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 Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

The conference invites abstracts for 20-minute presentations related to the theme of ‘Gothic Afterlives’. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

• Revisions/revisitations/reimaginings of classic Gothic texts
• Haunting and spectrality
• Monsters and the monstrous
• The history of the Gothic
• Gothic histories
• Historical returns of the Gothic
• The undead
• The Uncanny
• Gothic forms in popular culture
• Horror in its various contexts (evolutions and re-imaginings)
• Incarnations and reincarnations
• Memory and trauma
• Folklore and fairytales
• Gothic intertextualities
• Travel Gothic and Gothic tourism
• Genre and the Gothic
• Gothic adaptations (from novel to film, from film to television etc.)
• Death in its Gothic contexts
• Cycles and exchanges, trans/mutations and trans/routes
• Gothic regionalities and geographies
• Global Gothic
• Postcolonial Gothic
• The Gothic in the past, present, and future


Please e-mail abstracts of 200 words to the attention of the conference organisers

Abstracts should include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, the title of your proposed paper, and a short bio (100 words max). The deadline for submissions is 1 August 2016.

For more information visit our web site: Alternatively, please contact Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell ( and/or Dr Erin Mercer (

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