Studying the Gothic

The Gothic is a research topic which has been inspiring University of Sunderland staff and students for some time.  The growing portfolio of modules and companion library resources reflects this.

Starting with MA modules LITM70 Gothic Cultures, LITM67 Irish Literature and the Supernatural and LITM25 Late Victorian Gothic: Dr Jekyll to Dorian Gray the demand for the Gothic has now spread to undergraduate modules with the introduction of ELL350 Modern Gothic.

University Library Services supports this teaching, learning and research in various different ways.  As well as providing library skills session to give awareness of all the tools that are on offer and information to use them effectively we have a range of books and ebooks on a huge range of topics related to the Gothic plus peer-reviewed academic journal articles found via search tools such as Discover coming from quality academic databases including JSTOR, Literary Reference Center Plus and more.

As well as Gothic texts, analyses and criticism find research on Gothic art, architecture, fashion, culture, cinema, identities and more – it really is an excellent topic to explore across all areas and subjects in the library.

When studying Gothic modules you’ll find a wealth of information available on the free internet – from full text novels to creative writing forums, images to descriptions of gothic literary terms, study resources and blogs and even free online peer reviewed journals such as Le Fanu Studies and Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies.

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