Vile Visions: Representing Evil

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University of Southampton
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The concept of evil is age old, but the way it manifests in cultural narratives has continuously shifted. From the theological to the psychological, evil is a core theme of tales across the ages. What does the way it is portrayed tell us? Does it still hold as much significance? This one day conference at the University of Southampton will explore representations of evil in its many guises. Papers from across disciplines are welcomed. Suggestions for topics include (but by no means are limited to):

-Physical representations of evil
-The changing role of evil in narratives
-Blurred lines between good and evil
-The celebration of evil
-History of evil
-Evil protagonists and their stories
-The development of evil-driven genres, such as horror

The conference will be held on the 10th June 2016, but this date could possibly change. Further information will be posted when it is available.

Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be sent to by the 18th March 2016