Val Scullion gained her PhD at Anglia Ruskin University. She has published articles on Susan Hill (Women: a cultural review 2003, and Gothic Studies 2005); Dennis Potter (Gothic Studies 2008); and E. T. A. Hoffmann (Journal of Literature and Science 2009). She has contributed to the Encyclopedia of British Women’s Writing, 1900-1950 (Palgrave 2006), and written on Susan Hill and E. T. A. Hoffmann in both The Handbook of the Gothic (Palgrave 2009) and the Encyclopedia of the Gothic (Wiley-Blackwell 2013). She has published on E. T. A. Hoffmann in co-authorship with Marion Treby (European Review 2010, Journal of Gender Studies 2013, Journal of Politics and Law 2013, and Marvels & Tales 2014). They have also contributed a chapter about Hoffmann and the Female Musical Uncanny to Women and Gothic (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2014).