The Liverpool International Gothic Festival, 18-24 November 2013

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Dr Ben Brabon, Edge Hill University
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Festival Conference 20-21 November 2013

In Gothic Pathologies David Punter poses the question: "What would it be like to inhabit a world … in which Gothic were seen 'at the centre'?" Drawing upon Liverpool's Gothic identity, haunted spaces and dark cultural history, the first Liverpool International Gothic Festival will focus on bringing Gothic expressions in art, film, literature and performance to the centre of Liverpool life. Combining, amongst other events, physical theatre, working exhibitions, film screenings, ghost tours, readings, music, academic papers and educational events, the Liverpool International Gothic Festival aims to explore spectral resonances and undead interventions into Liverpool life.

Proposals from artists, writers, performers and academics are welcomed on, but not limited to, the following topics:

Liverpool Gothic
The haunted city
The monstrous city
The labyrinthine city
Urban Gothic
Urban vampires
Urban paranoia
Queer cities/locales
Regional cities/regional Gothic
Gothic cartographies
Haunted spaces/places

Please send your abstracts for 20 minute academic papers and proposals for creative pieces and/or performances that address the Festival themes to Dr Ben Brabon at by Friday 1st November 2013.

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