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CFP: Studies in Gothic Fiction, Special Issue on the Gothic and/in Latin America

Posted by Dale Townshend on September 17, 2013 in News tagged with

CFP: Studies in Gothic Fiction, diagnosis Special Issue on the Gothic and/in Latin America Guest editor: Enrique Ajuria Ibarra (Universidad de las Américas Puebla) contact email: enrique.ajuria gmail.com The contemporary global outreach of the Gothic has prompted a wide range of approximations of this mode far beyond its Western, salve anglicized origins. There is a recent keen interest in the Gothic around the world, not only by exploring transnational adaptations and appropriations of Gothic techniques into more local manifestations, but also by attempting to uncover particular national

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Gothic Intersections: History, Story, Memory

Posted by Tracy Fahey on September 15, 2013 in Ms Tracey Fahey tagged with

The next intersection I’m looking at in this series is where histories, stories and memories converge to create a particular kind of local Gothic that has a clear and direct link to the folklore it draws from.  This kind of Gothic, though it manifests in cities, is more frequently found in rural areas, where memories are long and stories bear telling and re-telling.  One of the most alluring things about the Gothic is its omnipresence in our contemporary culture, from global to local.   When I talk about contemporary culture I don’t just mean pious, sparkling vampires, or white-faced s

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Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association: Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques

Posted by Kelly Gardner on September 13, 2013 in Blog, News tagged with , ,

Eleventh Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association: Gothic Technologies/Gothic Techniques For four days in August the bustling town of Guildford was flooded by academics with a penchant for the Gothic. The University of Surrey was the location for the 11th biennial International Gothic Association Conference, ampoule and as a first-timer, here the experience exceeded all expectations. The conference was opened on Monday with a keynote address by Fred Botting (Kingston University), entitled ‘automaton’, this captivating presentation served as an ideal introduction

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Scientific Gothic Doubles

Posted by Lobke Minter on September 12, 2013 in Guest Blog, Lobke Minter tagged with

Gothic is concerned with social or individual transgression; this suggests both imagined and realistic threats to either the individual or society as a whole. With the addition of science, as in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, scientific progression became another way in which the Gothic anxiety about boundaries can be explored. Arguably science fiction has become another way in which to explore landscapes just as desolate and alienating as found in the Gothic.  Often science fiction elaborates on themes of transgression by not merely interrogating the placement of these boundaries,

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Gothic Intersections: Between the Creative and the Critical

Posted by Tracy Fahey on September 08, 2013 in Ms Tracey Fahey tagged with

In my last post on the theme of Gothic intersections I wrote about the dissolving boundaries between the notion of self and self as author; selves that sometimes present as opposing personalities, viagra sinister, often inextricably entangled.  In this post I’d like to return to the idea of double lives – but this time to focus on the idea of the intersections that can occur between creative and critical writing and the correlations, coincidences and insights that can arise in this overlap. For one of the oddest and most thorough reflections on this phenomenon, see Nicholas Royle’s The

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Contemporary Gothic Public Lectures

Posted by Matt Foley on September 03, 2013 in Blog, News tagged with , , , , , , ,

Contemporary Gothic (7th, order 14th & 21st October 2013) Convened by Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes The Gothic is, no rx quite simply, sale everywhere: from the record-breaking successes of the Twilight vampire films and the TV series The Walking Dead, to the critically acclaimed videogames Left for Dead and Dead Space. Its ubiquity is nothing new. Since its first wave of success in the late eighteenth century, the Gothic has proved to be a truly chameleonic artistic mode, consistently adapting itself to suit the tastes of contemporary audiences whilst simultaneously projecting their inn

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Gothic Art Exhibition: Fiona Michie’s SEEKERS

Posted by Dale Townshend on September 03, 2013 in News tagged with

Seekers is Fiona Michie's second solo exhibition at the Art's Complex. Known for her large gothic charcoal drawings, Fiona this year presents a new series of small narrative works, featuring female characters, in search of a hidden world. Fiona Michie - Seekers Solo exhibition - drawings Opening: 6th Sep - 7 to 9pm Show runs from 6th Sep to 21 Sep 2013 Gallery 2 Arts Complex St Margarets House 151 London Road, Edinburgh EH7 6AE Tel: 078452374792 Contact: www.artscomplex.org/ www.fionamichie.com Seekers is Fiona Michie's second solo exhibition at the Art's Complex. Known for he

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Gothic Science Fiction – a beginning

Posted by Lobke Minter on September 02, 2013 in Guest Blog, Lobke Minter tagged with

The connection between Gothic and Science Fiction is far from being a new discovery. There is however something to be said about returning to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to fully appreciate the complexity of this genesis, this beginning of a genre loosely termed as Gothic Science Fiction. As an established Gothic text Frankenstein is also considered by many as the beginning Science Fiction.

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Gothic Intersections: Writing on a Split Screen

Posted by Tracy Fahey on September 01, 2013 in Guest Blog, Ms Tracey Fahey tagged with

First of all, thank you to Dale Townsend for inviting me back to blog on The Gothic Imagination.  I’ve already blogged here back in 2008 about the Big House in Irish Gothic and how it manifests itself in architecture, literature, folklore and lived practice - http://www.gothic.stir.ac.uk/category/guestblog/ms-tracey-fahey/.   I’m back, but this time I’m different…This time I’m going to write about a whole set of different  intersections in the Gothic. Essentially, I’m here because I lead a double life.  The last Tracy Fahey posted as a bona fide researcher in the Gothic.  T

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HORROR: CALL FOR PAPERS

Posted by Dale Townshend on August 26, 2013 in News tagged with

35th Annual Conference of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center on February 19-22, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico The area chair for Horror of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association invites all interested scholars to submit papers on any aspect of horror in literature, film, television, digital and online as well as general culture. Given the strong showing of work on horror cinema in recent years, we hope to continue this tradition, but also to diversify into new and unconventional areas, especially with the a