We are the Dark Arts Journal and we exist to publish and promote upcoming and emerging voices in the field of Gothic Studies.

The journal operates on open access policies and has its own peer review process. Updates are published twice a year and previous editions are available for download in pdf format.

The DAJ is part of the Dark Arts Network, a tool for allowing new scholars to gain experience, gain connections and contribute to their field. The Dark Arts Journal is published by the Dark Arts Network in Manchester, UK with the support of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies, part of Manchester Metropolitan University as well as Sheffield University’s Centre for the History of the Gothic.

The Dark Arts Journal is guided by an experienced body of scholars who make up an advisory board. Current members are listed below:

: Dr Stacey Abbott, Reader in Film and Television Studies (Roehampton University)

: Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, Senior Lecturer in English and Film (Manchester Metropolitan University)

: Dr Elle Beal, Associate Lecturer in English and Film (Manchester Metropolitan University)

: Dr Linnie Blake, Reader in English and Film and director of the Manchester Centre For Gothic Studies (Manchester Metropolitan University)

: Prof Fred Botting, Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing (Kingston University)

: Dr Kevin Corstorphine, Lecturer in English (University of Hull)

: Dr Sorcha Ni Fhlainn, Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Studies (Manchester Metropolitan University)

: Dr Matt Foley, Lecturer in English Studies (Manchester Metropolitan University)

: Dr Claire Nally, Senior Lecturer in Twentieth-Century English Literature (Northumbria University)

: Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Reader in Popular Media and Culture (Auckland University of Technology) & President of the Gothic Association of Australia and New Zealand

: Dr Anna Powell, Research Fellow (Manchester Metropolitan University)

: Prof David Punter, Professor of English (University of Bristol)

: Prof Catherine Spooner, Professor in Literature and Culture (Lancaster University)

: Dr Andrew Smith, Reader in Nineteenth Century Literature (University of Sheffield)

: Prof Angela Wright, Professor of Romantic Literature (University of Sheffield)

: Dr Catherine Wynne, Senior Lecturer in English (University of Hull)

: Prof Sue Zlosnik, Emeritus Professor in Gothic Literature (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Reviews Editor: Dr Richard Gough Thomas