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Review: IGA 2017

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 02, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with , , ,

A Review of the 13th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association: Gothic Traditions and Departures Co-authored by Harriet Fletcher and Sophie Raine   In July of this year, we had the privilege of attending the 13th Biennial IGA conference held at the Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP) in Cholula, Mexico. The conference exceeded all of our expectations in terms of academic engagement, innovative research, and support from the IGA community as a whole.   Opening Ceremony and Wine Reception The first day began with the opening addresses from t

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Review: The Gothic in Text Matters

Posted by Timothy Jones on October 02, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with ,

Text Matters, A Journal of Literature Theory and Culture, Gothic Matters, (Łódź: Łódź University Press, No. 6, 2016) Review by Stuart Lindsay In which ways today does the Gothic matter? Gothic matters is the central issue of the collection of essays in this, most recent, issue of Text Matters, edited by Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet. Its authors are concerned with both definitions of Gothic matters: firstly, its diverse content, and its proliferation across and cross-pollination with other literary genres, styles, cultures, and contemporary social contexts; secondly, as Monnet writes i

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Ray Bradbury Centre fundraiser

Posted by Timothy Jones on August 25, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with

The Ray Bradbury Centre has put out a call for funding to help with preservation work in their archive: https://iufoundation.fundly.com/preservingtheworldofraybradbury Bradbury, as well as being one of the last's century's most read science fiction authors, also made huge contributions to weird and Gothic fiction.

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International Gothic Association Prizes and News

Posted by Timothy Jones on August 25, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with

The recent IGA conference in Cholula, Mexico was, by all accounts a wonderful event, and the association is now gearing up for two conferences in the next two years - Manchester Metropolitan in 2018, and, for the first time in the United States in 2019, at Lewis University. At the conference, the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism was announced - the co-winners were Marie Mulvey-Roberts for Dangerous Bodies: Historicising the Gothic Corporeal (Manchester UP), and Timothy Jones for for The Gothic and the Carnivalesque in American Culture (U of Wales P). The IGA also an

CfP: Horror Studies – Online Horror and Narrative Networks Thumbnail

CfP: Horror Studies – Online Horror and Narrative Networks

Posted by Timothy Jones on June 29, 2017 in Uncategorized tagged with

There's a special issue of Horror Studies with a cfp out at the moment -   Horror Studies - Special Issue - Spineless: Online Horror and Narrative Networks Deadline for submissions: August 15, 2017 Contact email: tstuart9@uwo.ca With the current spate of contemporary high-budget properties that have sought to engage and adapt online horror content, increasing attention has been turned to communities of amateur critics, writers, illustrators, and fans that work to create horror in digital space. Their influe

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

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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

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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