Interview Profiles

Dr Bill Hughes
-Founder of the Open Graves, Open Minds research project
-Interests: Paranormal romance, the Undead
-Recent Publications: Open Graves, Open Minds: Representations of Vampires and the Undead from the Enlightenment to the Present

Professor William Hughes
– Professor of Gothic Studies at Bath Spa University; chair of the International Gothic Association; editor of Gothic Studies journal
– Interests: Gothic Studies, Bram Stoker, J.S Le Fanu, Algernon Blackwood
– Recent Publications: Queering the Gothic; Dracula: A reader’s guide to criticism; Bram Stoker: a reader’s guide

Darren Shan
-Award-winning author of The Darren Shan Saga, The Demonata and Zom-B Series

Dr. Dale Townshend
-Senior lecturer at the University of Stirling
-Interests: Romantic Gothic, Ann Radcliffe
-Recent Publications: Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination

Dr. Alison Younger
– Senior lecturer at University of Sunderland
– Interests: Monstrosity, late Victorian Gothic, degeneration theory, abjection and abhumanity, discourses of ‘the gentlemanly’, popular fiction and the culture industry.
– Recent Publications: In the past year, Dr Younger has published articles on monstrosity, Burke and Hare, Body snatching, freak shows and R.L Stevenson.

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