Selected Publications

books / book chapters

Twenty-First Century Children’s Gothic Fiction: From Wanderer to Nomadic Subject (Edinburgh University Press, 2017)

Telling it Slant: Critical Approaches to Helen Oyeyemi, eds. Chloe Germaine Buckley and Sarah Ilott (Sussex Academic Press, 2017)

‘“You don’t think I’m like any other boy. That’s why you’re afraid”: Haunted / Haunting Children from Henry James to Chris Priestley’ in The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature, eds. Laura Kremmel and Kevin Costorphine (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

‘Cthulhu versus Sherlock Holmes: Shadows over Baker Street, epistemology, and the willing surrender of disbelief’ in Sideways in Time: Alternative History and Counterfactual Narratives eds. Chuckie Patel and Glyn Morgan (Liverpool University Press, 2018)

The Haunted Book, the Gothic child and the West Yorkshire Moors’ in Gothic Britain, eds. Ruth Heholt and William Hughes (University of Wales Press, 2017)

‘“Do Panic. They’re Coming:” Remaking the Weird in contemporary Children’s Fiction’ in New Directions: Gothic Children’s Fiction, ed. Anna Jackson (Routledge, 2017)

‘Gothic and the Child Reader, 1850 – Present Day’ in The Gothic World, eds. Dale Townshend and Glennis Byron (Routledge, 2014)


‘Unhuman Entanglement: Onto-Ethics and Frances Hardinge’s Gothic Fictions’ for a collection on Young Adult Gothic Fiction, edited by Kristine Moruzi and Michelle Smith (University of Wales Press)

‘Encountering Weird Objects: Lovecraft, LARP and Speculative Philosophy ‘ for a collection on the intersection of Horror and Speculative Philosophy, titled Diseases of the Head (ed. Matt Rosen for Punctum Books).


Journal Articles

'Reading ‘Fundamental British Values’ Through Children’s Gothic: Imperialism, History, Pedagogy', Children's Literature in Education (2018)

‘How monsters are made: “No remorse, no pity” in Shelley, Dickens and Priestley’s Mister Creecher’, Horror Studies, Vol 7: Issue 1 (2016)

‘“Fragmenting and becoming double”: Supplementary twins and abject bodies in Helen Oyeyemi’s The Icarus Girl’, The Journal of Commonwealth Literature, Vol 51: Issue 3 (2016), co-authored with Sarah Ilott

‘Psychoanalysis, “Gothic” Children’s Literature and the canonization of Coraline’, Children’s Literature Association Quarterly, Vol 40: Issue 1 (2015)

‘“hatcht up in villainie and witchcraft”: fictional and historical recuperations of the witch child’, in Preternature, Issue 3, No. 1. (2014)


‘Witches, ‘bitches’ or feminist trailblazers? The Witch in Folk Horror Cinema’ in a forthcoming issue of Revenant.

‘A Tale of Two Women: The Female Grotesque in Showtime’s Penny Dreadful’ in a forthcoming issue of Feminist Media Studies.


Blogs and online media


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