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 from 1995 to 2019. I am a commissioning editor for the Edinburgh Companions to the Gothic series, for the International Gothic series and for the Beginnings series, both published by Manchester University Press.

In Press

Key Concepts in Victorian Studies (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, March 2023)


In Print

The Dome of Thought: Phrenology and the Nineteenth-Century Popular Imagination (Manchester University Press, 2022).

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).

‘“The evil of our collective soul”: Zombies, Medical Capitalism and Environmental Apocalypse’, Horror Studies, 12/1 (Spring 2021), 7-25.

‘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.