Benjamin E. Noad


  Division: Literature & Languages


  Telephone: 07860217930

Title of research topic

Madness and the Gothic Text: An Historical Survey of Horror in the Asylum    



Dr Timothy Jones

Professor Dale Townshend (Manchester Metropolitan University)


BA in ENglish Literature at Bath Spa University (2009-2012)

MLitt (with distinction) The Gothic Imagination, at the University of Stirling (2013-2014)

Research Interests

My main areas of focus are directed towards the treatment of mental health challenges in modern and contemporary Gothic fictions. More broadly, my interests include: medical science of the 19th century; the treatment and clinical origins of epilepsy; social stigma; psychoanalysis; the grotesque; “survivor” poetry; queer theory; Victorian Gothic writing; asylum register and patient case-files (of the nineteenth-century); the writings of Patrick McGrath, and the films of David Lynch. 

Positions, Events Organised, and other distinctions

Research Administrative Assistant (Wellcome Trust) for curating exhibition at the January 2016 symposium: ‘Patrick McGrath and his Gothic Contemporaries'

Teaching Assistant at the University of Stirling (2015-present)

Postgraduate Representative for the International Gothic Association (2015-present)

Organised the University of Stirling’s ‘Gothic Showcase’: a day of presentations, workshops and live readings to showcase the Gothic postgraduate’s knowledge of various topics to the general public.

As part of a charity event, this occasion raised over £100 for the registered charity, "Epilepsy Scotland" (July 2015).  

Academic Links

International Gothic Association

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