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Gothic Girl (I'll give you a clue, it's not Dan.)

I'm a PhD student (split between the University of Glasgow and the University of Stirling) researching the influence of the gothic on late-Victorian journalism, and as you can probably guess I am a bit of a nerd when it comes to anything relating to the nineteenth century and/or the gothic.


Gothic Girl is a Twitter account and website where I share free educational content on the history of Victorian gothic literature. This includes:

  • Regular tweets

  • An index of nineteenth-century authors with short biographies and links to their work

  • An open access library of Victorian gothic texts

  • A blog 


An additional goal of the library is to produce copies of these texts in various formats to make it accessible to all (e.g. with a dyslexic-friendly files, PDF formats, and web versions). 

This work is something I undertake voluntarily in my spare time, so I'm extremely grateful for any support you can offer by:

  • Sourcing original copies of texts

  • Notifying me of gaps in the existing lists

  • Giving feedback on how to make the site/content more accessible

  • Supporting me via Ko-fi (using the button at the very bottom of this page)

Lastly, I'd just like to apologise for the incredibly cheesey username/Twitter handle. I first created the account as a joke, intending to create an academic gothic parody of Dan from the original Gossip Girl (no, I haven't seen the new show yet), and I never got round to changing it so decided to roll with it instead!