This year’s Romancing the Gothic online conference celebrates the ‘birth’ of Carmilla, one of the most enduring vampiric figures, re-written an re-imagined over the years in fiction, film, web-series, podcasts, animated series and RPGs. This conference focuses on and celebrates Carmilla and its legacy, particularly the sapphic reclamation and queer celebration of its main character.
The conference will be held online on 3rd September 2022.
This conference welcomes creative and critical papers on a range of topics connected to Carmilla, including:
Sheridan Le Fanu and his wider writings and legacy
The history of the (female) vampire
The queer Gothic and horror