III Gothic Congress: The Monster in Art and its Different Manifestations; UNAM (Mexico City, March 22-24, 2010)

full name / name of organization: 
Tony Alcala, FFyL, UNAM

The Gothic Literature is just beginning 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 time, culture and genre boundaries.

Objetive: After the great response received in the two previous Gothic Congresses (2008 & 2009), 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 Monster as a central character among a series of other conventions that reappear in the Gothic into different contexts.

Dates: March 22, 23 and 24, 2010 (Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday).

We are calling for papers centered upon the idea of the Gothic as a timeless and intertextual artistic phenomenon and the role of the Monster inside it.

Possible subtopics:
. 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, 2009.

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 1 and April 31. Such version must include both reference footnotes and the corresponding bibliography.

All proposals, papers and questions are to be sent to:

coloquio_gotico@hotmail.com / antonio.alcala@itesm.mx

Blog: http://gothiccongress.blogspot.com/