Editors: Maisha Wester and Xavier Aldana Reyes
You are cordially invited to register attendance to the free paperback launch of the book Twenty-First Century Gothic and the associated digital event on the 26th of May (6-7.30 pm GMT): https://forms.office.com/r/Fw1SQD9zwn.
Please see details of the book below including a chapter by OGOM Scholars Sam George and Kaja Franck on the ‘Contemporary Werewolf’. This book is used as a text book for the University of Hertfordshire module ‘Generation Dead: YA Fiction and the Gothic’, led by Sam.
We hope to see you there.
The first transnational and transmedia companion to the post-millennial Gothic. This book explores the post-millennial Gothic. It emphasises ‘new’ themes and emergent subgenres as well as revisions of the traditional Gothic, thus pressing readers to interrogate the multi-layered, multi-vocal conversations that occur within the Gothic in the new century. The areas of coverage engaged in this collection are parts of emerging interdisciplinary fields, and the book will thus be at the forefront of discussions about subgenres, such as Afro-futurism, Gothic comedy and Steampunk, as well as transnational and ethnic forms of the Gothic. It provides preeminent scholarship for those interested in discovering more about the development of the Gothic in recent years and its immediate relevance to our times. The 20 chapters provide the most detailed, demonstrate analytical exploration of this young field than ever before.
Part I Updating the Tradition
Andrew J. Owens
Chapter 5 Gothic Digital Technologies
Part II Contemporary Monsters
Chapter 6 Contemporary Zombies
Xavier Aldana Reyes
Chapter 7 Contemporary Vampires
Sorcha Ní Fhlainn
Chapter 8 Contemporary Serial Killers
Bernice M. Murphy
Chapter 10 Contemporary Werewolves
Kaja Franck and Sam George
Part III Contemporary Subgenres
Carl H. Sederholm
Anya Heise-von der Lippe
Part IV Ethnogothic
Chapter 16 South African Gothic
Chapter 18 Latin American Gothic
Enrique Ajuria Ibarra
Chapter 20 Black Diasporic Gothic