Dr Keith McDonald


I hold a PhD from Birkbeck College, University of London, and am a senior lecturer at York St John University. My publications appear in Biography: an Interdisciplinary Quarterly, The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror and Scope: an Online Journal of Film and TV.  I am the author of Film and Television Textual Analysis (Auteur, 2006) and my research interests include popular culture, new media and pedagogy.

Some Recent Publications:

McDonald, Keith and Johnson, Wayne (2021) Contemporary Gothic and Horror Film: Transnational Perspectives. Anthem Press. 

McDonald, Keith and Johnson, Wayne (2019) ‘Something Like a Circus and a Sewer’ The thrill and threat of New York City in American culture. In: Lovell, Jane and Hitchmough, Sam, (eds.) Authenticity in North America Place, Tourism, Heritage, Culture and the Popular Imagination. 1st ed. Contemporary Geographies of Leisure, Tourism and Mobility . London, Routledge, pp. 19-29

McDonald, Keith and Clark, Roger (2016) ‘Interview with Guillermo del Toro’ in Salvesen, Britt, Shedden, Jim and Welsh, Matthew, (eds.) Guillermo del Toro: At Home with the Monsters.

McDonald, Keith and Clark, Roger (2014) Guillermo del Toro: Film as Alchemic Art. Bloomsbury.