Sunday, 3 May 2015

Re-Imagining the Gothic: Celebrating Interdisciplinary Gothic studies!

The University of Sheffield Gothic event "Re-Imagining the Gothic" is almost upon us!  Just one week from now on May 9th the University of Sheffield will be hosting our Symposium and Showcasing event in the Jessop West Exhibition space.  

"Re-Imagining the Gothic" was conceived and designed by Sheffield Gothic in order to cultivate and promote interdisciplinary Gothic research.  We hope to inspire fresh interest in all facets of Gothic studies and open up new avenues for engagement.

Those interested in attending the Symposium should email their name, the name of the institution, and any dietary requirements to  The Showcasing event is open to the public and does not require registration.

Be sure to check out our schedule below!

Symposium Schedule

9.30 – 9.50
Registration and Refreshments

9.50 – 10.00
Symposium Welcome
Lauren Nixon

Opening lecture
Matt Foley (University of Stirling) – Reimagining the Voice: towards an acoustics of the Gothic

 10.30-11.40: First Panel
John Greenway – Reframing the Monster
Danny Southward‘Come in here + Stay’; House of Leaves and S as gothic experiments in metamodernism
Lucy Hall – The Gothic Anxieties of Black Narcissus


12.00-1.10: Second Panel
Richard Gough-Thomas – The Changing Face of the Gothic Roleplaying Game
Jennie Bailey – A Rochdale Gothic: re-imagining the Gothic in a post-industrial borough
Elizabeth Bobbit – ‘Curiosity and Terror’: Adapting Ann Radcliffe’s The Mysteries of Udolpho to the Television Screen


1.20-2.30: Third Panel

Katie Edwards – TBA
Sandra Mills – ‘Invite me in': Attracting terror in John Ajvide Lindqvist’s Let the Right One In
Matthew Crofts – Recasting Dracula: Tyranny and Cultural Afterlives

 Final Remarks by Sheffield Gothic

Showcasing Event

3.00 – 7.00
Event showcasing “Re-Imagining the Gothic”

5.30 – 6.30
Public Lecture by Lynn Sheppard
(Introduced by Carly Stevenson)

 Final Remarks by Kathleen Hudson

 “Re-Imagining the Gothic” Drinks Reception

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