Personal profile


Victor Sage is an Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia. His areas of interest are: Nineteenth and twentieth century writing; contemporary prose fiction and poetry; Irish Writing; Gothic Horror; Creative Writing. PhD on Samuel Beckett's novels. He is the author of numerous essays on the Gothic tradition. Co-edited with the late Allan Lloyd-Smith Gothick Origins and Innovations (1993) and Modern Gothic: A Reader (MUP, 1997). A novelist and short-story writer, he has published two novels: A Mirror for Larks (Secker and Warburg, 1993); and Black Shawl (Secker and Warburg, 1995). Co-wrote full-length theatrical script of Angela Carter's Nights at the Circus performed at UEA in 1997; and has published (Pretext, 2006) a rewrite of the death of Socrates, from the executioner's point of view. Has published on Scott, Hogg, Blake, Wordsworth, Browning, Dickens, Beckett, Katharine Mansfield, Bram Stoker, Rebecca West etc. More recent work has been on Irish writing: editions of Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer (Penguin Classics, 2000) and J.S.Le Fanu's Uncle Silas (Penguin Classics, 2001); and a monograph in 2004, Le Fanu's Gothic: the Rhetoric of Darkness (Palgrave Macmillan). Recent work includes essays on Ballard (Continuum, 2010); Ishiguro (Continuuum, 2011); Scottish Women's Gothic: Galloway, Kennedy, Louise Welsh (2011); Le Fanu's Willing To Die (2012). He is currently working on A Cultural History of European Gothic for Polity Press.