Valancourt Books. James D Jenkins started publishing quality editions of rare
Gothic novels in early 2005 and has produced a great number of wonderful
editions of these elusive 18th and 19th century titles. Recently Valancourt has
begun to widen their range and they are also offering a great selection of
novels of the 1890s featuring a variety of forgotten popular fiction of a decade
that gave birth to Dracula and Sherlock Holmes.
Zittaw Press. Proprietor Franz J Potter started his small publishing business in
late 2003 with the production of Gothic chapbooks, or bluebooks as they were
also called because of their blue covers. From 2005 Zittaw have concentrated
on the publication of forgotten and marginalized Gothic novels as well.
Recently Franz has begun work on his own online journal Studies in Gothic
Fiction. This peer-reviewed journal will include articles and reviews covering all
areas of Gothic literature and media studies. The first issue will be online in
RECOMMENDED GOTHIC SITES
International Gothic Association. The IGA unites teachers, scholars, students,
artists, writers and performers from all around the world who are interested in
any aspect of gothic culture. It promotes the study and dissemination of
information on the Gothic from its emergence in the 18th century to the
The association stages an international conference every two years. The 2009
conference will be hosted by Lancaster University, England, 21–24 July.
The IGA also publishes their own journal Gothic Studies. Their site is maintained
by the University of Stirling.
The Literary Gothic. A web guide to all things concerned with literary
Gothicism. Here you will find online texts of many classics, like The Castle of
Otranto, as well as short stories, poems, and related pre-and post-Gothic and
supernaturalist literature up to the mid-twentieth century. The Literary Gothic
is maintained by Jack G Voller.
The Sickly Taper. The Sickly Taper is the brainchild of the late Frederick S Frank
and now continued under the direction of Carol Margaret Davison. It is the
world’s most comprehensive and authoritative online bibliography of Gothic
The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies. A peer-reviewed biannual
journal dedicated to the exploration of Horror and Gothic literature and media.
It was launched in late 2006 by Elizabeth McCarthy and Bernice M Murphy of
Trinity College Dublin.
The Global Gothic. The Global Gothic International Network is the brainchild of
Glennis Byron and based at the University of Stirling. Launched in January
2008, the AHRC funded site runs until September 2009. It aims to explore the
idea of a global gothic with reference to national, transnational and
transcultural forms and contexts.