Reminder: Re-Imagining the Gothic abstract deadline

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

Sheffield GReimagining the Gothic 2016: Monsters and Monstrosities

A reminder to our readers that the abstract deadlines for the one-day academic symposium and showcase Reimagining the Gothic: Monsters and Monstrosities are coming upon us. The organisers at Sheffield are particularly keen to hear from those who wish to contribute to the creative strand of the programme as well as to the academic symposium. While the deadline for proposals for academic papers is 8th February 2016, the creative CfP, reproduced below, asks for submissions by March 7th. 

Creative CfP

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 day-long creative showcase of art and interactive activities on Saturday the 7th of May, 2016. We are inviting all range of creative submissions to display during the event. 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 the focus.

Reimagining the Gothic is an ongoing project that seeks to explore how the Gothic can be re-read, re-analysed, and re-imagined.  The showcase aims to encourage both public interests in Gothic by using creative and interactive methods, as well as new academic avenues. Projects for Reimagining the Gothic: Monsters and Monstrosities should reconsider notions of monstrousness, to explore how the idea of the monster has morphed over the decades, to question its place within the Gothic and the way in which society considers ‘monstrousness’.

The nature of the event means that the criteria for submissions are extremely open. However suggestions for projects include:

  • Photographic series
  • Storytelling and creative writing
  • Interactive children’s activities
  • Music and composition
  • Costume and cosplay
  • Artistic reimagining’s of classic monsters
  • Dramatic pieces and displays
  • Film and video

Abstracts for submissions should be emailed to The deadline for submissions is 7th March 2016. If you would like to be involved, but have no specific project in mind then please do email us as we will be coordinating projects run by members of Sheffield Gothic. In addition to the showcase, our academic symposium will be taking place on Friday the 6th of May and delegates are encouraged to submit to both events if they wish.

For a round up of last year’s events can be found, and to find out more about Sheffield Gothic please visit:

Twitter: @sheffieldgothic @thereimagining

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