Scottish Gothic Symposium at Stirling

Posted by Dale Townshend on October 19, 2009 in News tagged with
Scottish Gothic, 1764—Present
Saturday 24th October, 2009
University of Stirling
All events to be held in Pathfoot Building
8:30 am – 9:30 am: Coffee and Registration
Pathfoot, B2
9:30 am – 10:30 am: Plenary Lecture 1:
Chair: Dale Townshend
 Angela Wright, University of Sheffield: “Inheriting Loss.”
Pathfoot, A96
10:30 am – 12: 00 noon: Parallel Panels 1 and 2
Panel 1: Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Scottish Gothic
Chair: Kirsty MacDonald
Pathfoot, C1/C2
Deirdre Shepherd, University of Edinburgh: “Joanna Baillie and Gothic Drama.”
Siobhan Fitzgerald, University of Edinburgh:  “The Auditory Double in James Hogg’s The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner.”
Alison Milbank, University of Nottingham: “Revisiting the Calvinist Double: Hogg, Stevenson and James Robertson.”
Panel 2: Nineteenth-Century Scottish Gothic
Chair: Martyn Colebrook
Pathfoot, L18 /L19
Curt Herr, Kutztown University:  “James Malcolm Rymer and Stolen Thunder: The Vampire’s Forgotten Father.”
Jodie Stevenson, Independent Scholar: “The Alchemical World of Varney the Vampire.”
Ginger Stelle, University of St. Andrews: George Macdonald, Donal Grant, and the Scottish Gothic.”
12:00 – 1:30: Lunch
Pathfoot, B2
1:30 – 2:30: Combined Panel:
Chair: Dale Townshend
Pathfoot, A96
Norbert Besch, Udolpho Press: “‘I was born alas! too high for my future fate’ : An Introduction to the Life and Works of Isabella Kelly, 1759-1857.“
David Punter, University of Bristol: “Pity and Terror: Some Contemporary Scottish Tales.”
2:30 – 4:00 Parallel Panels 3 and 4:
Panel 3: Retelling the Nineteenth Century
Chair: Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi
Pathfoot, C1/C2          
Alan Gregory, University of Lancaster: “Daughters of Frankenstein: Reconstructing the Monster as Female in Contemporary Scottish Gothic.”
Monica Germana, University of Westminster: “Visualising Hyde: Pleasure, Excess and Cloning”
Neal Kirk, University of Edinburgh: “Welsh’s Doubles: Addicts and Avatars.”
Panel 4: Contemporary Scottish Gothic
Chair: Glennis Byron
Pathfoot, L18/L19
Kirsty Macdonald, University of the Highlands and Islands: “The Journey North in Contemporary Scottish Gothic.”
Martyn Colebrook, University of Hull:  “‘Things that May Go Bump in the Night’: Ron Butlin’s Night Visits.”
4:00-4:30: Coffee
Pathfoot, B2
4:30-5:30: Plenary II: Peter Garside, University of Edinburgh:  “Uncovering Scottish (Gothic) Fiction 1771-1836′.
Pathfoot, A96
5:30: Cheese & Wine Reception
Pathfoot, B2

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