Kevin Corstorphine

Dr Kevin Corstorphine

Lecturer in American Literature

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • Department of English and American Studies

Qualifications

  • BA (University of Dundee)
  • MA (University of St Andrews)
  • PhD

Summary

Kevin Corstorphine lectures in American literature, with a particular interest in horror and Gothic fiction, both literary and popular.

His research interests are mainly centred around representations of space and place, including haunted houses, tainted and abject spaces, thresholds and forbidden rooms.

He has most recently edited a major handbook to horror literature throughout history, and has published on many authors of the weird and macabre such as Bram Stoker, Ambrose Bierce, H P Lovecraft, Robert Bloch, Richard Matheson, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and Clive Barker.

Book

The Palgrave Handbook to horror literature

K. Corstorphine, & L. Kremmel (Eds.), (2018). The Palgrave Handbook to horror literature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97406-4

The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature

K. Corstorphine, & L. Kremmel (Eds.), (2018). The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-97406-4

Book Chapter

Stoker, Poe, and American Gothic in ‘The Squaw’

Corstorphine, K. (2016). Stoker, Poe, and American Gothic in ‘The Squaw’. In C. Wynne (Ed.), Bram Stoker and the Gothic - Formations to TransformationsPalgrave Macmillan

Journal Article

‘Don’t be a Zombie’: Deep Ecology and Zombie Misanthropy

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

Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK

Hernández-Pérez, M., Corstorphine, K., & Stephens, D. (2017). Cartoons vs. manga movies : a brief history of anime in the UK. Mutual Images, 2(Winter), 5-43. https://doi.org/10.32926/2017.2.HER.carto

Postgraduate supervision

Dr Corstorphine especially welcomes PhD applications from students who would be interested in the following areas: Gothic literature, American Gothic, literature, science, and the supernatural, ‘weird fiction' writers, popular horror fiction and film.

Membership/Fellowship of professional body

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

2015