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Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic (2022)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (in press). Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic. In S. Ni Fhlainn, & B. M. Murphy (Eds.), Twentieth-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

This chapter is a survey of the evolution of weird fiction and how it relates to the Gothic in the twentieth century. It argues for an understanding of the mode in terms of its blending of genres and resistance to categorisation, emphasising publicat... Read More about Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic.

The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames (2021)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K., & Crofts, M. (in press). The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames. In A. Alcala Gonzalez, & C. H. Sederholm (Eds.), Lovecraft in the 21st Century: Dead, But Still Dreaming (213-226). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367713065

Manuel Aguirre’s The Closed Space: Horror Literature and Western Symbolism (1990) drew critical focus to the importance of enclosed spaces and Gothic literature; caverns, catacombs and labyrinths. For Aguirre ‘the world is defined in horror literatur... Read More about The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames.

Het Dorp: Experimental Incarceration (2021)
Presentation / Conference
Kember, M. (2021, November). Het Dorp: Experimental Incarceration. Presented at Cultures of Incarceration Centre Research Series 2021/22, University of Hull

The Literary and Activist Works of Luis J. Rodríguez (2020)
Book Chapter
Metcalf, J. (2020). The Literary and Activist Works of Luis J. Rodríguez. In L. G. Mendoza (Ed.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Latina and Latino Literature. New York: Oxford University Press

Luis J. Rodríguez is a Chicano memoirist, novelist, poet, children’s author, and activist. Born in 1954 in Mexico, his family migrated to the United States when he was young. As a youth, he spent many years immersed in the street gangs of Los Angeles... Read More about The Literary and Activist Works of Luis J. Rodríguez.

“ ‘O Prison Darkness … Lions in the Cage’; The ‘Exceptional’ Prison Narratives of Guantanamo Bay” (2020)
Book Chapter
Metcalf, J. (2020). “ ‘O Prison Darkness … Lions in the Cage’; The ‘Exceptional’ Prison Narratives of Guantanamo Bay”. In The Palgrave Handbook of Incarceration in Popular Media (67-87). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-36059-7

Prison memoirs often consider the author’s life of crime prior to incarceration and reflect on the behaviors (e.g., greed) or structural violence (e.g., poverty, racism) that led them to the prison. But what happens then, when as in the case of Guant... Read More about “ ‘O Prison Darkness … Lions in the Cage’; The ‘Exceptional’ Prison Narratives of Guantanamo Bay”.

Documenting an ‘Age-Long Struggle’: Paul Strand's Time in the American Southwest (2020)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (2020). Documenting an ‘Age-Long Struggle’: Paul Strand's Time in the American Southwest. Art History, 43(1), 120-153. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8365.12472

This article examines the photographs that Paul Strand made in the American Southwest between 1930-32, marking his crystallization as a photographer of interconnected people, objects, and places. Using Group Theatre director Harold Clurman’s appellat... Read More about Documenting an ‘Age-Long Struggle’: Paul Strand's Time in the American Southwest.

Foreword to Coventry (2019)
Book Chapter
Metcalf, J. (2019). Foreword to Coventry. . Livingston, Alabama: Livingston Press

A foreword to the 2019 re-released novel Coventry by Joseph Bathanti which won the Novello Literary Award in 2006.

‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy (2019)
Journal Article
Corstorphine, K. (2019). ‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy. Gothic nature journal, 54-77

This article examines the waysin which the Gothic imagination has been used to convey the message of environmentalism, looking specifically at attempts to curb population growth, such as the video ‘Zombie Overpopulation’, produced by Population Matte... Read More about ‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy.

‘We Cover New York’: protest, neighborhood, and street photography in the (Workers Film and) Photo League (2019)
Journal Article
Haran, B. (2019). ‘We Cover New York’: protest, neighborhood, and street photography in the (Workers Film and) Photo League. Arts, 8(2), 61. https://doi.org/10.3390/arts8020061

This article considers photographs of New York by two American radical groups, the revolutionary Workers Film and Photo League (WFPL) (1931–1936) and the ensuing Photo League (PL) (1936–1951), a less explicitly political concern, in relation to the a... Read More about ‘We Cover New York’: protest, neighborhood, and street photography in the (Workers Film and) Photo League.