By Colin


Welcome to the personal site of Colin Yeo, a postgraduate researcher working in the field of English and Cultural Studies based at the University of Western Australia.

Colin’s love for writing has translated into a career path that has included positions in the tertiary education sector, marketing and public health.

As a Communication Studies graduate, Colin has fostered an interest in professional writing by publishing across various platforms in academia and the general media. He has also worked as a grant writer.


PhD Project

This website’s banner depicts a plane flying over a mountain range. It is a reference to H.P Lovecraft’s Beyond The Mountains Of Madness, a text that is one of his favorite Gothic narratives. Lovecraftian ‘cosmic horror’ points towards a state that is so unimaginable, so horrific that the human mind is unable to contemplate the horrific notions of what lies beyond the realm of human perception. This reference to Lovecraft explains the title of this site: Beyond Horror. Horror and the Gothic are often synonymous with one another. ‘Beyond Horror’ marks Colin’s interest in moving past cliched notions of the Gothic, to explore new avenues of the Gothic. His thesis evaluates connections between Gothic literature and English literature of the early modern period.

His broader research interests include the fields of early modern English literature, contemporary film, horror and science fiction film and contemporary Gothic novels.

Drop him a mail: byondhorror [at] gmail [dot] com profile:


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'horror': Middle English: via Old French from Latin horror, from horrere ‘tremble, shudder’.

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