Catherine Spooner is Professor of Literature and Culture at Lancaster University. She has published widely on Gothic in literature, film, fashion and popular culture with an emphasis on the contemporary. Her seven books include Fashioning Gothic Bodies, Contemporary Gothic and Post-millennial Gothic: Comedy, Romance and the Rise of Happy Gothic, which was awarded the 2019 Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize by the International Gothic Association. Her most recent book, The Cambridge History of the Gothic Volume 3: The Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries, co-edited with Dale Townshend, was published in September 2021. She is currently writing a book on the Gothic cultural history of the white dress.