IV International Gothic Congress 'The Gothic and its Encounter with Technology'(Mexico City, April 4-6, 2011)

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The Gothic Literature is just beginning to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond time, culture and genre boundaries.

After the great response received in the three previous Gothic Congresses (2008, 2009 & 2010), this time the aim is to keep encouraging the interest in the Gothic among both students and scholars at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and other Mexican institutions. To achieve this, we propose to start from the study of the interaction between the Gothic and the scientific-technological advances whose development has increased in a parallel way to the development of the Gothic.

Dates: April 4, 5, 6, 2011 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday).

Place: Salón de Actos I, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature (FFyL), UNAM (Nacional Autonomous University of Mexico), Mexico City.

Call for Papers: We are calling for papers centered upon the idea of the Gothic as a timeless and intertextual artistic phenomenon and its interaction with technological avances. However, other topics are welcome.

Other Possible topics:
. History and evolution of Gothic Literature
. Gothic elements in Mexican and Latin-American Literature
. National Gothic Literatures (British Gothic, Scottish Gothic, American Gothic,
. Gothic Literature and Postmodernism
. The future of Gothic Literature
. Gothic in Film and Art

Those interested in taking part in the congress are asked to send an abstract of their paper in 200 words, including its title; as well as a short summary of their academic background (50 words) with full name of the participant.
The proposals will be received until December 31, 2010.

The participants will be given around 20 minutes to read their papers. The works can be presented in either English or Spanish.
Keynote speakers will be given 50 minutes to read, with 10 minutes to answer questions from the public.

All proposals, papers and questions are to be sent to:

coloquio_gotico@hotmail.com / antonio.alcala@itesm.mx