Steven Bruhm

Steven BruhmSteven Bruhm is Robert and Ruth Lumsden Professor of English at Western University, Managing Editor of Horror Studies, and past president of the International Gothic Association.  He is the author of Gothic Bodies: The Politics of Pain in Romantic Fiction (Pennsylvania 1994), and Reflecting Narcissus: A Queer Aesthetic (Minnesota 2000), and has co-edited (with Nat Hurley) Curiouser: On the Queerness of Children (Minnesota 2004). He has published widely on contemporary gothic aesthetics, including essays on gothic children and the danse macabre. He is currently working on a book entitled “The Counterfeit Child.”

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Linnie Blake

Steven BruhmLinnie Blake is Principal Lecturer in Film in the Department of English at MMU and Head of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies. Her work on literary, filmic and televisual texts ranges across genres, national cultures and historical periods. She has published widely on topics as various as seventeenth century Puritanism and zombie apocalypticism, Edgar Allan Poe and the Situationist International, Hillbilly Horror and Post 9/11 Republicanism, Japanese and Thai horror cinema and the contemporary Gothic box set. She is the author of The Wounds of Nations: Horror Cinema, Historical Trauma and National Identity(Manchester: MUP, 2008) and currently has a monograph and an edited collections in press: Free Market Fantasies: Television Gothic and the Neoliberal World (University of Wales Press, 2016), and International Gothic in the Neo-Liberal Age. Ed. Linnie Blake & Agniezska Soltysik Monnet (MUP International Gothic Series). Her most recent book is Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon. Ed. Linnie Blake and Xavier Aldana Reyes (IB Tauris, 2015).



Reynold Humphries

Steven BruhmReynold Humphries wrote his Masters dissertation on Peckinpah and prepared his doctoral dissertation (on Lang’s American films) under the direction of Christian Metz. He brought out two books on Lang, while writing extensively on Conrad’s fiction, then  published The American Horror Film: an Introduction (Edinburgh 2002) and The Hollywood Horror Film, 1931-1941: Madness in a Social Landscape (Scarecrow 2006). He contributed to the anthologies Monstrous Adaptations (Manchester 2007) and The Cinema of Tod Browning: Essays of the Macabre and Grotesque (McFarland 2008) and to the Post Script special issue on Serial Killers. He published articles on Bava, Franju and Argento on the online journal Kino Eye and has contributed to anthologies on Huston, Kubrick and Ulmer, as well as publishing numerous essays on film noir and blacklisting. Reynold Humphries has lived in Paris since 1972.


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Gary Rhodes

Steven BruhmGary D. Rhodes, Ph.D., currently serves as Postgraduate Director for Film Studies at The Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He is the author of Lugosi (McFarland, 1997), White Zombie: Anatomy of a Horror Film (McFarland, 2002), and The Perils of Moviegoing in America (Continuum, 2012), as well as the editor of such anthologies as Edgar G. Ulmer: Detour on Poverty Row (Lexington, 2008) and The Films of Joseph H. Lewis (Wayne State University, 2012). Rhodes is also the writer-director of such documentary films as Lugosi: Hollywood's Dracula (1997) and Banned in Oklahoma (2004). Currently he is at work on a history of the American horror film to 1915 and a biography of William Fox.


Dale Townshend

Steven BruhmDale Townshend is Senior Lecturer in Gothic and Romantic Studies at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and Director of the MLitt in The Gothic Imagination. His most recent publications in the field of Gothic studies include The Gothic World (with Glennis Byron, Routledge 2014); Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic (with Angela Wright, Cambridge University Press, 2014); and Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination (British Library, 2014).  From June 2015—December 2016, he will be working on the AHRC-funded project, ‘Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700—1850: The Architectural Imagination’. 


Horror Studies Advisory Board

Katarzyna Ancuta, Assumption University of Thailand, Thailand

Drew Beard, Portland State University, USA

Fred Botting, University of Lancaster, UK

Stefano Cracolici, Durham University, UK

Ellis Hanson, Cornell University, USA

Kelly Hurley, University of Colorado at Boulder, USA

Mark Jancovich, University of East Anglia, UK

Tanya Krzywinska, University of Brunel, UK

Alison Peirse, University of Salford, UK

Thy Phu, University of Western Ontario, Canada

Robert Singer, Graduate Centre/CUNY, USA

Phillip Sipiora, University of South Florida, USA

Isabella Van Elferen, University of Utrecht, The Netherlands