Professor Glennis Byron

Emeritus Professor

English Studies University of Stirling, Stirling, FK9 4LA

Professor Glennis Byron

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B.A., M.A. (Calgary), Ph.D. (Alberta)

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My two main areas of research interest are the Gothic and nineteenth-century poetry.In Gothic, I have done extensive work on Dracula and other Gothic works of the late nineteenth century. In addition to a number of articles and chapters on Stoker and other Gothic writers of this period, I have edited Dracula for Broadview (1998) and a collection of essays on Dracula for the Macmillan New Casebooks series (1999). With David Punter, I have published Spectral Readings: Towards a Gothic Geography (1999), and Gothic (2004).I am the director of Stirling’s MLitt in The Gothic Imagination. We have an active group of staff and students working on the Gothic at Stirling, hold regular Gothic conferences and Gothic postgraduate symposiums, and have a website devoted to the Gothic, with news, blogs, and links, at also hosts the website of the International Gothic Association (see and I am on the IGA Executive, and a member of the Advisory Board for the IGA’s journal, Gothic Studies.In 2008 I received an AHRC international network grant to set up a group of scholars from around the world to investigate the idea of a ‘Global Gothic’ (see A collection of interdisciplinary essays on the effects of the global economy on literature, film, and media is emerging out of the network, along with an anthology of gothic stories from around the world. I have articles and essays on such authors as the Malaysian horror writer Tunku Halim, and a co- edited collection on Gothic Horror film is under discussion.In the area of the nineteenth-century, my primary focus has been on women¹s poetry. In addition to various articles and chapters on women poets in such journals as Victorian Poetry and Essays and Studies, I have monographs on both Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1989) and Letitita Elizabeth Landon (1995) and a study of the dramatic monologue in the New Critical Idiom Series (2003).I would welcome applications from potential research students in the Gothic and in nineteenth-century literature, particularly poetry. PhD supervisees Peter Connelly - The Representations of Serial Killers Aspasia Stephanou - Vampiric Subjectivity: Identity and Otherness in Vampire Literature and Vampire Subculture Sharon Deans - Dissolution and Reconstitution: Richard Marsh, Arthur Machen and the Fin-de-Siècle Gothic Linda Ogston - New Shades of Grey: The Clone as a Gothic Trope in Speculative Fiction Neil McRobert - Gothic Metafiction and the Crisis of Contemporary Narrative Stuart Lindsay - A Monument to the Gothic: Chernobyl, Internationalism and the Post-Communist Landscape Ada Fairfax Lovelace - Victorian Gothic Menageries Daniel Cummins - The World of Gothic GamesJames Campbell - American Gothic in the Context of Globalisation William David Floyd - The Wretch in the Hovel: Exiles and Outcasts in Late Victorian Gothic Fiction


Carlos Ruiz Zafron's Gothic Barcelona
PI: Professor Glennis Byron
Funded by: The Carnegie Trust

Global Gothic.
PI: Professor Glennis Byron
Funded by: Arts and Humanities Research Council

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Edited Book

Byron G & Townshend D (eds.) (2013) The Gothic World. Routledge Worlds. London: Routledge.