IX International Gothic Literature Congress: "Internationalizing the Gothic"

deadline for submissions: 
January 31, 2020
full name / name of organization: 
International Gothic Literature Congress
contact email: 

IX International Gothic Literture Congress:

“Internationalizing the Gothic”


Objective: To continue the study of the plural presence of the Gothic in various modes of art, as well as time and space contexts. 

Dates: December 2, 3 & 4, 2020 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

Place: School of Modern Languages, University of Costa Rica


Call for Papers: We are calling for papers centered upon the idea of the Gothic as a timeless and intertextual mode that surpasses the limits of genre and nation.


Papers can be presented in English or Spanish

Possible topics (others can be considered):

. History and evolution of the Gothic

. National Gothic manifestations around the globe

. The Gothic and Posthumanism

. The Gothic in Film and Art


Those interested in participating are asked to send an abstract of their paper in 200 words, including title. They are also asked to send a short summary of their academic background (50 words) with full name of the participant.

Proposals will be received until JANUARY 31, 2020. Confirmation of

acceptance will be given no later than one week after this CFP is closed.


Participants will take part in panel sessions and will be given 20 minutes to read their papers. 

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