VII International Gothic Literature Congress "Uncanny Transgressions"
During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun 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 the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.
Objective: After the great response received in the previous Gothic Congresses (2008 - 2014), our objective is to keep the rising 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 plural presence of the Gothic in various modes of art, as well as time and space contexts.
Dates: April 11, 12, 13, 2016 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday).
Place: Salón de Actos, Faculty of Philosophy and Literature (FFyL), UNAM (Nacional Autonomous University of Mexico), Mexico City.
Call for Papers: We are calling for papers centered upon the idea of the Gothic as a timeless and intertextual phenomenon appearing in literature and other arts.
Other Possible topics:
. 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 and indicating whether they intend to present a Key note presentation or to be included in a panel session. They are also asked to send a short summary of their academic background (50 words) with full name of the participant.
The proposals will be received until NOVEMBER 30, 2015.
Keynote speakers will be given 50 minutes to present, with 10 minutes to answer questions from the public.
Participants taking part in panel sessions will be given around 20 minutes to read their papers. The works can be presented in either English or Spanish.
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 April 14 and 30, 2016. Such version must include both reference footnotes and the corresponding bibliography.