The Supernatural in Irish Literature and Film

full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
contact email: 
shane.trayers@maconstate.edu

In many ways, Irish literary works and film are haunted, literally and figuratively. Additionally, it is home to many creatures and myths and even the most famous of the undead, Count Dracula. This panel encourages an open approach to any way in which the supernatural works within Irish literature or film and discussions of the ways in which the supernatural, from haunting to vampires to other creatures and forces, works in conjunction or juxtaposition with Irish culture.

Approaches may include (but are not limited to) the following:
Bram Stoker’s Dracula,
Selkies (ex. Secrets of Roan Inish),
Pookas,
green women,
banshees,
hags turning in to young women (ex. Cathleen ni Houlihan), spirits,
ghosts,
apparitions,
myth or magic.

Abstracts should be 300 words or less and submitted to Shane Trayers at shane.trayers@maconstate.edu by April 30, 2010.

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
film_and_television
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
popular_culture
religion
twentieth_century_and_beyond
victorian