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Wasson, S. (2011, August). Medical Gothic: organ harvesting and medicalised abjection in Kazuo Ishiguro and Neal Shusterman. Paper presented at Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd.’: 10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association. 2-5 August 2011., University of Heidelberg, Germany
The International Gothic Association facilitates dissemination of research in Gothic and horror from the eighteenth century to the present, and the Conference is held once eve...
Wasson, S. (2010, April). “Half-Masonry, Half Pain”: death and nation in Mervyn Peake’s poetry of Second-World-War London. Paper presented at Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces Conference, Liverpool John Moores University
Wasson, S., & Artt, S. (2010, April). The Twilight Saga and the pleasures of spectatorship: the broken body and the shining body. Paper presented at Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture., University of Hertfordshire
Wasson, S. (2009, July). Cannibal doubles: organ harvesting and the grotesque double in gothic science fiction. Paper presented at International Gothic Association Biannual Conference, Lancaster University
Wasson, S. (2015). Scalpel and Metaphor: The Ceremony of Organ Harvest in Gothic Science Fiction. Gothic Studies, 17, 104-123. https://doi.org/10.7227/GS.17.1.8
In organ transfer, tissue moves through a web of language. Metaphors reclassify the tissue to enable its redeployment, framing the process for practitioners and public. The pr...
Wasson, S. (2014). Recalcitrant Tissue: Organ Transfer and the Struggle for Narrative Control. In J. Edwards (Ed.), Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothics, 99-112. Routledge
The Gothic has long been interested in failed communities, the snapping or violating of ties between kin or neighbours. As the Gothic mutates into new forms today, it is incre...
Wasson, S. (2013). Gothic Cities and Suburbs, 1880-present. In G. Byron, & D. Townshend (Eds.), The Gothic World, 132-142. Routledge
Wasson, S., & Alder, E. (2010). Gothic Science Fiction 1980 - 2010. Liverpool University Press
Wasson, S. (2009). Olalla's legacy: twentieth century vampire fiction and genetic previvorship. Journal of Stevenson Studies. 7, 55-81. ISSN 1744-3857
Although Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story ‘Olalla’ does not use the word ‘vampire’ at any point, it contains a cluster of motifs that have led critics to identify it as a ...
Wasson, S. (2004). Love in the time of cloning: science fictions of transgressive kinship. Extrapolation. 45, 130-144. ISSN 0014-5483
This article presents a discussion on science fiction related to cloning. Science fiction has long played with the notion of the doubled self, and the speculative potential of...
Wasson, S. (2002). A network of inscrutable canyons: wartime London’s sensory landscapes. In L. Phillips (Ed.), The Swarming Streets: Twentieth-Century Literary Representations of London, 77-95. Rodopi
Sensory abundance has always been a hallmark of cities, but with the onset of World War II London’s sensory geography was transformed. The resulting city lacked many of the h...
Wasson, S. (2006). The South African truth and reconciliation commission and its archive of Human Rights violations
Wasson, S. (2008). One grows strange behind Barbed Wire: nationhood and British Internment of Aliens in the Second World War
Wasson, S. (2006). Recalcitrant copies and vulnerable bodies: literary engagements with human cloning