An Interview with Dr Alison Younger

I interviewed Dr Alison Younger for the Spectral Visions blog. I thought my readers would appreciate her passion as much as I do. It is a sincere delight to have her as my lecturer, and I hope you enjoy reading her responses as much as I did.

Spectral Visions

The blog admin interviewed Dr Alison Younger. Dr Younger is a literature lecturer at the University of Sunderland. Her specialties are in the Medieval, Gothic, monstrosity and the discourse of the gentleman in the 19th century. In that past year, she has had various articles published, on topics like Burke and Hare, body-snatching and R. L Stevenson.


Q: What is Spectral Visions to you?
A: Good question! It’s very difficult to define exactly what Spectral Visions is. It’s like Heraclitus’s river: constantly moving and changing so that it’s never the same thing twice. It’s a celebration of the spectral: that is the liminal, the in-between, that which lies between death and life, being and nothingness, the ghostly and the gothic. In short, it’s an ever-changing Gothic phantasmagoria which allows us to research and discuss questions that continue to preoccupy us, such as ‘why do we need monsters’? Why are we…

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About Stephanie Gallon

I'm 22 years old with first class honours in BA (Hons) English and Creative Writing. I'm currently studying MA English Studies. I'm an author, a blogger, and a zealot of all things written. I write on everything from comics, to feminism, to advice on university life.
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