Prof Fred Botting

Position: Professor English Literature And Creative Writing
School: Humanities
Extension: 67344
Location: Room PR HH 1014, Holmwood House, Penrhyn Road


Fred Botting has taught English Literature, Critical Theory, Film and Cultural Studies at the Universities of Lancaster, Keele and Cardiff. He has written extensively on Gothic fictions, and on theory, film and cultural forms. His current research projects include work on fiction and film dealing with figures of horror - zombies in particular - and on spectrality, the uncanny and sexuality.

Educational and professional qualifications

1986-89 PhD , University of Wales, Cardiff
1982-5 BA (Hons) , University of Wales, Cardiff

Professional experience (post-1990)

2005-10 Professor, Lancaster University
2000-05 Professor, Keele University
1993-99 Lecturer, Lancaster University
1992-3 Lecturer, University of Wales, Cardiff
1990-92 Post-doctoral Fellow, University of Wales


Contemporary Literature
Literary Theory
Gothic Fiction

Research areas

English Literature and Creative Writing

Research outputs

Number of items: 26.


Botting, Fred (2015) Horrorspace: Reading House of Leaves. Horror Studies, 6(2), pp. 239-254. ISSN (print) 2040-3275

Botting, Fred (2012) More things: horror, materialism and speculative weirdism. Horror Studies, 3(2), pp. 281-303. ISSN (print) 2040-3275

Botting, F. (2010) Poe's Phantasmagoreality. The Edgar Allan Poe Review, XI(1), pp. 9-21. ISSN (print) 2150-0428

Botting, Fred (2010) a-ffect-less: zombie-horror-shock. English Language Notes, 48(1), pp. 177-190. ISSN (print) 0013-8282

Botting, Fred (2004) Extimatrix. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part C: Studies in History and Philosophy of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, 35(2), pp. 269-286. ISSN (print) 1369-8486

Botting, David and Wilson, Scott (2002) This is not a presentation. Critical Quarterly, 44(3), pp. 27-36. ISSN (print) 0011-1562

Botting, David and Wilson, Scott (2002) Venus in foam. New Formations, 46, pp. 64-84. ISSN (print) 0950-2378


Botting, Fred (2008) Gothic romanced: consumption, gender and technology in contemporary fictions. London, U.K. : Routledge. 223p. ISBN 9780415450904

Botting, Fred (2008) Limits of horror: technology, bodies, Gothic. Manchester, U.K. : Manchester University Press. 233p. ISBN 9780719077548

Botting, Fred and Wilson, Scott (2001) Bataille. Basingstoke, U.K. : Palgrave. 232p. (Transitions) ISBN 0333914619

Botting, Fred and Wilson, Scott (2001) The Tarantinian ethics. London, U.K. : Sage. 186p. ISBN 0761968377

Botting, Fred (1999) Sex, machines and navels: fiction, fantasy and history in the future present. Manchester, U.K. : Manchester University Press. 240p. ISBN 071905625X

Book Section

Botting, Fred (2014) Post-millennial monsters : monstrosity-no-more. In: Byron, Glennis and Townshend, Dale, (eds.) The gothic world. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 498-509. (Routledge Worlds) ISBN 9780415637442

Botting, Fred (2012) Love your zombie: horror, ethics, excess. In: Edwards, Justin D. and Monnet, Agnieszka Soltysik, (eds.) The gothic in contemporary literature and popular culture: pop goth. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 19-36. (Routledge interdisciplinary perspectives on literature, no. 8) ISBN 9780415806763

Botting, Fred (2012) Stories, spectres, screens. In: Sacido, Jorge, (ed.) Modernism, postmodernism, and the short story in English. Editions Rodopi. pp. 99-123. (Postmodern studies, no. 48) ISBN 9789042035577

Botting, Fred (2010) Zombie London: unexceptionalities of the new world order. In: Phillips, Lawrence and Witchard, Anne, (eds.) London gothic: place, space and the gothic imagination. London, U.K. : Continuum. pp. 153-171. ISBN 9781441106827

Wilson, Scott and Botting, David (2008) Gothspeare and the origins of cultural studies. In: Drakakis, John and Townshend, Dale, (eds.) Gothic Shakespeares. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 186-200. (Accents on Shakespeare) ISBN 9780415420662

Botting, David and Wilson, Scott (2007) Homoeconopoeisis II: presents, technology, enjoyment. In: McQuillan, Martin, (ed.) Deconstruction reading politics. Hampshire, U.K. : Palgrave Macmillan. pp. 197-219. ISBN 9780230536951

Wilson, Scott and Botting, David (2004) Toy law, toy joy, Toy Story 2. In: Moran, Leslie , Loizidou, Elena , Christie, Ian and Sandon, Emma, (eds.) Law's moving image. London, U.K. : The GlassHouse Press. pp. 61-76. ISBN 9781904385011

Botting, David and Wilson, Scott (2003) Sexcrash. In: Arthurs, Jane and Grant, Iain, (eds.) Crash cultures: modernity, mediation and the material. Bristol, U.K. : Intellect Books. pp. 79-90. ISBN 9781841500911

Botting, David and Wilson, Scott (2002) Morlan. In: Zylinska, Joanna, (ed.) The cyborg experiments: the extensions of the body in the media age. London, U.K. : Continuum. pp. 149-167. (Technologies: Studies In Culture & Theory) ISBN 9780826459039

Botting, David and Wilson, Scott (2001) Homoeconopoeisis 1. In: McQuillan, Martin, (ed.) Deconstruction: a reader. Edinburgh, U.K. : Edinburgh University Press. pp. 263-274. ISBN 9780748612550

Botting, David and Wilson, Scott (2000) Dead time (a ghost story). In: Morra, Joanne , Robson, Mark and Smith, Marquard, (eds.) The limits of death: between philosophy and psychoanalysis. Manchester, U.K. : Manchester University Press. pp. 57-78. ISBN 9780719057519

Conference or Workshop Item

Botting, Fred (2015) Sade and the tales of terror : Foucault, literature, space. In: Critical Spaces : Disorienting the Toplogical; 05 Jan 2015, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Botting, Fred (2014) 'Sir Walter Scott disease': from 'girly-girly romance' to the 'Southern school of degeneracy'. In: Gothic Study Day; 06 Dec 2014, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Botting, Fred (2010) Love your zombie. In: Memory, identity and new fantasy cultures; 09 Oct 2010, Kingston upon Thames, U.K.. (Unpublished)

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