CFP: Sensations, Reason, Imagination: Gothic Evolutions

Posted by Glennis Byron on November 16, 2010 in News tagged with ,

Sensations, Reason, Imagination: Gothic Evolutions

University of Exeter

28-30 October 2011

This conference pursues two linked aims: first, to explore the Gothic’s relationship with science – fact, fiction and fantasy – especially its fascination with the cognitive, psychological and biological underpinnings of sensation, reason and imagination; and second, to trace the evolution of the Gothic genre itself through history, architecture, literature, film, television and popular culture. We welcome the submission of 250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers that may address, but not be limited by, the following topics:

the Gothic and science
the Gothic through history
the Gothic and literary theory
male, female and queer Gothics
Gothic fashions
goth culture
Twenty-first century Gothic / The future of the Gothic

Please send abstracts by email to Andrew McInnes at

Deadline for submission: Monday 14 February 2011

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