Plenary Speakers

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Bernice M. Murphy is Lecturer in Popular Literature at the School of English, Trinity College, Dublin. She has been director of the M.Phil in Popular Literature since 2009 and has published extensively on topics related to gothic and horror fiction and film. Her books include The Suburban Gothic in American Popular Culture (2009), The Rural Gothic: Backwoods Horror and Terror in the Wilderness (2013), The Highway Horror Film (2014) and the co-edited (with Elizabeth McCarthy) essay collection Lost Souls of Horror and the Gothic (2016). She has also published the text book Key Concepts in Popular Fiction (2017) and co-edited (with Stephen Matterson) the forthcoming collection Twenty-First Century Popular Fiction. and  She is the co-founder of the online Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies and was co-editor of the journal between 2006-12. Bernice is also a founding member of the Irish Network for Gothic Studies (INGS) and a recently appointed Fellow of T.C.D.


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Angela Wright is Professor of Romantic Literature in the School of English at the University of Sheffield. She is a former co-President of the International Gothic Association (2013-17). Her publications include Gothic Fiction (Palgrave, 2007), Britain, France and the Gothic, 1764-1820: The Import of Terror (Cambridge University Press, 2013 and 2015), (with Dale Townshend) Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic(Cambridge University Press, 2014 and 2016); (with Dale Townshend) Romantic Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion (Edinburgh University Press, 2015). Her most recent book is entitled Mary Shelley and appears in the Gothic Literary Authors series in January 2018. She’s at work now on a number of new projects, including a book entitled Fostering Romanticism and the co-editing (with Dale Townshend and Catherine Spooner) of a three-volume Cambridge History of the Gothic.


Marie Mulvey-Roberts is Professor of English Literature at the University of the West of England, Bristol. Her teaching and research interests include Gothic and gender.  She is the author of Dangerous Bodies: Historicising the Gothic Corporeal(Manchester University Press, 2016) the winner of the Alan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize, Gothic Immortals: The Fiction of the Brotherhood of the Rosy Cross (Routledge Revivals, 2016) and British Poets and Secret Societies (Routledge Revivals, 2014).  She is the editor of The Handbook to Gothic Literature (Palgrave, 1998 rvd 2009) and has edited many other books including Writing for their Lives: Death Row USA (Illinois University Press, 2007) and the forthcoming Global Frankenstein (Palgrave, New York) with Carol M. Davison. She recently co-curated the exhibition Strange Worlds: The Vision of Angela Carter at the Royal West of England, Academy, Bristol, co-built the website and co-founded the Angela Carter Society. She is the co-founder and editor of the quarterly journal, Women’s Writing on historical women writers, for which she co-edited a special issue on Mary Shelley.  Her two short films onFrankenstein and its links to Bristol and Bath are included in a MOOC run by English literature teaching staff at UWE called Writing the West: Writers of the South West.