Conny has recently been awarded her doctorate from the University of Bristol. Her thesis focused on topographies in Stephen King’s and H. P. Lovecraft’s gothic works. She earned her Masters degree at the University of Nottingham in 2008 and her Bachelors degree at the University of Bayreuth in Germany in 2004.
Conny is the co-founder of the Bristol Journal of English Studies, a peer-reviewed e-journal at the University of Bristol’s English department, and was a member of the editorial board from 2010 – 2013. She co-edited the special issue on ‘Gothic Histories’ in Working With English, the University of Nottingham’s English department e-journal and co-founded the Gothic Reading Group at Bristol’s English Department.
Her main research interests are gothic and horror fiction, popular literature and culture, and American literature.
‘Lovecraft’s Grimoires – Intertextuality and the Necronomicon’, in Working With English: Medieval and Modern Language, Literature and Drama 8, Gothic Histories (2012-13), pp. 41-50
Entries entitled ‘Rosicrucianism’, ‘Necromancy’, and ‘The Amityville Horror’, in The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, ed. by William Hughes, David Punter, and Andrew Smith (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013)
‘The Walking Dude - Randall Flagg in Stephen King’s Post-apocalyptic Epic The Stand’, in The Gothic – Probing the Boundaries, ed. by Eoghain Hamilton (Freeland: Interdisciplinary Press, 2012), pp. 29 - 37