Manchester Gothic

Manchester Gothic is an unrivalled collection of gothic literature including 53 books and the Gothic Studies (1999-2018) journal, written by leading names in the field and covering literature, film, television, theatre and visual arts, dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.

Interest in the gothic has exploded in recent years, making Manchester Gothic a valuable resource to students and academics interested in gothic studies and how the genre has changed over time.

Manchester Gothic explores the reasons 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.

Key features & benefits

53 internationally respected books as well as Gothic Studies (1999-2018), the official journal of the International Gothic Association
A comprehensive coverage of gothic studies, edited and authored by key figures in the field, such as Sam George, Bill Hughes, Catherine Spooner, Hannah Priest, Richard Hand and Robert Miles, to name but a few
Includes Dangerous bodies by Marie Mulvey Roberts, winner of the IGA Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize, 2017, and The Gothic novel in Ireland, by Christina Morin, winner of the 2019 Rhodes Prize for Literature and Language


Trials are free for libraries and institutions. Click here to register your interest:


This page contains digital copies of the promotional materials for Manchester Gothic.

For our authors and librarians wishing to promote the collection, we can also offer bespoke materials, such as posters, social media posts and email signatures. If you would like something specific, please get in touch at manchesterhive@manchester.ac.uk