Gothic Networking Day

Posted by Xavier Aldana Reyes on June 10, 2014 in News tagged with , , ,

219643032-300x200The Gothic Networking Day gives postgraduate students and those working in the gothic a unique opportunity to learn about Gothic Studies in the United Kingdom – from some of its major figures. The day will include talks from the Co-President of the International Gothic Association, the Editor of the prestigious journal Gothic Studies, the Editors of the Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies,  and the Editor of the University of Wales Gothic Studies Series. Representatives from Twisted Tales and Grimmfest Film Festival will illustrate possibilities for public engagement work and education professionals will talk on Gothic Studies in schools and sixth forms. The day will give you the chance to meet some of the most significant figures in Gothic Studies in the UK and gain a broader sense of the discipline whilst learning about publication opportunities and ways of enhancing your own profile through social media.

This event is supported by the Higher Education Academy.

Date: 12 July 2014

Venue: Lecture Theatre G.36 (LT 3), New Business School, All Saints Campus, MMU

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09.00:  Registration and refreshments

10.00:  Introduction to the day (Dr Linnie Blake and Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes, Organisers)

Panel 1. Gothic Communities and Networks

10.15: The International Gothic Association (Dr Catherine Spooner, President)

10.45: The Gothic Imagination (Dr Matt Foley, Website Curator)

11.15: The Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies (Dr Linnie Blake and Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes)

11.45: Research Profiles and Social Media (Helen Malarky, HLSS Project Manager – Research and Impact)

12.15: Lunch (own arrangements)

Panel 2. Gothic Publishing

13.00: Gothic Literary Series at the University of Wales Press (Sarah Lewis, Commissioning Editor)

13.30: Gothic Studies journal (Prof William Hughes, Journal Editor) – TBC

14.00: The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies (Dr Dara Downey and Dr Jenny McDonell, Journal Editors)

14.30: Refreshments

Panel 3. Public Engagement

15.00: Grimmfest Horror Festival (Ben Ross, Festival Co-ordinator & Online Content Manager)

15.30: Twisted Tales Events (David McWilliam, Co-Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Events Coordinator)

16.00: Networking with schools and colleges (Kerry Gorrill, Canon Slade School)

16.30: Closing Remarks

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