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DR. JOAN PASSEY

Researcher, writer, teacher of the Gothic

 

RESEARCH

I am a lecturer in English at the University of Bristol where I have taught since 2016. My research interests include ecocriticism and postcoloniality; the transhistorical Gothic; nineteenth-century literature and culture; the cultural history of the sea and coasts; Shirley Jackson, Cornwall, and folkhorror.

 

PUBLICATIONS

Book

Cornish Gothic (Cardiff: University of Wales Press)

2022

Anthology

Cornish Horrors: Tales from the Land's End (London: British Library)

2021

Article

2021

Forthcoming: ‘“A delightful place to be buried in”: Representations of Cornwall in Thomas Hardy’s A Pair of Blue Eyes’, Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature

Chapter

2021

Forthcoming: 'Haunted by Flotsam and Jetsam: Folkloric Representations of Oceanic Pollution on the British Coast', Interrogating Folklore and the Literary Fairy-tale in the Anthropocene, ed. Anita Harris Satkunananthan (London: Lexington Books)

Chapter

2021

Forthcoming: 'The Influences and Legacies of Ann Radcliffe’, The Palgrave Handbook of Gothic Origins, ed. Clive Bloom (London: Palgrave)

Chapter

2021

'The Haunted Regions of Sabine Baring-Gould', The Palgrave Handbook of Steam Age Gothic, ed. Clive Bloom (London: Palgrave), pp. 559-571.

Chapter

2020

‘Dark Tourism’, The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Gothic, ed. Clive Bloom (London: Palgrave), pp. 49-62

Article

2020

with Robert Lloyd & Eric Savoy, 'Book Forum: Rethinking Darryl Hattenhauer’s Shirley Jackson’s American Gothic', Women's Studies, pp. 901-908

Chapter

2018

‘“Imagined ghosts on unfrequented roads”: Cornish Gothic Tourism in the Nineteenth Century’, Virtual Dark Tourism, ed. Kathryn McDaniel (London: Palgrave), pp. 41-62

Chapter

2018

'Sea-wolves, Seascapes, and Smugglers: Captain Cruel Coppinger and Criminality in Cornwall', Pirates in History and Popular Culture, ed. Antonio Sanna (North Carolina: McFarland), pp. 75-87

Article

2017

‘Surfacing: Cornish Women Rising from the Depths’, Question: Essays and Art from the Humanities, 1.1, pp. 36-45

Scholarly edition

‘Introduction’, The Sisters (London: Ampersand Publishing, 2017)

2017

Article

2016

'Gothic Landscapes and Seascapes: Dark Regions in Wilkie Collins's The Dead Secret', Studies in Gothic Fiction, 5.2, pp. 21-30

Article

2016

‘The Aesthetics of the Auditory: Sound and Silence in the Novels of Ann Radcliffe’, Horror Studies, 7.2, pp. 189-204

 

MEDIA

29 Jun 2021

BBC FREETHINKING

Mark Jenkin, Wyl Menmuir and Joan Passey discuss a film about fishermen squaring up against incomers, a Booker longlisted novel set in a deserted house, and Cornish gothic. Listen here.

Nov 2020

BIRDS EYE VIEW

Oct 2020

THE CONVERSATION

 

CURRENT PROJECTS

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Research Network

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Anthology and Monograph

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Re-evaluating the Short Fiction of Shirley Jackson

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Special Issue of Revenant

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Ecocolonial Seascapes in Victorian Literature and Culture

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A Cultural History of Domestic Horrors

 

Cornish Horrors: Tales from the Land's End is an anthology of Gothic tales set in Cornwall from the long nineteenth century by a combination of canonical and less canonical authors.

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