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CfP Reminder: International Gothic Association Conference 2017

Posted by Timothy Jones on December 02, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

A reminder that the submissions are due for the coming IGA Conference on Friday 16 December. Here's the link: https://igamexico2017.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

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CfP: New Zealand Gothic

Posted by Timothy Jones on November 08, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

Call for Papers   Special Gothic Edition of the Journal of New Zealand Literature   Guest Editor: Dr Erin Mercer The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is the only international, fully peer-reviewed journal devoted to New Zealand literary studies. In 2017, JNZL will publish a special edition devoted to Gothic and it welcomes the submission of papers (4000-5000 words) on any aspect of the Gothic as it relates to New Zealand literature. Topics can include, but are not limited to: Haunting and spectrality Domestic Gothic Rural Gothic Monsters and the mons

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CfP: Arthur Rackham in Sussex

Posted by Timothy Jones on November 04, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

This CfP might be of interest - Rackham provided some marvellous illustrations for Poe, amongst so many others.   Call for Papers: Arthur Rackham in Sussex on his 150th birthday Deadline 31 March 2017 Symposium Saturday 16/9/2017 at the Sussex Centre for Folklore, Fairy Tale and Fantasy, University of Chichester.   ‘I can only say that I firmly believe in the greatest, stimulating and educative power of imaginative, fantastic, and playful pictures and writings for children in their most impressionable years.’ (Rackham, 1934)   19 September

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CfP – Gothic Modernisms Conference

Posted by Timothy Jones on November 02, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

Gothic Modernisms – Call for Papers 29 & 30 June, 2017, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, NL   Organized by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Coventry University; the Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture, in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum, the Ateneum Art Museum / Finnish National Gallery, Helsinki, and Radboud University, Nijmegen.   Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Elizabeth Emery (Montclair State University, US)   The ‘Gothic’ has permeated visual and cultural ideas and practices of modernity. Yet the presence of a ‘Gothic Modernity’ o

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Review: Thin Air

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 31, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with ,

Thin Air. A Ghost Story By Michelle Paver Publisher: Orion Books (October 2016) ISBN (Hardback) 9781409163343 ISBN (Export Trade paperback) 9781409163350 ISBN (Ebook) 9781409163374   Review by Leonor Ruiz-Ayúcar   Who does not like a good ghost story? Michelle Paver´s new book lands in the bookstores just in time for Halloween, so let’s sit on our favourite sofa and travel to the Himalayas with Thin Air: A Ghost story. The story is set in 1935. The narrator, a young doctor called Stephen Pearce, is about to experience the most amazing and challenging

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_Frankenstein_ (1931) at the Bo’ness Hippodrome, Saturday October 15th

Posted by Matt Foley on October 19, 2016 in Blog tagged with , , , , ,

It was a great pleasure to introduce James Whale's Frankenstein at the Bo'ness Hippodrome on Saturday 15th October as part of their Universal Monsters series, which is running in the weeks up to Halloween, and which is curated by Falkirk Community Trust's Arts Development Officer Alison Strauss. The Hippodrome is a wonderful cinema. It was restored only seven years ago to all its 1910's glory. Full of character, it's an intimate venue in which to watch both golden oldies and current blockbusters -- a building and a meeting place that the people of Bo'ness can be very proud of. A parti

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James Whale season at the Bo’ness Hippodrome

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 13, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

In the run up to Halloween the Hippodrome will present three classic horror films directed by the legendary British director James Whale, each one introduced by a special guest from the Gothic studies staff at the University of Stirling.  The original and best ‘Frankenstein’ (1931), featuring a chilling Boris Karloff as the Monster kicks off the season on Saturday 15th October at 2.30pm.  Next up is ‘The Invisible Man’ (1933) Sunday 23rd October 2.30pm – the film that made Claude Rains a star despite only being visible at the end (spoiler alert!).  The season concludes with the fr

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CfP: International Vampire Film and Arts Festival Conference

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 12, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

The International Vampire Film and Arts Fest is now inviting papers. Amazingly, the conference and fest will be held in the citadel of Sighisoara, the birthplace of Vlad Tepes, the historical Dracula. Three American institutions - Kutztown, Seton Hill and Emerson College - will be curating three distinctly themed days on '(En)Gendering the Vampire', 'Children of the Night: The Vampire Across Popular Culture', and 'Vampire on Screen: Life, Death and Immortality'. Details here: http://ivfaf.com/academic-conference Submissions due by 1 February 2017.

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CfP: Gothic Trespass

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 06, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

Gothic Trespass: Borders, Bodies, Texts   Colloquium at The University of Texas at Austin Date: April 1- 2, 2017       Keynote Speaker: Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University     The Gothic literary mode has always been associated with transgression. Since its inception in the eighteenth century, characters in Gothic novels have trespassed myriad boundaries – sexual, social, political, filial, religious – in order to thrill, to chill, and to entertain, but also to either reinforce social, cultural, and political norms or to critique them. These theme

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CfP: Fantastic Fan Cultures and the Sacred

Posted by Timothy Jones on September 19, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

From Gothic Imagination correspondent, John W. Morehead:   Call for Submissions for an anthology volume: Fantastic Fan Cultures and the Sacred   A number of great abstracts have been submitted, but we need a few more chapters to have a complete volume. Please take a look at this second call for submissions.   They ways in which people pursue religion have changed in America and the West. Traditional, institutional religions are in decline, and even among those who claim “None” as their identity, an individualized spirituality of seeking is growing in popularity