About the author
Tracy Hayes received her PhD in 2017 with a thesis investigating masculinity in the novels of Thomas Hardy. She is the Secretary and Website/Social Media Director for the Thomas Hardy Society and regularly organizes conferences and study days. Having presented papers on Hardy, M.R. James and Edgar Allan Poe at numerous conferences throughout the UK, Dr Hayes has also published in various journals including the DNHAS, Palgrave Communications, RRR, Merry Meet, Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Short Fiction Studies. Her current research centres around representations of Gothic masculinity in the short stories of Poe, Hardy and M.R. James.