McGrath Symposium

‘Asylums, Pathologies and the Themes of Madness’: Pictures Thumbnail

‘Asylums, Pathologies and the Themes of Madness’: Pictures

Posted by Matt Foley on February 13, 2016 in Blog, McGrath Symposium, News tagged with , , , ,

We're delighted to reproduce, here, some images from the recent symposium at University of Stirling, 'Asylums, Pathologies and the Themes of Madness: Patrick McGrath and his Gothic Contemporaries'. Many thanks to all of the delegates who attended and, in this instance in particular, to Tanja Jurkovic for her professional photography. Some of the papers from the day were recorded and these will be re-produced in a later post! The conference was generously supported by both The International Gothic Association and The Wellcome Trust.         &

McGrath Symposium: Registration & Schedule Thumbnail

McGrath Symposium: Registration & Schedule

Posted by Matt Foley on December 03, 2015 in Blog, McGrath Symposium tagged with , , , , , ,

‘Asylums, Pathologies and the Themes of Madness: Patrick McGrath and His Gothic Contemporaries’ With Support from the International Gothic Association and The Wellcome Trust Saturday January 16th University of Stirling Library, Andrew Miller Building, University of Stirling Symposium Schedule Register Now: http://shop.stir.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=2&deptid=8&catid=20&prodid=34   08.45 – 09.30: Registration and Coffee (Atrium)   09.30 – 10.30: Opening Plenary (Library, Level 3, Enterprise Zone, Room 1/2) Professor Sue Zlosnik

Patrick McGrath Exhibition: the work begins Thumbnail

Patrick McGrath Exhibition: the work begins

Posted by Matt Foley on October 08, 2015 in Blog, McGrath Symposium, News tagged with , , , ,

Patrick McGrath Exhibition: the work begins   'Asylums, Pathologies and the Themes of Madness: Patrick McGrath and his Gothic Contemporaries', a symposium to mark the emergence of a new Patrick McGrath archive at Stirling, is to be held at the University's library on Saturday January 16th 2016. Potential speakers are encouraged to submit abstracts by next Friday 16th October. As a way of whetting the appetite for the day itself, we are delighted to share here some images of a small selection of materials from the archive (with special thanks to the photographer, Tanja Jurkov

CfP: Patrick McGrath Symposium, Stirling, January 2016 Thumbnail

CfP: Patrick McGrath Symposium, Stirling, January 2016

Posted by Matt Foley on August 14, 2015 in Blog, McGrath Symposium tagged with , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Call for Papers: Asylums, Pathologies and the Themes of Madness: Patrick McGrath and his Gothic Contemporaries University of Stirling, Scotland A one-day symposium       Saturday 16th January 2016      (Abstracts due: Friday October 16th 2015)      Keynote Event During the symposium we will be delighted to invite speakers and attendees to view exhibits from the newly acquired Patrick McGrath archive at the University of Stirling’s library. Keynote Speakers Professor Lucie Armitt, University of Lincoln – author of Twentieth-Century Gothic (University of Wales Press,

Patrick McGrath Interviewed by Neil McRobert Thumbnail

Patrick McGrath Interviewed by Neil McRobert

Posted by Neil McRobert on July 13, 2011 in Blog, Interviews, McGrath Symposium tagged with ,

Patrick McGrath was born in London in 1950 but has lived primarily in New York since 1981. As the son of the medical superintendent of Broadmoor Hospital for the criminal insane, it is perhaps unsurprising that McGrath has grown to be one of the most perceptive detailers of human psychology in contemporary fiction.

Sue Zlosnik, Patrick McGrath Thumbnail

Sue Zlosnik, Patrick McGrath

Posted by Neil McRobert on July 13, 2011 in Blog, McGrath Symposium, Reviews tagged with , ,

Considering his status in the contemporary Gothic, Patrick McGrath’s fiction has garnered remarkably little scholarly criticism. His was the final entry in Chris Baldick’s 1992 collection of Gothic tales, suggesting that McGrath may well be the future of the genre. In the intervening years...