The Team

Dr Daniel Cook is Reader in English and Associate Director of the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee. He is the author of Thomas Chatterton and Neglected Genius, 1760-1830 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2013), Reading Swift’s Poetry (Cambridge University Press, 2020), and Walter Scott and Short Fiction (Edinburgh University Press, 2021). In addition to editing essay collections and anthologies for Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, and Routledge, he produced Frankenstein: The Dundee Edition. You can find him on Twitter @drdanielcook


Dr Laura Kirkley is a Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century Literature at Newcastle University. She is a comparatist with expertise in French and English women’s writing and translation in the Revolutionary era, especially the works of Mary Wollstonecraft. Her monograph, Mary Wollstonecraft: Cosmopolitan, will be published by Edinburgh University press in 2022. Her new research project focuses on the cosmopolitanism of Germaine de Staël, Mary Shelley, and other women writers. She recommends that everyone read Wollstonecraft’s unfinished Gothic works, The Cave of Fancy (1787) and Maria, or The Wrongs of Woman (1798). You can find her on Twitter @drlaurakirkley


Dr Anna Mercer is a Lecturer in English Literature at Cardiff University. She specialises in Romanticism, and is especially interested in literary relationships, women writers, and manuscript studies. Her first monograph The Collaborative Literary Relationship of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was published by Routledge in 2019. Anna works with Keats House in Hampstead, is the Director of Communications for the Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA), and is also the Communications Officer for the British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS). She recommends Mary Shelley’s 1823 novel Valperga as an excellent follow-up read to Frankenstein. Anna is currently working on two books with Oxford University Press: Mary Shelley: Oxford Authors and History of a Six Weeks’ Tour (the latter in collaboration with Cian Duffy), as well as producing an edited facsimile edition of the Shelleys’ notebook ‘MSS 13,290’ in the Library of Congress with Bysshe Coffey and Nora Crook. You can find her on Twitter @annamercer_


Dr Deborah Russell is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies and the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. She works on Gothic fiction and theatre, with a particular emphasis on women’s writing, dynamics of national identity, and the politics of silence on stage. She is the volume editor of Ann Radcliffe’s The Castles of Athlin and Dunbayne for the upcoming Cambridge Edition of the Works of Ann Radcliffe (series eds. Michael Gamer and Angela Wright).


Dr Lauren Nixon is Communications and Administration Executive at Nottingham Trent University’s Doctoral School, and the cofounder of the Reimagining the Gothic project and one half of The Ghoul Guides. Her doctoral research focused on war and the figure of the soldier in the Gothic fiction of the late eighteenth century, with a particular focus on the creation of national identity and the work on women writers. Her work on the project is supported by an Events Fellowship awarded by BARS. You can find her on Twitter @literaryla


Gothic Women Associates

Bethany Brigham (Northumbria University)

Dr Sarah Faulkner (University of Washington)

Graphic Design

Melanie Bonsey (University of Sheffield)