Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Announcement: Gaming the Gothic Keynote

Sheffield Gothic are excited to announce Dr Ewan Kirkland (University of Brighton, @EwanKirkland) will be the Keynote Speaker for Gaming the Gothic! We’re honoured to be hosting Dr Kirkland, whose work spans a unique range of contemporary texts and has been at the forefront of recent research connecting Gothic Studies with film, television and digital media.

If you’d like to be a part of Gaming the Gothic, the deadline for submissions is Monday 5th of March. Abstracts should be of no more than 200 words, outlining the focus of the paper and the texts/topics that will be discussed. We hope to include as many speakers as possible, so presenter’s will be expected to keep their papers strictly to 20 minutes.

The conference is open to students and independent scholars of all levels, disciplines and institutions: we hope for Gaming the Gothic to be as diverse and varied as possible, and to be a space for discussion and shared learning to better the relationship between Gothic and Games Studies. As this is an academic conference, papers must seek to engage critically with their chosen texts, considering the way in which video games employ, work within or can be read through the Gothic.

Unfortunately, we are currently unable to accommodate papers via Skype: if you are unable to attend the conference, but would like to contribute in some way please contact the team.

For any questions or queries, please email

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