Sensation, Reason, Imagination: Gothic Evolutions. Deadline for Abstracts Today

Posted by Glennis Byron on March 14, 2011 in News tagged with , , ,

CALL FOR PAPERS – extended deadline.

Sensation, Reason, Imagination: Gothic Evolutions

University of Exeter

28th – 30th 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.

The conference will launch two new books on the Gothic by Exeter academics: Nick Groom’s Gothic: A Very Short Introduction and Corinna Wagner’s Gothic Evolutions: Poetry, Prose and Theory, 1742-1910.

Including on Saturday 29th October:

A Hallowe’en Buffet Banquet and Ball!

EXTENDED DEADLINE: MONDAY 14th MARCH 2011

PLEASE SEND ABSTRACTS TO: Andrew McInnes am361@exeter.ac.uk

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