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.
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
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