[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CFP: 'Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, & Returns'

deadline for submissions: 
September 2, 2016
full name / name of organization: 
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia
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[EXTENDED DEADLINE] CALL FOR PAPERS: “Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns”

 The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its third biennial conference, to be held at Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand, on 23rd-24th January 2017.

The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association, as GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, we aim to bring together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole. The conference invites abstracts for 20-minute presentations related to the theme of ‘Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns’. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Revisions/revisitations/reimaginings of classic Gothic texts
  • Haunting and spectrality
  • Monsters and the monstrous
  • The history of the Gothic
  • Gothic histories
  • Historical returns of the Gothic
  • The undead
  • The Uncanny
  • Gothic forms in popular culture
  • Horror in its various contexts (evolutions and re-imaginings)
  • Incarnations and reincarnations
  • Memory and trauma
  • Folklore and fairytales
  • Gothic intertextualities
  • Travel Gothic and Gothic tourism
  • Genre and the Gothic
  • Gothic adaptations (from novel to film, from film to television etc.)
  • Death in its Gothic contexts
  • Cycles and exchanges, trans/mutations and trans/routes
  • Gothic regionalities and geographies
  • Global Gothic
  • Postcolonial Gothic
  • The Gothic in the past, present, and future

The extended deadline for submissions is the 2nd of September 2016. Please e-mail abstracts of 200 words to the attention of the conference organisers at: conference@ganza.co.nz. Abstracts should include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, the title of your proposed paper, and a short bio (100 words).

For more information, please visit our web site: www.ganza.co.nz/conference. Alternatively, please contact Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell (lorna.piatti-farnell@aut.ac.nz) and/or Dr Erin Mercer (e.mercer@massey.ac.nz). Find GANZA on social media: www.facebook.com/GothicAssociationOfNewZealandAndAustralia/ & https://twitter.com/GANZA_Official