropolitan University
Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania
Ken Gelder, University of Melbourne
Nancy Gillespie, University of Sussex
Jason Haslam, Dalhousie University
Jerrold Hogle, University of Arizona
Avril Horner, Kingston University
Jacqueline Howard, St Mary’s College, Adelaide
William Hughes, Bath Spa University
Gilles Menegaldo, Université de Poitiers
Robert Miles, University of Victoria
Marie Mulvey-Roberts, University of the West of England
David Punter, University of Bristol
Victor Sage, University of East Anglia
Andrew Smith, The University of Sheffield
John Whatley, Simon Fraser University
Anne Williams, University of Georgia
Sue Zlosnik, Manchester Metropolitan University
From 2019 Gothic Studies will be published and distributed by Edinburgh University Press. Any customers with a current or prior subscription will be able to access their content through Edinburgh University Press. Please see here for more details.
Volumes 1-20 are still available to access via manchesterhive, when purchased as part of the Manchester Gothic digital collection. For more information about this collection, please visit the Manchester Gothic collection page.
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The editors encourage the submission of cross disciplinary articles on topics of interest to scholars active in all periods of Gothic studies. Articles should be prepared according to the journal’s guidelines. Submissions which depart substantially from the journal’s style may be returned to the author before it can be considered.
New submissions, or outlines for discussion, should be sent to Emily Alder, Editor at firstname.lastname@example.org
The preferred word processing format is MS Word. PDFs cannot be accepted.
A Title Page should be prepared separately containing the article title, author’s name, affiliation, contact details, biography, acknowledgements (and any other identifying information) as you would wish them to appear in the journal to allow for blinded review.
Articles should be between 3,000–6,000 words including notes.
An abstract (150 words or less) and 3 to 6 selected key words should be included at the beginning of the article.
Figures should be submitted as separate files and with a high resolution (see guidelines). Figures embedded within Word documents will not be accepted.
See the journal author resources for more information on how to write and prepare your article and other MUP policies.
We also welcome reviews of recently published books in the field, and information on the development of Gothic studies in other media. Interested reviewers should contact the appropriate reviews editor, indicating the title of the work to be reviewed and providing a brief description of their own research interests.
MUP Open provides authors or their institutions and funders with the option of paying a fee and making an article permanently and immediately available for free online. Authors can also self-archive their Accepted Manuscript in an institutional repository after the final version of the article has been published.