[UPDATE] V International Gothic Congress, FFyL, UNAM, Mexico, March 2012
V International Gothic Congress
During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun 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 the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.
Objetive: After the great response received in the previous Gothic Congresses (2008 - 2011), 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 plural presence of the Gothic in various modes of art , as well as time and space contexts.
Dates: March 26, 27 & 28, 2012 (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 plural phenomenon in arts.
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, 2011.
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.
Those whose papers get accepted to participate in the congress can send a version of the paper to be included in the congress yearbook between March 23 and April 20, 2012. Such version must include both reference footnotes and the corresponding bibliography.
All proposals, papers and questions are to be sent to: