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CfP: Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture Thumbnail

CfP: Madness, Mental Illness and Mind Doctors in 20th and 21st Century Pop Culture

Posted by Benjamin E. Noad on December 13, 2017 in Blog, News, Uncategorized tagged with

Date: 3rd – 4th May 2018 Location: University of Edinburgh Website: www.madnessinpopculture.com Deadline: 2nd February 2018     “Sometimes it’s only madness that makes us what we are.” Grant Morrison, Batman: Arkham Asylum (1989)   In Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault writes that “madness fascinates man”. Indeed, examples of this dark allure are present throughout the ages. From tales of those who paid a penny on Sundays to view the insane held at London’s Bethlem Hospital in the early nineteenth century, to ever popular portrayals of mental illness an

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CFP: Rereading Stephen King: Navigating the Intertextual Labyrinth

Posted by Matt Foley on March 07, 2017 in Blog, News tagged with , , , , ,

Rereading Stephen King: Navigating the Intertextual Labyrinth Kingston University Saturday 11th November 2017 Keynote Speaker: Simon Brown (Kingston University) In Stephen King’s Gothic (2011) John Sears asserts that rereading King represents ‘an exercise in the extension of repetition, in the act of rereading an oeuvre already deeply structured … by its own engagement in the Gothic habit of rereading … To reread King would be to enter … and perhaps to become lost within, a labyrinth of intra- and intertextual relations, an immense and complex textual space’ (2). Sears’s

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Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize 2017: call for nominations

Posted by Matt Foley on February 10, 2017 in News tagged with ,

The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism 2017 Call for nominations by February 24th   In 2011, as a memorial to its founding President Dr Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010), the International Gothic Association established a prize to be awarded for a scholarly publication considered to have advanced the field of Gothic studies significantly. For the 2017 incarnation of the award we are delighted to announce that there will be a £100 prize for a standout monograph published on the Gothic over the last two years. For the current round of nominations, monographs published

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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

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CFP: Global Frankenstein

Posted by Dale Townshend on May 29, 2016 in News tagged with ,

2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. This edited volume is timed to celebrate its momentous impact throughout the world. The global reach of her “hideous progeny” has penetrated many disciplines including film, science, technology, the visual arts, and dance. The novel has been used to show how science has been culturally framed, even serving as a warning against GM crops with the label “Frankenfood.” Mary Shelley’s creation has been a watershed in the domains of science fiction and Gothic literature, by innovating new departures in genre and bri

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Conference Registration Reminder: Gothic Feminism, University of Kent

Posted by Matt Foley on April 29, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , , ,

Registration Reminder: Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema University of Kent   (Registration deadline: 18th May 2016)   Keynote Speaker: Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) Registration is still open for Gothic Feminism: a conference on cinema's Gothic heroines taking place at the University of Kent (please see conference programme below).   To register, please go to: http://store.kent.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.asp?compid=1&modid=1&deptid=26&catid=158&prodvarid=207&searchresults=1   The confer

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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

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‘The Haunted House in French Culture’, London 19 May

Posted by Matt Foley on April 22, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , ,

The Haunted House in French Culture 19 May 2016 Room 243, Senate House, University of London Malet Street, London WC1 7HU   The haunted house is a significant Gothic motif in literature, film and television. It can be understood as the domestication of the Gothic, as the older concept of the aristocratic ancestral home becomes more diluted, more nuanced, by the rise of the bourgeois family. The haunted house comes to represent a variety of thematic concepts: it can be read as revealing the fault lines of gender, sexuality and class, as symbolic of hidden trauma, or it can be inter

CfP Deadline Day: FANTASIES OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE Thumbnail

CfP Deadline Day: FANTASIES OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE

Posted by Matt Foley on March 21, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , ,

FANTASIES OF CONTEMPORARY CULTURE Cardiff University, 23 May 2016 Call for Papers Keynote speakers: Dr. Mark Bould (UWE Bristol) Dr. Catherine Butler (Cardiff University) From the record-breaking sales of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, both in print and on film, to the phenomenal success of various forms of hyperreal ‘reality television’, contemporary Western culture seems singularly obsessed by the spectacular and the fantastic. This desire to experience other(ed) realities is also evidenced by the continued popularity of neo-historical literature and period drama, the dom

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British Library Gothic course led by Dr Emma McEvoy

Posted by Matt Foley on March 10, 2016 in Blog, News tagged with , , ,

British Library Gothic course led by Dr Emma McEvoy (University of Westminster) Course dates: Tuesdays 5 April, 12 April, 19 April, 26 April and 3 May 2016 Times: 18.00–20.00 Due to its eternal appeal and strong representation within their unique literary collections, the British Library has chosen Gothic as a key subject for its new programme of courses for adult learners. 'From April 5th, Emma McEvoy, of the University of Westminster, will be teaching a five-week course on Gothic, with texts ranging from Horace Walpole's The Castle of Otranto to Daphne du Maurier's Rebecca.  Cen