Gothic Studies has become a significant and popular element in the English degree curriculum and a rapidly expanding international academic field, Teaching the Gothic provides a clear and accessible account of how scholarship on the Gothic has influenced the way in which the Gothic is taught. This is the first book to properly explore the relationship between changes in intellectual history and pedagogic practice. Topics discussed include: Gothic criticism, Theory, Romantic Gothic, Victorian Gothic, Postmodern Gothic, Female Gothic, Gothic Sexualities, Gothic Film, Imperial Gothic, Postcolonial Gothic. The book also provides an account of the development of postgraduate awards and PhD research in the UK and North America. Each chapter has been specially commissioned for this volume and the contributors are all leading academics working in the UK, North America and Canada. Teaching the Gothic is an essential guide for teachers, scholars, and enthusiasts of the Gothic.