CFP: First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference, San Diego, March 16-17, 2012 (abstract due Nov. 1, 2011)

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First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
National University
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012

As interest in Gothic studies grows exponentially, what is considered Gothic and how we define it continues to evolve. At this conference we will explore not only the origins of the Gothic, but the evolution of the genre.

Papers which explore any aspect of the Gothic in literature, film, and other media are encouraged.

Topics which could be explored include:

• Origins of the Gothic
• Commercialization of the Gothic
• Trade Gothic
• Romanticism and the Gothic
• Victorian Gothic
• Domestic Gothic
• Continental Gothic
• Gothic in the media
• Gothic spaces
• Neo-Gothic
• The Goth culture
• Selling the Gothic
• Gothic Film

Abstracts (350 words max.) for 20 minute papers may be submitted to Colin Marlaire: until November 1st, 2011. Early submission of proposals is encouraged.