William Peace University 2019 Interdisciplinary Conference: Exploring the Macabre, Malevolent, and Mysterious

deadline for submissions: 
August 25, 2019
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William Peace University
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WPU INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE: EXPLORING THE MACABRE, MALEVOLENT, and MYSTERIOUS

OCTOBER 17-18

WILLIAM PEACE UNIVERSITY, RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA, USA

The WPU Interdisciplinary Conference seeks to advance collaborative and interconnective understanding on a variety of topics. With a sense of a renewed interest, or perhaps a more mainstreamed acceptance of, the horror genre in American culture, we thought it exciting for this annual conference to focus on an exploration of the macabre, malevolent, and mysterious. It is our hope that you will join us in bringing together knowledge from diverse disciplines to further the scholarship being done on the myriad of concepts falling within this theme.

Exciting examples include early 20th century demonic sound in music, First Amendment rights for the Satanic Temple, music theory utilized in Wiccan spellcraft, designing spooky environments for virtual worlds, mapping haunted tours of Raleigh, and the historical significance of Dracula.

We welcome proposals for paper presentations, demonstrations, and interactive workshops, which meaningfully explore the macabre, malevolent, and mysterious. Educators, graduate students, scholars, and professionals in all disciplines are encouraged to submit. 

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Our keynote speaker this year will be Dr. Brendan Jamal Thornton, a religion professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill whose numerous publications and popular collegiate courses center on concepts of evil, supernaturalism, and spirit possession. 

TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL: Visit our conference website and click on "proposal submission" button.

CONFERENCE WEBSITE: https://www.peace.edu/peaceic

PROPOSAL SUBMISSION DEADLINE: August 25, 2019

NOTIFICATION OF ACCEPTANCE: September 1, 2019

REGISTRATION FEE (if accepted): $50 *Conference free to attend for non-presenters

CONFERENCE EMAIL ADDRESS: peaceic@peace.edu