14 June 2011

Fred Botting / Tuesday, 07 June 2011

Fred Botting is Professor in the School of Humanities, Kingston University, London. His two most recent books are Limits of Horror (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2008) and Gothic Romanced (London: Routledge, 2008). He is co-editor (with Scott Wilson) of Bataille: A Critical Reader (London: Blackwell, 1998). His research interests include cultural and critical theory (psycho- and schiz-analysis); Bataille and general economy; romanticism and postmodernism; techno-poiesis; uncanny media (gothic technologies; cybergothic; neuromanticism); smoking, sublimity, consumption and horror. Also teaches Film, Media and Cultural Studies in the Institute for Cultural Research, Lancaster University. His research has examined popular fiction and film (gothic, sf, horror) from the eighteenth century to the present and has engaged a range of theoretical approaches (from heterology to psycho- and schizanalysis). As well as pursuing the paradoxes of 'global gothic', his current projects include work on uncannimedia, on zombies, and on econopoiesis (with S. Wilson).


  • Limits of Horror (Manchester UP, 2008)
    Gothic Romanced (Routledge, 2008)
    The Tarantinian Ethics (Sage, 2001) and Bataille (Palgrave, 2001) - with Scott Wilson.
    Sex, Machines and Navels (Manchester UP, 1999)
    Gothic (Routledge, 1996)
    Making Monstrous (Manchester UP, 1991)

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