Sophie Lancaster: Representation and Appropriation

I am just posting this link to the drama about the murder of goth girl Sophie Lancaster ten years on for my Generation Dead YA Fiction and the Gothic students next year.  I haven’t watched ‘Murdered for Being Different Yet’ but I hope to discuss this and other representations of Sophie in a paper entitled ‘Black Roses: Sophie Lancaster, Appropriation and Gothic Sensibility  – From Broken Britain to Brexit’  for the Manchester Gothic Festival in October

Also of interest is this interview with Sophie’s boyfriend, Robert Maltby, who was left for dead. Robert talks for the first time about his recovery and the way the crime was portrayed  in the media in ‘The Goth Thing was an Oversimplification’  





About Sam George

Associate Professor of Research, School of Humanities, University of Hertfordshire Co-convenor OGOM Project
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