[UPDATE] CFP - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference, 22-23 January 2013

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Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
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The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.
Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne).

The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association. GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, fashion, architecture and popular culture. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

The conference invites abstracts for 20-minute presentations and welcomes proposals on all aspects of Gothic Studies. The intent is to give fresh perspectives on Gothic scholarship, building interdisciplinary and transnational links. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

Gothic fiction and poetry
Gothic cinema
Gothic genres and sub-genres
Gothic food/domesticity
Gothic television/ Gothic shows
Gothic creatures
Anime and manga
Comics and graphic novels
Gothic histories
Gothic music
Gothic fashion
Gothic designs
Gothic architecture
Gothic spirituality
Gothic sub-cultures
Gothic and gender
Postcolonial Gothic
Gothic geographies
Gothic technologies
Gothic narratives
Gothic experiences

Proposals for panels are also welcome. Please e-mail abstracts of 200 words to the attention of the conference organisers at: conference@ganza.co.nz.

Abstracts should include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, and the title of your proposed paper. The deadline for submissions is 30 July 2012.

Selected papers from the conference will be published in an international publication.

For more information visit our web site: www.ganza.co.nz. Alternatively, please contact Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell (lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz), and/or Kathryn Hardy Bernal (kbernal@aut.ac.nz).