The Return of the Repressed: Gothic Studies Past and Present at UEA

An International Symposium 26-27th June 2015

Venue: The Forum, Norwich

Conference Venue: Curve auditorium, the Forum.

Tea/Coffee breaks: Curve lobby, the Forum

Day One: Friday 26 June?

09.00-09.30:  Registration and Welcome (Reception area outside Fusion)

09.30-11.00: Panel 1:

1. Mark Jancovich (UEA) ' "Antique Chiller": Quality, Pretention and History in the Critical Reception of The Innocents and The Haunting.'

2. Helena Bacon (UEA) ' "Ok, I'll die, but don't shoot me again:' The Weird West in Patrick Brautigan's The Hawkline Monster: A Gothic Western.'

3. Danielle Hancock, 'And Here is your Host...: Evolutions of Gothic Narration in the Old Time Radio Horror'

11.00-11.30: Tea/Coffee

11.30-12.45: Plenary 1: Helen Wheatley (Warwick): 'The Ghosts of Gothic Television'

13.00-14.00: Buffet Lunch (Forum Atrium)

14.00-15.30: Panel 2:

1. Peter Kitson (UEA) 'Gothic and Orientalism'

2. Vic Sage/Jake Huntley (UEA) 'Norwich Gothic: William Taylor, John Polidori and the Aikens.'

3. To be confirmed.

15.30-16.00:  Tea/Coffee

16.00-17.15: Plenary 2: David Punter (Bristol): 'Season of the Witch.'

17.30: Wine Reception.


Day Two: Saturday 26 June

09.00-09.30: Tea/coffee?

09.30-11.00: Panel 3

1. Amanda Dillion (UEA), ' "You know - experiments, the way they do": The Meta-Gothic in Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House and The Cabin in the Woods.'

2. Linda McCarthy (UEA), 'Rosemary's Baby:  The Gothic, Modernity and Religion in the Late 1960s.'

3. Mark Fryers (UEA), ' "Water, Water Everywhere:" The Gothic Sea in British Film and Television.'

11.00 - 11.30: Coffee

11.30-12.45: Plenary 3: Thomas Elsaesser (Amsterdam), 'Contingency and Coincidence as the Ruins of Time: W.G. Sebald's The Rings of Saturn as Gothic Uncanny.'

13.00-14.00: Lunch (not provided).

14.00-15.00: Panel 4:

1. Tim Snelson (UEA) 'From True Crime to Gothic Realism: Evaluating the Ethics and Aesthetics of Sixties Serial Killer Movies.'

2. Rachel Mizsei Ward (UEA). ' "Munchkin Cthulhu, My Little Cthulhu and Chibithulu: The Transformation of H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu from Horrific Body to Cute Body."

15.00-15.30: Special Session: Rebecca Stott (UEA) 'Gothic and Creative Writing'

15.30-16.00: Tea/coffee

16.00-17.15: Plenary 4: Peter Hutchings (Northumbria), 'Whatever happened to the British horror film?

17.15: Break Up

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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