William HUGHES

FRHistS – Fellow of the Royal Historical Society

FSA Scot – Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

FHEA – Fellow  of the Higher Education Academy

Past President of The International Gothic Association (2009-2013): I also served as Secretary to the Association between 1991-1995, and was the founder-editor of Gothic Studies, the internationally refereed journal of the IGA, serving in that capacity between 1995 and 2019.

In Preparation

The Dome of Thought: Phrenology and the Nineteenth-Century Popular Imagination (Manchester University Press, 2021).

The Literary Vampire: An Edinburgh Companion, edited by William Hughes and Nick Groom (Edinburgh University Press, 2021).


CoronaGothic: Cultures of the Pandemic, edited by Nick Groom and William Hughes, Critical Quarterly, 62/4 (December 2020).

Suicide and the Gothic, edited by William Hughes and Andrew Smith (Manchester University Press, 2019).

Gothic Britain: Dark Places in the Provinces and Margins of the British Isles edited by William Hughes and Ruth Heholt (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2018.

Key Concepts in the Gothic (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018).

That Devil’s Trick: Hypnotism and the Victorian Popular Imagination (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2015)

EcoGothic, edited by Andrew Smith and William Hughes (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2013)

The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature (Lanham MD: Scarecrow Press, 2013).

The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, edited by William Hughes, Andrew Smith and David Punter (Chichester: Wiley Blackwell, 2013), 2 vols.

The Victorian Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion, edited by William Hughes and Andrew Smith (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012).

Queering the Gothic, edited by William Hughes and Andrew Smith (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2009).

Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Readers’ Guides Series (London: Continuum, 2009)

Bram Stoker: Dracula, Readers’ Guides to Essential Criticism Series (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2008).

Bram Stoker, Dracula, with an Introduction by William Hughes and Notes by Diane Mason (Bath: Artswork Books, 2007).

Bram Stoker: A Bibliography, compiled by Richard Dalby and William Hughes (Westcliff-on-Sea: Desert Island Books, 2004).

Empire and the Gothic: Studies in the Ideology of Genre, edited by Andrew Smith and William Hughes (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2003).

Fictions of Unease: The Gothic from Otranto to The X–Filesedited by Andrew Smith, Diane Mason and William Hughes, eds, (Bath: Sulis Press, 2002).

Bram Stoker, The  Lady of the Shroud, annotated and edited by William Hughes (Westcliff-on-Sea: Desert Island Books, 2001).

Beyond Dracula: Bram Stoker’s Fiction and Its Cultural Context (Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2000).

Bram Stoker: History, Psychoanalysis and the Gothic, edited by William Hughes and Andrew Smith (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998).

Bram Stoker. A Bibliography (Brisbane: Victorian Fiction Research Group, 1997).

Contemporary Writing and National Identity, edited by Tracey Hill and William Hughes (Bath: Sulis Press, 1995).

Selected Shorter Works

‘“This Unfortunate Book”: Bram Stoker and the Edwardian Publishing Industry’, Irish Studies Review, 29/1 (2021).

‘Foreword: On the Gothic Nature of Gardens’ in Sue Edney, ed., EcoGothic Gardens in the Long Nineteenth Century: Phantoms, Fantasy and Uncanny Flowers (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020), pp. xiv-xvii.

‘Gothic and the Invention of the Railways’ in Dale Townshend, Catherine Spooner and Angela Wright, eds, The Cambridge History of the Gothic, 3 vols, Vol. 2 (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), pp. 445-62.