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The Return of the Repressed: Gothic Studies Past and Present at UEA
An International Symposium 26-27th June 2015
Venue: The Forum, Norwich

Key Speakers
David Punter (Bristol)<>;
Thomas Elsaesser (Amsterdam)<>;
Peter Hutchings (Northumbria)<>;
Helen Wheatley (Warwick)<>
Rosemary Jackson
Rebecca Stott (UEA)

Thirty–five years ago, David Punter published The Literature of Terror: A History of Gothic Fictions from 1765 to the Present Day (Longman, 1980). The following year Rosemary Jackson published Fantasy: The Literature of Subversion (Routledge), and, in 1988, Vic Sage published Horror Fiction in the Protestant Tradition (Macmillan). These three groundbreaking works were produced while teaching at the University of East Anglia. Punter’s, Jackson’s and Sage’s work established the Gothic as a serious and complex field of study; a position from which it has now grown to be one of the most popular and theoretically sophisticated fields of cultural enquiry, encompassing a wide range of forms, including theatre, film, television, computer games, and contemporary fashion. Over the years numerous critics of literature and visual culture more generally working closely with Gothic have been intimately associated with UEA. Similarly, writers including Angela Carter, Ian McEwan, and Rebecca Stott have created highly-influential Gothic and post-Gothic fictions while resident at UEA. This symposium seeks to mark, celebrate, and commemorate the crucial work of this generation of Gothic, teachers, writers and critics, associated with UEA. It seeks to reflect both on the past of Gothic writing and criticism, but also to speculate about the present and future directions that Gothic studies may take in a twenty-first century global culture of diverse and ever expanding media culture of entertainment and information.
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Professor Mark Jancovich
Associate Dean for Research, HUM
Film, Television and Media Studies
University of East Anglia
Norwich NR4 7TJ
Tel: 01603 592787

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