Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror

Posted by admin on October 28, 2008 in News tagged with

We now have a draft schedule for the Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror postgraduate conference. If you are  interested in attending, please contact  glennis.byron@stir.ac.uk or dale.townshend@stir.ac.uk.

There is no registration fee, but places are limited, and the last date for registration is November 17th.

Globalgothic: Technology, Media, Horror
Postgraduate symposium. 
University of Stirling, 5-6 December 2008
Draft schedule

Friday December 5

11.00    Registration and coffee (venue to be confirmed)

12.00    Plenary 1     Pathfoot C1/C2
Chair: Glennis Byron, University of Stirling
Isabella van Elferen, Utrecht University, Netherlands.
‘Cybergothic Music and the Phantom Voices of the Technological Uncanny’

1.00    Lunch.    Pathfoot A7

2.00    Session 1    Pathfoot C1/C2
Chair:
• Gabriella Jönsson, University of Glasgow, ‘Acting Out the Theatre of Gender as Grotesquerie: Iain Banks’s The Wasp Factory and John Ajvide Lindquist’s Let the Right One In
• Miranda Kearley, University of Central Florida, Lost in Limbo: The Tightrope between Fantasy and Phobia’
• Cornelia Lippert, University of Bristol, ‘From Rob Roy to Leatherface: The Migration of Gothic and the Scots-Irish Link’

3.15    Coffee            Pathfoot A7

3.45    Session 2         Pathfoot C1/C2
Chair:
• Keith H. Brown, University of Edinburgh, ‘The Italian Horror Cinema, 1956-66, as Transcultural Gothic’
• Daniel Serravalle de Sá, University of Manchester, ‘Zé de Caixâo: A Gothic Villain in the Tropics’
• Carolina Abello, University of Stirling, ‘Title to be confirmed’

5.00    Wine and cheese     Pathfoot A7

7.30    Dinner at the Mediterranea Restaurant

Saturday December 6

9.30    Session 3:     Pathfoot C1/C2
Chair:
• Aspasia Stephanou, University of Stirling, ‘Baptism of Blood: Docile Bodies Performing Against the Law’
• James Bell, University of Stirling, ‘“Gott ist tot”: Tanz der Vampire and the Postmodern Undead’
• Peter Connelly, University of Stirling, ‘Issei Sagawa. “The Paris Human Flesh Incident“’.

10.45    Coffee

11.15    Session 4    Pathfoot C1/C2
Chair:
• Emily Alder, Napier University, ‘“Fragments detached from the earth”: global isolation, phantom ships, and liminal existence in Gothic sea fiction’
• Claire McKechnie, University of Edinburgh, ‘“Has a Frog a Soul?”: Shaping Evolution in the Gothic Fiction of Edward Bulwer-Lytton’

12.15 Plenary 2    Pathfoot C1/C2
Chair: Glennis Byron, University of Stirling
Katarzyna Ancuta. Assumption University, Thailand
‘Ghosts, Rituals and Magic – Spiritual Realism of Thai Horror Film in the Information Age’

1.15    Lunch        A7

2.15    Session 5    Pathfoot C1/C2
Chair:
• Tracy Fahey, Institute of Technology, Carlow, ‘Urban Dystopias: The Contemporary Superhero in Graphic Novels’
• Mark P. Williams, University of East Anglia, ‘The Weird of Globalization: Esemplastic Power in the Short Fiction of China Miéville’
• Martyn Colebrook, University of Hull, ‘“Norton in NoTown”: London, Paranoia and the Gothic in Iain Sinclair’s Slow Chocolate Autopsy’

3.30    Coffee        A7

4.00    Plenary 3    Pathfoot C1/C2
Chair: Dale Townshend, University of Stirling
Fred Botting, Lancaster University, England
Uncannimedia: Spectrality, Subjectivity

5.00    Wine and Cheese    A7

 

 

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