Further texts will be added as the sessions progress. To find our review of the text just click on the link.


Anonymous, ‘The Terrorist System of Novel Writing’ (1797)

Jean Beaudrillard, ‘Whatever Happened to Evil?’, in Transparency of Evil: Essays on Extreme Phenomenon (1993)

Henry Brereton Marriott Watson, ‘The Stone Chamber’ (1898)

Fred Botting, ‘Beyond the Gothic Principle’, in Limits of Horror: Technology, Bodies, Gothic  (2008)

Joyce Carol Oates, The Accursed (2013)

Angela Carter,  ‘The Bloody Chamber’, in The Bloody Chamber (1979)

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, ‘J. Habakuk Jephson’s Statement’ (1884)

Robert Frost, ‘The Witch of Coos’ (1922)

Bryan Fuller, Hannibal, Series 1, Episode 1 (2013-)

Donna Haraway, ‘A Cyborg Manifesto: Science, Technology, and Socialist-Feminism in the Late Twentieth Century’, in Simians, Cyborgs and Women: The Reinvention of Nature (1991)

Robert Herrick, ‘Hag’ (1648)

Clemence Housman, The Were-Wolf (1896)

H. P. Lovecraft, ‘Dagon’ (1919)

Arthur Machen, ‘The Great God Pan’ (1890)

Suzy McKee Charnas, ‘Boobs’ (1989)

Stephanie Meyer, Twilight (2005)

David Mitchell, In the Flesh, Series 1, Episode 1 (2013)

Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow Wallpaper (1892)

Ann Radcliffe, ‘On the Supernatural in Poetry’ (1826)

Chris Riddell, Goth Girl and the Ghost of a Mouse (2013)

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch, Venus in Furs (1870)

Anne Sexton, ‘Her Kind’ (1981)

Bram Stoker, ‘Dracula’s Guest‘ (1914)

James B. Twitchell, ‘The Psychological Attraction of Horror’, in Dreadful Pleasures: An Anatomy of Modern Horror (1985)

Slavoj Zizek, ‘The Matrix, Or, the Two Side of Perversion’, in Enjoy Your Symptoms!: Jacques Lacan in Hollywood and Out (2001)




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