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Chloe Germaine Buckley

Senior Lecturer in English, Manchester Metropolitan University

Dr Chloé Germaine Buckley is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University in the UK. She writes about and teaches children’s literature and culture. Her previous publications include articles on children's Gothic, Weird fiction, witches and the postcolonial Gothic. She is co-editor of the edited collection, "Telling it Slant: Critical Approaches to Helen Oyeyemi" with Dr Sarah Ilott and author of "Twenty-First-Century Children’s Gothic": She is currently interested in science and children's literature, including ecological storytelling for young people.


  • 2016–present
    Senior lecturer, Manchester Metropolitan University
  • 2011–2016
    Assistant lecturer, Lancaster University


  • 2016 
    Lancaster University, PhD English Literature


  • 2017
    Twenty-First-Century Children's Gothic,
  • 2017
    Introduction, Telling it Slant: Critical Approaches to Helen Oyeyemi
  • 2017
    Do Panic: They're Coming. Remaking the Weird in Contemporary Children's Fiction, New Directions in Children's Gothic
  • 2017
    The Gothic Child in Boy Snow Bird, the Opposite House and the Icarus Girl, Telling it Slant: Critical Approaches to Helen Oyeyemi
  • 2016
    How monsters are made: ‘No remorse, no pity’ in Shelley, Dickens and Priestley’s Mister Creecher, Horror Studies
  • 2016
    Fragmenting and becoming double": Supplementary twins and abject bodies in Helen Oyeyemi's the Icarus Girl, Journal of Commonwealth Literature
  • 2015
    Psychoanalysis, “Gothic” Children’s Literature, and the Canonization of Coraline, Children's Literature Association Quarterly
  • 2014
    “Hatcht up in Villanie and Witchcraft” - Fictional and historical recuperations of the witch child, Preternature: Critical and Historical Studies on the Preternatural
  • 2014
    Gothic and the Child Reader, 1850—Present, The Gothic World

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy