Announcing the Horror and Gothic Media Cultures Podcast + Discussion Group

In the spirit of the spooky season, the new book series Horror and Gothic Media Cultures is launching a monthly online discussion group open to scholars (including graduate students) and creative practitioners around the globe working in the area of horror and Gothic media. Each discussion will be sparked by a short podcast episode that will offer a provocation related to current and key debates in the field.

The discussion group will occur 1-2 weeks after the release of each podcast episode, with the first discussion occurring on Thursday the 18th of November(08:00am Amsterdam time, CEST / 05:00pm Melbourne/Sydney time, AEDT).

The group is led and hosted by the Horror and Gothic Media Cultures series’ founding editor, Dr Jessica Balanzategui, Senior Lecturer in Cinema and Screen Studies at Swinburne University of Technology. Jessica presents the first provocation: “What’s the deal with ‘elevated’ horror?” (also below).

Future episodes will feature special guests, including the authors of forthcoming or recently launched books in the series. Discounts for books in the Horror and Gothic Media Cultures series will be offered to those who attend the discussion group.

You can find both the series and Jessica on Twitter @HorrorGothCult and @JKBalanzategui.