Globalisation and the Gothic

Posted by Dale Townshend on October 16, 2008 in News tagged with

CFP: Globalisation and the Gothic
University of Stirling, Scotland
28-29 July 2009

The AHRC Global Gothic Network, in association with the University of Stirling, Scotland, invites proposals for a multidisciplinary conference on the topic of ‘Globalisation and the Gothic’. Our main concerns are with the various ways gothic productions from around the world have engaged with the politics of globalisation, the production of gothic in a global marketplace, and the ways in which globalisation has led to the production of new forms of Gothic and to a plethora of appropriations and adaptations.

We are interested in proposals which consider globalisation and gothic representations in terms of film, literature, music, dance, performance, painting, photography, fashion, digitalisation, etc.  

Delivery time for presentation is 20 minutes. In addition to conventional panels, we are interested in setting up some panels where the papers are pre-circulated, introduced rather than read in their complete form, and followed by a respondent who would then lead a more general question and answer session. Suggestions for panels are welcomed.

Places at the conference are limited.

Some support will be available for postgraduates giving papers. Further details to be announced later.

Deadline for the receipt of 200 word abstracts is 10 January 2009.

Abstracts and queries to or mail to Glennis Byron, Department of English Studies, University of Stirling, Stirling, Scotland, FK9 4LA.

See also the AHRC Global Gothic network website:

Associates of the AHRC Global Gothic network include Katarzyna Ancuta, Colette Balmain, Francesca Billiani, Fred Botting, Steven Bruhm, Glennis Byron, Ian Conrich, Justin Edward, Ken Gelder, Terry Hale, Avril Horner, Sarah Neely, Andrew Hock Soon Ng, Charles Inouye, David Punter, Victor Sage, Tabish Khair, Abigail Lee Six, Marilyn Michaud, Barry Murnane, Amy Palko,  Brian Rock, Andrew Smith, Aspasia Stephanou, Dale Townshend and Sue Zlosnik.

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