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CFP: Haunted Europe

Illustration by Kay Nielson (1914)

Illustration by Kay Nielson (1914)

Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following CFP:

Call for Papers: Haunted Europe: Continental Connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media, 9 – 10 June 2016, Leiden University, The Netherlands

Keynote speakers:

Professor Robert Miles (University of Victoria), Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck – University of London), Professor Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University), Lesley Megahey (director of the BBC film Schalken, the Painter)

The Leiden Research Institute for the Art in Society (LUCAS) invites proposals for papers that address continental connections in English-Language Gothic Writing, Film and New Media. The aim of the conference is to explore the representation and function of continental European cultures, peoples and nations in English-Language Gothic culture from the 1790s to the present. While the first wave of British and Irish Gothic fictions developed and solidified the idea of continental Europe as a fitting setting for Gothic Romance, little sustained research has been done so far on the ways in which the function and representation of the continent in English-language Gothic culture has developed and changed since the seminal first-wave fictions, and to what extent these developments and changes have had an impact on the formation of British and Irish but also Australian and American national, cultural and individual identities, for instance. Continue reading