Welcome

Lauren Jane Barnett
Photo by Isabella Cuan

My name is Lauren and I’m a writer and lecturer who is fascinated by how we literally see death in culture. What began as a curiosity into photographs and films surrounding death has grown into talks, classes, seminars, papers and even books.

Horror movies are under-appreciated and often dismissed but they are also novel ways to examine our society through the things we usually look away from. I believe there is a horror movie out there for everyone, we just have to look.

My first book on British Horror Cinema is coming out in 2021 with Strange Attractor but until then, you can find my articles and contributions on my writing page, including my upcoming contribution to McFarland’s Lacanian and Foucauldian Approaches to the Body (2020).

As an academic, I have also done work with Mortality journal, Grove Art Dictionary and was a consultant on The Corpse Project. I’ve given talks at institutions throughout the UK and also lead classes and seminars. I am always open to new opportunities in schools, at societies or through my walks on horror films, so feel free to get in touch.