Official Launch of The Irish Network for Gothic Studies (INGS)

Posted by Donna Mitchell on December 15, 2016 in Blog, Donna Mitchell, News tagged with

The Irish Network for Gothic Studies (INGS): Official Launch Event, Trinity College Dublin, January 21st 2017.

The Irish Network for Gothic Studies (INGS) is a new collective of Irish-based scholars working on all aspects of the gothic and the horror genres. Members can focus on topics from any time period, whether produced in Ireland or elsewhere, including literature, film, television, new media, the visual arts, the fine arts, archival research, music, and history.

The network will be formally launched in the Long Room Hub, Trinity College Dublin, on Saturday, January 21st 2017, with a one-day symposium which hopes to bring together interested parties from all over the island of Ireland and beyond. Our confirmed keynote speakers are Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster) and Dr Jarlath Killeen (TCD). We will also be holding a discussion panel, and a wine reception at which we will celebrate both the launch of the network, and the tenth anniversary of the online Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies.  Entry is free, and all are welcome. We do however ask that you contact us to register your intention to attend so that we know how many people to expect. This can be done by clicking on the event page on Facebook or by emailing us at:

We will also be posting more detailed event information on our website in the weeks to come.

The network welcomes academics and scholars at any stage of their career – long-established lecturers in formal academic posts, early-career researchers, postgraduate and postdoctoral students, and independent scholars. We are particularly committed to developing supportive links between more established Irish-based academics and researchers who are in the earlier stages of their careers, to encourage collegiality as well as the exchange of knowledge, ideas, and practical information pertaining to the subject area. Indeed, the primary purpose of the network is to facilitate communication regarding gothic and horror scholarship and events for Irish-based horror and gothic scholars, by disseminating information regarding conferences, seminars, publishing opportunities, ongoing research, and forthcoming publications. Beyond this, we aim to help forge and promote teaching and research associations between scholars and students from across the 32 counties, through future seminars, conferences, and workshops held under the INGS banner.

The network’s founding members are: Maria Beville, Dara Downey, Tracy Fahey, Niall Gillespie, Tina Morin, and Bernice Murphy.

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