Ghost Stories

  • Russell, D. E. (Organiser)
  • Emma Liggins (Invited speaker)
  • Agnieska Łowczanin (Invited speaker)
  • Kathleen Hudson (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventSeminar/workshop/course


Be they tales whispered in the darkness or stories told by the fireside, the ghost story has long been a staple of the Gothic mode. Many Gothic writers of the Romantic period wrote ghost stories for magazines and giftbooks such as ‘The Keepsake’, whilst a number of Gothic novels feature tales told within the narratives themselves. But although ghost stories are a key Gothic convention, their significance as a narrative form has often been overlooked. This seminar explored the ghost story and the supernatural as a global phenomenon, showcasing its significance in women’s Gothic writing.
Period25 Oct 2021
Event typeSeminar
Degree of RecognitionInternational