This has just been published and looks an excellent collection of essays on American Gothic: American Gothic Culture: An Edinburgh Companion, ed. by Jason Haslam and Joel Faflak, Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016). It feature contributions from, among others, Sam’s new colleague Dr Christopher Lloyd, Jeffrey Weinstock of Central Michigan University, and Sorcha Ní Fhlainn and Linnie Blake from MMU’s Centre for Gothic Studies.
Chris Lloyd’s essay is on ‘Southern Gothic’ and it focuses on True Blood, Stephen King’s Danse Macabre, Trash Humpers (2009) and Black Smoke Moan (2006). Chris has recently joined the Literature Department at the University of Hertfordshire and is a promising young scholar in the field of American Studies, Comparative Literature, and the Gothic. He will be getting acquainted with OGOM and will hopefully be contributing to future events.