TALES OF TERROR:
GOTHIC, HORROR, AND WEIRD SHORT FICTION
University of Warwick, 21-22 March 2019
Prof. Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck)
"On Incompleteness: The Fragment, the Dash, the Broken Form"
Dr Melissa Edmundson (Clemson University)
"Terra/Terror Incognita: Women Writers and the Colonial Gothic Short Story"
organised by Dr Jen Baker J.Baker.firstname.lastname@example.org
Tales, fables, fragments, sketches, and other short literary forms have comprised the fabric of scary stories told and re-told, adapted, transformed, appropriated and re-appropriated. Their brevity is, and was often, central to their wider dissemination, and for the publication and democratisation of voices that might have otherwise remained unheard; allowing them to be accessed by those who might have otherwise been excluded. Much of their debt is, undoubtedly owed to the oral yarn, the fireside tale, the urban legend, and many have, and remain, connected to a diverse and rich visual culture. This conference will explore the appeal, evolutions, and elusiveness of Gothic, Horror, and Weird Short Fiction.
The CFP deadline has now passed, but you can find out further information here
We are delighted to be sponsored by the University of Warwick Humanities Research Centre, University of Warwick English and Comparative Literary Studies department, and the International Gothic Association!
Please consult the Terms and Conditions , which includes information on our cancellation policy, before registering.
External Full Rate: £35.00
External Unwaged/Student Rate: £30.00
Day Rate (not for speakers): £20