Playing tracks by
Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark, Madonna, REO Speedwagon, James, The Jam and more.
My guest this week is the fantastic Xavier Aldana Reyes.
Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Film at Manchester Metropolitan University and a founding member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies. He is the author of various books, including Body Gothic: Corporeal Transgression in Contemporary Literature and Horror Film (UWP, 2014), Digital Horror: Haunted Technologies, Network Panic and the Found Footage Phenomenon (co-edited with Linnie Blake; I.B. Tauris, 2015), Horror Film and Affect: Towards a Corporeal Model of Viewership (Routledge, 2016) and Horror: A Literary History (editor; British Library, 2016, forthcoming). He is the editor of the Horror Studies book series run by the University of Wales Press.
I spoke to Xavier about academia, horror and Gothic Manchester – and, of course, he shared his Apocalypse Books selections.
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