Dr Kevin Corstorphine is Lecturer in American Literature at the University of Hull, and Programme Director in American Studies, having previously lectured at the University of Dundee and the University of Limerick. His research interests lie in horror and Gothic fiction, both literary and popular, and he is particularly interested in representation of space and place, the environment, and haunted locations. He has published widely on authors including Bram Stoker, H.P. Lovecraft, Ambrose Bierce, Shirley Jackson, Stephen King, and Clive Barker. He is co-editor of The Palgrave Handbook to Horror Literature, published in 2018. He is currently working on several research projects including US imperialism, haunted graveyards, and ecology in nineteenth-century US literature.