The Dark Thread: An Interview with David Punter




American Gothic, Gothic literature, popular culture, interview


David Punter is the author of fifteen academic books, many of which revolve around gothic fiction. The Literature of Terror: The Gothic Tradition(vol. 1-2, 1996) is one of the most relevant manuals about the Gothic published so far. He is also the editor of ten academic volumes, and has taught at universities in different countries and even continents, the University of Bristol being the last one, where he was the research director for the Faculty of Arts. David Punter has also authored eight volumes of poetry and has published poems and short stories in various anthologies. He is also a writer and a poet, and his work can be found at



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How to Cite

Fernández Jiménez, M., & Punter, D. (2022). The Dark Thread: An Interview with David Punter. REDEN. Revista Española De Estudios Norteamericanos, 3(2), 202-215.