The Gothic Compass: New Directions in Scholarship and Inquiry. Abstracts due on 23 April.

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Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Professor Donna Lee Brien, Editors

The editors warmly seek abstracts for essays exploring 'new directions' in Gothic scholarship. Selected essays will appear in a collection to be published by an international academic publisher.

As the collection will be interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary in nature, submissions are encouraged from scholars working in different areas of Gothic enquiry. Ideal contributions will look at how the Gothic is moving beyond its traditional literary roots, and branching into other fields of enquiry, such as digital media, film and television studies, history and folklore studies, journalism, music, fashion, and food studies. Abstracts and final essays should be written in an accessible and engaging style, suitable for both academic and popular audiences.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to: the Gothic and digital realities; uncanny food experiences; representations of death and the public media; Gothic creatures and their popular legacies; new approaches to contemporary Gothic literature; re-evaluations of the Gothic mode through regional narratives; and, new Gothic paradigms, research methodologies and pedagogies.

Submission Guidelines:
1.Send abstract of paper (100-500 words) in Word or compatible format.
2.Include keywords and a brief (150 word max.) biographical note for each author.
3.Submit by email to both and
4.Submission deadline is 23 April 2013.
5.For accepted abstracts, first drafts of essays will be due 30 August 2013.