CFP: Gothic and Uncanny Explorations, Karlstad University

Posted by Matt Foley on July 01, 2013 in News tagged with ,

Gothic and Uncanny Explorations

An interdisciplinary international conference

Wednesday 10 September – Friday 12 September 2014

Karlstad University, Sweden

Call for Papers

The gothic, as a mode or genre, has become an increasingly widespread and noticeable cultural phenomenon during the last few decades. There is also a great interest in the closely related concept of the uncanny in a number of different contexts. In addition to playing a larger role in academia, the gothic and the uncanny have been integrated in our everyday vocabulary and thinking in recent years.

This conference will explore and analyze new developments of and cultural, academic, and historical trends related to the gothic and the uncanny; we want to scrutinize transformations and meanings in different contexts. We welcome paper or presentation proposals that deal with either the gothic or the uncanny, as well as those that examine the two together.

Plenary speakers include Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University, Anna Jackson, Victoria University, Tabish Khair, Aarhus University and Yvonne Leffler, University of Gothenburg:

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