‘Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare’ Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London Joseph Gandy, ‘Bank of England as a Ruin’, 1830, Oil on Canvas, Soane Museum, London Call for Papers (deadline: 1 February 2017)Proposals are invited for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in,... Continue Reading →
Sheffield Gothic is pleased to announce our new 2017 conference and showcase event: Reimagining the Gothic: Gothic Spaces. The event will take place 12-13th May 2017. Reimagining the Gothic is an ongoing project that seeks to explore how the Gothic can be re-read, re-analysed, and re-imagined. We encourage both public interest and new academic avenues... Continue Reading →
I've neglected the blog somewhat while I've been in post-submission/pre-Viva limbo. This is mostly because I was lucky enough to be able to switch to full time hours just as I submitted. While I'm still waiting on the Viva, I have kept my hand in academically witch conferences, seminars and academic discussions on social media and... Continue Reading →
A One-Day Symposium - Saturday 16th January 2016 - University Of Stirling, Scotland (Abstracts due: Friday October 16th 2015) Keynote Event During the symposium we will be delighted to invite speakers and attendees to view exhibits from the newly acquired Patrick McGrath archive at the University of Stirling’s library. Keynote Speakers Professor Lucie Armitt, University of Lincoln... Continue Reading →
June 10-12, 2015. Organizing committee: Gilles Menegaldo, Université de Poitiers, firstname.lastname@example.org ; Anne-Marie Paquet-Deyris, Université Paris Ouest,, email@example.com, Mélanie Boissonneau, Université Paris 3/IRCAV, firstname.lastname@example.org Venues: Wednesday 10 June : Université Paris Ouest Nanterre, Thursday 11 June : Université Paris 3- Sorbonne Nouvelle, Censier Center, Friday 12 June: Cité Internationale, Fondation Lucien Paye The recent re-edition... Continue Reading →
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics. Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject... Continue Reading →
Locating Fantastika: An Interdisciplinary Conference Wednesday, July 8th, 2015, Lancaster University Following the success of Visualising Fantastika in 2014, Lancaster University invites all academics with an interest in the field to participate in this interdisciplinary conference. “Fantastika”, coined by John Clute, is an umbrella term which incorporates the genres of fantasy, science fiction, and horror,... Continue Reading →
Way back in the mists of time, before I started my PhD, I attended a conference at the University of Hertfordshire called Open Graves, Open Minds. I gave a paper on the monstrous female in the Twilight series, ate lunch from a coffin, bought many books and made some friends for life. The Open Graves, Open Minds project has launched the CFP for it’s next conference,The Company of Wolves, and I can’t wait.
Conference, University of Hertfordshire, Sept 3rd-5th 2015: Call for Papers and Panels
OGOM: ‘The Company of Wolves’: Sociality, Animality, and Subjectivity in Literary and Cultural Narratives—Werewolves, Shapeshifters, and Feral Humans
Wolves have long been the archetypal enemy of human company, preying on the unguarded boundaries of civilisation, threatening the pastoral of ideal sociality and figuring as sexual predators. Yet, in their way, with their complex pack interactions, they have served as a model for society. Lately, this ancient enemy has been rehabilitated and reappraised, and rewilding projects have attempted to admit them more closely into our lives.
Our company with wolves has inspired fiction from Ovid, through Perrault and the Grimms’ narrators, to Bram Stoker and Kipling; and, more recently, to Angela Carter, Neil Jordan, Anne Rice, Marcus Sedgwick and Glen Duncan.
The Open Graves, Open Minds Project was initiated in 2010 with the Vampires and the Undead in Modern…
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This conference includes a keynote from one of my old lecturers from Dundee. Keith Williams is an expert on Modernism and H. G. Wells. Brave New Worlds: The Dystopia in Modern and Contemporary Fiction Keynotes: Professor Andrzej Gasiorek (Birmingham); Dr Keith Williams (Dundee) Newcastle University, 29th April 2015 “Now I no longer live in our... Continue Reading →