Kevin Corstorphine

Dr Kevin Corstorphine

Lecturer

Faculty and Department

  • Faculty of Arts Cultures and Education
  • School of Histories Languages and Cultures

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 is currently editing 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.

Journal Article

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

Presentation / Conference

(Japanese") Cartoons and Manga Movies: The hard rise of Anime in UK market and society

Manuel, H., Corstorphine, K., & Darren, S. (2015, June). (Japanese?) Cartoons and Manga Movies: The hard rise of Anime in UK market and society. Paper presented at MUTUAL IMAGES. 3rd International Workshop: “Japanese pop cultures in Europe today: economic challenges, mediated notions, future opportunities”., Kobe, Japan

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. Current PhD supervisions - Gul Dag, Depictions of disability and body modification in 1980s cyberpunk - Matthew Crofts, Tyranny in Gothic Fiction from 18th Century to Present - Nicola Beech, Virtual Space in Fiction: Representations of the Telegraph, Internet, and Artificial Intelligence - Sandra Mills, Monstrous Objects & Performing Bodies: A Study of Puppets