Clive Barker: Dark Imaginer Conference
School of English, Trinity College, Dublin.
July 13th/14th 2011.
Described by author Stephen King as “the future of horror” in the 1980s, Clive Barker has emerged as a polymath across fiction, film, new media, and art during the last thirty years. Barker’s contribution to the arts lies in his continuous return to the realm of the imagination; his novels and films traverse worlds of pleasure and pain (The Hellbound Heart aka Hellraiser; The Books of Blood), lost and forgotten worlds (Weaveworld) and the dreamscape of time itself (The Thief of Always; The Books of Abarat) among his many other contributions to the dark fantastique.
This interdisciplinary conference seeks to address Clive Barker’s contribution to the Arts across all media, and invites proposals on any aspect of Barker’s multifaceted dark imaginings. This is the first international conference to address Clive Barker’s body of work across all platforms of scholarly inquiry.
Topics on Clive Barker’s work may include (but are not limited to):
•New Media /Games
•Comics / Graphic Novels
•Adaptations and adapted stories/texts
•Symbolism/ The Body
•Alternate Realities/ Worlds
•From Splatter Horror to Children’s Literature
•Barker as a Polymath
Abstracts (300 words) are due by midnight, Friday May 20th 2011.
Clive Barker will be in attendance.
There will be a discounted rate for students.
Email Conference Organiser Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn and Co-conspirator Russell Cherrington at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and submissions.
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