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Fred Botting is a Professor and Director of the Institute for Cultural Research at the University of Lancaster. He has written extensively on Gothic writing and media, on contemporary writing and culture and cultural theory. His books include Gothic (Routledge, 1996), Sex, Machines and Navels (Manchester UP, 1999) and—with Scott Wilson—The Tarantinian Ethics (Sage, 2001) and Bataille (Palgrave Macmillan, 2001)