For more information on any of the research topics put forward, please feel free to visit the following resources:

Folklore and Folkloresque:

  • The Folklore Society – Official Website of the British Folklore Society. The Folklore Society also run the incredibly popular Twitter hashtag #FolkloreThursday, which offers a great way to get involved and spread the study of folklore
  • American Folklore Society – Official Website of the American Folklore Society
  • Folkademics – Official Website of Jeffrey A. Tolbert, a key academic on the Folkloresque. Jeffrey’s research centres on vernacular religion and supernatural belief, as well as the connections between so-called “folk” and “popular” cultures
  • Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic – Facebook page for the Centre for Folklore, Myth and Magic (UK)
  • Mythogeography – Website for walkers, artists who use walking in their art, students who are discovering and studying a world of resistant and aesthetic walking, anyone who is troubled by official guides to anywhere, urban explorers, entrepreneurs and activists who don’t want to drive to the revolution.
  • New Directions in Folklore – Online journal with a community of over one hundred scholars, professionals, students, and interested laypersons dedicated to pushing the envelope of scholarship in the exploration of contemporary culture
  • The Folklore Podcast – An excellent podcast created and hosted by Mark Norman, an folklore researcher and author that specialises in Black Dog mythology. Many of the episodes feature eminent folklorists from around the world: including researchers, authors and professors in their fields. –


  • The Monster Network – The Monster Network connects those with an interest in monsters and the monstrous. The aim of the Network is to spark international collaborations such as conferences, workshops, publications and symposiums as well as create a space for discussions and information on all things monstrous
  • The London Fortean Society – The Official Blog page for The London Fortean Society, the very place to think and talk about strange and excluded things

Gothic and Horror Fiction:

  • International Gothic Association – The International Gothic Association unites teachers, scholars, students, artists, writers and performers from around the world who are interested in any aspect of gothic culture: fiction, drama, poetry, art, film, music, architecture, popular culture and technology. It promotes the study and dissemination of information on gothic culture from the mid eighteenth century to the contemporary moment. The only association of its kind, the IGA is the academic centre for people interested in an analysis of the gothic.
  • Sheffield Gothic – Website for Sheffield Gothic, one of the leading and most proactive groups of Gothic scholars in the United Kingdom. Sheffield Gothic is a collective group of Postgraduate Students at The University of Sheffield with a shared interest in all things Gothic
  • Open Graves, Open Minds – Website for The Open Graves, Open Minds project that is ran in conjunction with the Hertfordshire University (which has England’s only MA Course on Folklore as well as several modules on the Gothic). The project works to unearth depictions of the vampire, the undead, shape-shifting creatures and other supernatural creatures in literature, art, and other media
  • Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies – The Miskatonic Institute of Horror Studies is an international educational community through which established horror writers, directors, scholars and curators celebrate horror history and culture with a unique blend of enthusiasm and critical perspective
  • The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University – Website for the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, which runs an MA Course on The Gothic and is one of the most reknown centres for Gothic studies in the world. The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies’ mission is to promote the study of the Gothic both nationally and internationally and to work across age ranges and levels of study
  • Folk Horror Revival – Folk Horror Revival is a gathering place to share and discuss Folk Horror in film, TV, books, art, music, events and other media. They also explore psychogeography, hauntology, folklore, cultural rituals and costume, earth mysteries, archaic history, hauntings, Southern Gothic, ‘landscapism / visionary naturalism & geography’, backwoods, dark psychedelia, wyrd Forteana and other strange oddities
  • London Horror Society – The London Horror Society is THE place for all UK horror fans and professionals to come together and share the love of our favourite genre
  • International Centre for Gothic Studies at Stirling University – Webpage for the International Centre for Gothic Studies at Stirling University, which for over thirty years has been a world-leading research hub for the study of Gothic literature and culture –
  • Dark Arts Journal – An open-access journal dedicated to publishing and promoting upcoming and emerging voices in the field of Gothic Studies

Science Fiction:

  • London Science Fiction Research Community – Website for the London Sceince Fiction Research Community (LSFRC). The LSFRC is an organisation of SF scholars and fans, led by graduate students based at Birkbeck and Royal Holloway
  • Science Fiction Theatre – Website for Science Fiction Theatre, a monthly film club dedicated to the exploration and celebration of classic science fiction –

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