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Fantasy, Fairy Tales and the (Non) Human – Seminar Thumbnail

Fantasy, Fairy Tales and the (Non) Human – Seminar

Posted by Timothy Jones on May 19, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

There's a really interesting looking seminar being organised by the University of Edinburgh's School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, which could be of interest  - Fantasy, Fairy Tales and the (Non) Human 28th June 2017 2.00-5.00 50 George Square 2.03 Keynote: John Plotz (Brandeis University) ‘World Without Us: The Problem of the Nonhuman in fin-de-siècle Fantasy’ With: Sarah Dunnigan (University of Edinburgh) 'Transfigurations: Hogg and the Spiritualised Fairy Tale' Rebecca Langworthy (University of Aberdeen) ‘The Tales at the Heart of the Tale: Scottish S

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Review: Contemporary Spanish Gothic

Posted by Timothy Jones on May 16, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with

Contemporary Spanish Gothic: A Review Davies, Ann. Contemporary Spanish Gothic. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016. Reviewed by Rocío Rødtjer   In the article ‘Madrid Has Died’, the author laments that: Madrid has died, like Vienna, Saint Petersburg, Lisbon and Constantinople. There are no longer populations, but one population built or modified according to the layout of Paris and distributed throughout the globe in copies of different sizes Were it not for the disappearance of Constantinople, such an archetypical elegy on the homogenising effects of urba

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Reminder: Gothic Modernisms

Posted by Timothy Jones on May 09, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with ,

A reminder of the forthcoming Gothic Modernisms Conference in June - looks wonderful.   GOTHIC MODERNISMS International Conference: Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, 29-30 June 2017   REGISTRATION NOW OPEN   GOTHIC MODERNISMS: 29 & 30 June, 2017, The Rijksmuseum: A two-day international conference exploring legacies, histories and contested identities of European Gothic/early-modern visual cultures in (global) modernity, in particular in contexts of new fin-de-siècle cultural modernities, modernism, avant-gardes, nationalisms and cosmopolitanisms. More informatio

CFP: The Uncanny in Language, Literature and Culture Thumbnail

CFP: The Uncanny in Language, Literature and Culture

Posted by Fanny Lacôte on March 29, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with , , ,

International Conference 19 August 2017 – London, UK organised by Interdisciplinary Research Foundation and London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research http://uncanny.irf-network.org/ The twentieth-century literature and culture tended to explore and to celebrate subjectivity. But this tendency did not mean the turn to the self, but beyond the self, or as Charles Taylor puts it, “to a fragmentation of experience which calls our ordinary notions of identity into question”.  In his attempts to define the uncanny Freud asserted that it is undoubtedly related to what is frightening

CfP: Tropical Liminal: Urban Vampires in eTropic Thumbnail

CfP: Tropical Liminal: Urban Vampires in eTropic

Posted by Timothy Jones on January 12, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

CALL FOR PAPERS: Tropical Liminal: Urban Vampires (and other blood sucking monstrosities)     Special Issue Volume 16, Issue 1, 2017   Submission deadline: 28 February 2017     TROPICAL LIMINAL: URBAN VAMPIRES (and other blood sucking monstrosities)   The vampire and other monstrous beings constitute some of the most famous myths and stories that continue to haunt contemporary society. This special issue examines the presence of these beings within cities of the tropics and sub-tropics – from New Orleans in the deep south of Ameri

Review: Danel Olson’s Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth: Studies in the Horror Film Thumbnail

Review: Danel Olson’s Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth: Studies in the Horror Film

Posted by Timothy Jones on January 11, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with , , ,

Guillermo del Toro’s The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth: Studies in the Horror Film, edited by Danel Olson. Publisher: Centipede Press (2016). ISBN 978 1 61347 101 2 (paperback).   Review by Ann Davies   Danel Olson’s new edited volume offers a compendium on the two Spanish-language horror/fantasy classics by Guillermo del Toro, The Devil’s Backbone and Pan’s Labyrinth. Beautifully produced, with a wealth of illustrations, it also contains not only academic essays on the two films but interviews with a good range of cast and crew involved in the two prod

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CfP: FORUM on the Taboo

Posted by Timothy Jones on December 16, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

FORUM Call for Papers, order Issue 24: Taboo   Taboo permeates all aspects of everyday life, acting as the boundary against which society polices human experience and experimentation. Frequently characterised as social or religious customs that proscribe particular ideas, practices, words or persons, taboos not only help define a set of shared rules for society, but also clarify the limitations of the accepted.   Kelly Hurley highlights the positive facets of taboo, suggesting that it is only through the enforcement of certain boundaries that humans might “continue to experien

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CfP Reminder: International Gothic Association Conference 2017

Posted by Timothy Jones on December 02, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

A reminder that the submissions are due for the coming IGA Conference on Friday 16 December. Here's the link: https://igamexico2017.wordpress.com/call-for-papers/

CfP: New Zealand Gothic Thumbnail

CfP: New Zealand Gothic

Posted by Timothy Jones on November 08, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

Call for Papers   Special Gothic Edition of the Journal of New Zealand Literature   Guest Editor: Dr Erin Mercer The Journal of New Zealand Literature (JNZL) is the only international, healing fully peer-reviewed journal devoted to New Zealand literary studies. In 2017, doctor JNZL will publish a special edition devoted to Gothic and it welcomes the submission of papers (4000-5000 words) on any aspect of the Gothic as it relates to New Zealand literature. Topics can include, but are not limited to: Haunting and spectrality Domestic Gothic Rural Gothic Monsters and the monstrous Th

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CfP: Arthur Rackham in Sussex

Posted by Timothy Jones on November 04, 2016 in Uncategorized tagged with

This CfP might be of interest - Rackham provided some marvellous illustrations for Poe, decease amongst so many others.   Call for Papers: Arthur Rackham in Sussex on his 150th birthday Deadline 31 March 2017 Symposium Saturday 16/9/2017 at the Sussex Centre for Folklore, drugs Fairy Tale and Fantasy, link University of Chichester.   ‘I can only say that I firmly believe in the greatest, stimulating and educative power of imaginative, fantastic, and playful pictures and writings for children in their most impressionable years.’ (Rackham, 1934)   19 September