The Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies


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About Aeternum:


Aeternum is a double-blind peer reviewed interdisciplinary journal. The purpose of the Journal is to provide a focus on contemporary Gothic scholarship, bringing together innovative perspectives from different areas of study.


In particular, Aeternum will:

  • place a particular emphasis on contemporary issues within Gothic scholarship, such as technology, digitality, geo-cultural politics, and global communication;
  • contextualise historical understandings and analyses of the Gothic in contemporary terms
  • draw attention to contemporary lines of enquiry within Gothic scholarship (with a particular emphasis on literature, film, television and music);
  • place a focus on under-represented areas and disciplines which nonetheless have a strong Gothic focus and have built influential portfolios, such as design, architecture, animation, fashion, digital humanities, music, sculpture, and cultural history;
  • offer varied and multi-faceted readings of the Gothic, recognising the importance and impact of cultural differences on the genre;
  • have an international focus, considering perspectives and topics which originate not only from North America and Europe, but also other prolific areas of Gothic scholarship such as from Australasia;
  • pay attention to often over-looked regional and local incarnations of the Gothic and how they interact with issues of a global nature.


Editorial Board


Commissioning Editor:

  • Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand)

Editorial Board:

  • Professor Fred Botting (Kingston University, United Kingdom)
  • Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne, Australia)
  • Professor Donna Lee Brien (Central Queensland University, Australia)
  • Professor Gerry Turcotte (St. Mary┬╣s University College, Canada)
  • Professor Paul Giles (University of Sydney, Australia)
  • Associate Professor Hans-Martin Rall (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Dr Maria Beville (University of Limerick, Ireland)
  • Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)
  • Professor Isabella Van Elferen (Kingston University, United Kingdom)

N.B. although the Journal will be endorsed by GANZA, it will remain a separate and unaffiliated entity.

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