The history of goth culture goes far beyond Bauhaus, the Cure, and copious amounts of black eyeliner. In fact, you can trace its roots as far back as the barbarian outsiders of post-Roman late antiquity. In their book, The Evolution of Goth Culture, scholars Karl and Beverley Spracklen trace the movement’s trajectory through the ages, from its genesis to its eventual progression into modern gothic alternative culture.
Spracklen will be joined by writer and lead singer of The March Violets, Rosie Garland, and researcher of Gothic Manchester Festival, Laura Ager, to discuss goth’s place then and now, the moral panics surrounding it, and the growing commodification of goth music, fashion, and counter-cultural resistance.
This event will be held in the beautiful gothic surroundings of Bradford Cathedral, so tighten your corsets and meet us at the altar.
We are thrilled to host this exciting event, in partnership with the Emerald Foundation.