Call for Papers

Posted by Dale Townshend on June 17, 2008 in News tagged with

The Film & Television and English programmes at St. Mary’s University College are proposing a one-day symposium on the theme of the Gothic in the 21st Century with an aim of encouraging interdisciplinary and cross- disciplinary work. We encourage abstracts on all aspects of the Gothic within more contemporary culture, however proposals on historic aspects of the Gothic which provide a comment on 21st century or neo-Gothic are welcome. It is the aim of the Symposium to provide a wide range of themed panels and to bring together researchers from different disciplines, creating a useful dialogue across the field of the Gothic. The symposium will allow researchers in the field to identify and explore current debates on the Gothic with a particular focus on contemporary culture. We encourage submissions from postgraduate students.


We are delighted to confirm Dr. Catherine Spooner as the Keynote Speaker.


Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited on (but not restricted to) the


Re-readings of the Gothic

Theorising the Gothic for the 21st century Recent adaptations of the Gothic The value of the Gothic in the 21st century/The Gothic and the postmodern Changing forms/functions of the Gothic Contemporary Gothic in film, television, music, poetry, and art Gothic architecture and 21st century spaces Gothic imagery and new media, e.g. gaming, internet Gothic (or Goth) audiences and fan cultures


The event is scheduled for Saturday 24th January 2009 and will be held at St. Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill campus, Twickenham, UK.

Deadline for abstracts: Friday 12th September 2008.

Conference organisers: Brigid Cherry, Peter Howell, Caroline Ruddell.

For further information please contact Caroline Ruddell on


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