Natalie Neill is a English professor at York University in Toronto, Canada, with a specialty in gothic fiction. In our research on the history of the Gothic and the ways its been interpreted and developed in the last 300 years, she helped us learn more about the era and what it meant for the people living in that time. Gothic fiction has always been a pariah, representing the baser elements of human beings. It has a history of being in the shadows, present as part of literature and routinely ignored by critics until fairly recently. Natalie Neill gives us a quick primer on this one segment of English literature and why it matters for today's media, including video games.
Part of this interview was originally broadcast as part of Built to Play 58.