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has written 116 articles on The Gothic Imagination.

I am a Lecturer in English Literature at University of Stirling. I hold particular research interests in modernism, ghost stories, and literary theory. As for my writing on here, I generally blog on haunting, popular culture, and literature from the first half of the 20th Century.

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Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize 2017: call for nominations

Posted by Matt Foley on February 10, 2017 in News tagged with ,

The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism 2017 Call for nominations by February 24th   In 2011, as a memorial to its founding President Dr Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010), the International Gothic Association established a prize to be awarded for a scholarly publication considered to have advanced the field of Gothic studies significantly. For the 2017 incarnation of the award we are delighted to announce that there will be a £100 prize for a standout monograph published on the Gothic over the last two years. For the current round of nominations, monographs published

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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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Conference Registration Reminder: Gothic Feminism, University of Kent

Posted by Matt Foley on April 29, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , , ,

Registration Reminder: Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema University of Kent   (Registration deadline: 18th May 2016)   Keynote Speaker: Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) Registration is still open for Gothic Feminism: a conference on cinema's Gothic heroines taking place at the University of Kent (please see conference programme below).   To register, please go to: http://store.kent.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=26&catid=158&prodvarid=207&searchresults=1   The confer

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CFP: GANZA’s third biennial conference, January, Auckland

Posted by Matt Foley on April 27, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , , , ,

Call for Papers Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23-24 January 2017. The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association. GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the

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‘The Haunted House in French Culture’, London 19 May

Posted by Matt Foley on April 22, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , ,

The Haunted House in French Culture 19 May 2016 Room 243, vcialis 40mg Senate House, buy cialis University of London Malet Street, London WC1 7HU   The haunted house is a significant Gothic motif in literature, film and television. It can be understood as the domestication of the Gothic, as the older concept of the aristocratic ancestral home becomes more diluted, more nuanced, by the rise of the bourgeois family. The haunted house comes to represent a variety of thematic concepts: it can be read as revealing the fault lines of gender, sexuality and class, as symbolic of hidden trau

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CfP Deadline Day: FANTASIES OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Posted by Matt Foley on March 21, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , ,

FANTASIES OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE Cardiff University, prescription 23 May 2016 Call for Papers Keynote speakers: Dr. Mark Bould (UWE Bristol) Dr. Catherine Butler (Cardiff University) From the record-breaking sales of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, vialis 40mg both in print and on film, cialis to the phenomenal success of various forms of hyperreal ‘reality television’, contemporary Western culture seems singularly obsessed by the spectacular and the fantastic. This desire to experience other(ed) realities is also evidenced by the continued popularity of neo-historical literat

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British Library Gothic course led by Dr Emma McEvoy

Posted by Matt Foley on March 10, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , ,

British Library Gothic course led by Dr Emma McEvoy (University of Westminster) Course dates: Tuesdays 5 April, 12 April, 19 April, 26 April and 3 May 2016 Times: 18.00–20.00 Due to its eternal appeal and strong representation within their unique literary collections, the British Library has chosen Gothic as a key subject for its new programme of courses for adult learners. 'From April 5th, Emma McEvoy, of the University of Westminster, will be teaching a five-week course on Gothic, with texts ranging from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.  Cen

CfP: Gothic Feminism, University of Kent, 26th-27th May Thumbnail

CfP: Gothic Feminism, University of Kent, 26th-27th May

Posted by Matt Foley on March 07, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , , ,

  Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema   University of Kent Thursday 26th – Friday 27th May 2016 Keynote Speaker: Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)   CALL FOR PAPERS   Since its literary beginnings, the Gothic has featured distinctive female characters who engage with, and are often central to, the uncanny narratives characteristic of the genre. The eponymous ‘Gothic heroine’ conjures up images of the imperilled young and inexperienced woman, cautiously exploring the old dark house or castle where she is physically confined by

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Temporal Discombobulations: CfP Reminder and Keynotes Announced

Posted by Matt Foley on February 24, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with

  Temporal Discombobulations: Time and the Experience of the Gothic University of Surrey, purchase 22-24 August 2016 Keynote speakers: Dr. Xavier Aldana Reyes, viagra buy Professor Justin D Edwards, and Dr. Tracy Fahey. Our experience of the Gothic is one founded in time. Whether it is of a past that will not or cannot die, multiple presents that can never resolved, or infinite futures that can never be realised it speaks of a temporal excess that refuses to be contained. Time is one of the fundamental concepts by which we relate to ourselves, others, and the spaces we inhabit. It