Reimagining the Gothic Showcase and Symposium 2016

Posted by Matt Foley on October 26, 2015 in Blog, News tagged with , , , ,

Reimagining the Gothic Showcase and Symposium 2016

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Sheffield Gothic is pleased to announce its new 2016 conference and showcase event: Reimagining the Gothic: Monsters and Monstrosities. 


Reimagining the Gothic is an ongoing project that seeks to explore how the Gothic can be re-read, re-analysed, and re-imagined.  We encourage both public interest and new academic avenues from students and scholars who wish to present on the Gothic using interdisciplinary and creative methods. With Reimagining the Gothic: Monsters and Monstrosities we hope to reconsider notions of monstrousness, to explore how the idea of the monster has morphed over the decades, and to question its place within the Gothic.


As part of a two day long event to be centred on theme of ‘Monsters and Monstrosities’, following the incredible response we got for the last event, Sheffield Gothic will be holding a one day symposium on Friday the 6th of May, 2016. The symposium is open to all postgraduates and early career researchers of any field and joint interdisciplinary papers are most welcome. We are inviting the submission of abstracts for papers, which should be no more than 200 words, to be sent to Sheffield Gothic at The deadline for submissions is 8th February 2016.

As Reimagining the Gothic is a project that seeks to encourage new and unique thoughts about the Gothic, we will consider any and all submissions related to symposiums focus.


Additionally, on Saturday the 7th of May we will be holding an interactive creative showcase for the general public. Details of this event will follow shortly, but any applicants who may wish to also display their topic creatively in a public display are welcome to include showcasing ideas with their abstracts.

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