Roger Luckhurst has published widely, specialising in science fiction and the Gothic, with 10 books that include cultural histories of science fiction, zombies, mummy curses, telepathy, trauma and corridors.
He has written on film, including short books on the classics Alien and The Shining, and has edited several Gothic classics for Oxford University Press, including Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, and H. P. Lovecraft’s Classic Horror Tales. He has been an advisor to the British Film Institute, the Royal Mail, the Science Museum and the London Library. He is currently the Geoffrey Tillotson Chair of Nineteenth Century Studies at Birkbeck College in the University of London.
Gothic: An Illustrated History is his latest book, exploring the style across a wide range of media, including architecture, literature, and film.