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Dr. Franz J Potter

Dr. Franz J Potter
Assistant Professor
National University
(805) 437-3036

Franz Potter received his Ph.D. from the University of East Anglia in 2003. His specialization is 18th- and 19th-century Gothic literature. He has written extensively on the trade Gothic, the Gothic chapbook industry and the author Sarah Wilkinson. His book, The History of Gothic Publishing, 1800-1835: Exhuming the Trade, was published in 2005 by Palgrave Macmillan. He has also contributed articles on the Gothic to Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Gothic, Blackwell Encyclopedia of the Romantic, World Gothic and The Handbook to Gothic Literature. He is currently working on the forthcoming Palgrave’s Guide to Gothic Authors and Publishers, 1764-1830 due out in 2016. At National, he teaches courses in 18th- and 19th-century British literature including the Gothic novel, vampires, dark romanticism and Ann Radcliffe. Dr. Potter serves as Lead Faculty for the MA in English program at National, as well as for the Gothic Studies Specialization.


Ph.D., English
University of East Anglia