I am pleased to announce that I, along with a team of PhD candidates in the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University, am organising a conference this summer entitled ‘Absent Presences: shifting the core and peripheries of the Gothic mode’. The purpose of this conference is to shed light on the neglected aspects of Gothic studies, from representation of marginalised groups both in text and in authorship, to under-explored media types such as new media and online video. We aim to expand the ‘Gothic canon’ beyond the traditional texts and perspectives, and aim to establish a new, wider definition of what can be considered Gothic.
The conference takes place on 27th-28th June 2019, and the deadline for abstracts is 15th April 2019. The details of the CFP can be read here.
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