CFP: Gothic Tourism

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Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Prof. Donna Lee Brien

In recent years, it has become clear that 'Gothic' as a critical term has the potential to bring together varied perspectives, from numerous areas of enquiry. While there has been some interest in analysing examples of tourist experiences through a Gothic lens, this has mainly been limited to a small number of locations and disciplinary perspectives (London, Whitby and literary related subjects and approaches, for example). Thus, the topic of 'Gothic tourism' offers a new area that can be addressed from a number of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches.

We seek abstracts for a book proposal on 'Gothic Tourism: New International Perspectives' (working title), to be submitted to a high-profile academic publisher. Successful contributors will be asked to develop their abstracts into chapters of 5,000-7,000 words in length.

Topics of particular interest include, but are not limited to:
•Definitions, histories, and/or taxonomies of Gothic tourism
•Gothic tourism and specific places – nations, regions, localities
•Experiences and examples of Gothic tourism – specific sites (such as castles, houses, crime sites and other locations)
•Gothic tourism in literature, film, television, music and other popular culture
•Gothic tourism in art and advertising
•Gothic tourism and food
•Digital Gothic tourism
•Gothic tourism and technology
•Gendered dimensions of Gothic tourism
•Queer Gothic tourism
•Gothic tourism and Indigenous peoples
•Gothic tourism, writing and publishing
•Gothic tourism, the souvenir industry and commerce
•Globalisation and Gothic tourism
•Combinations of the above, and/or other relevant topics

Please send an abstract (350 words) and a short bio (100 words) by 1 June 2015. For selected abstracts, the final chapters will be due in December 2015. Please direct all questions and submissions to the collection's editors: Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell,, and Prof. Donna Lee Brien,