Conference Programme, Abstracts and Papers

2nd Global Conference

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Monday 16th May – Wednesday 18th May 2011
Warsaw, Poland


The programme for the conference is available below. Delegates are listed according to the session in which they appear. Clicking on the Session Title will take you to the abstracts (where available) for that session. Each delegate is listed according to their affiliation.

Final Conference Programme

Monday 16th May 2011
from 12.30
Registration

13.30
Welcome and Opening Words
Sorcha Ní Fhlainn

14.00
Session 1: Love Will Keep Us Together…NOT!
Chair: Hannah Priest

“No More America?” Gothic Terminations in Shteyngart’s Super Sad True Love Story
Geoff Hamilton

Love will Tear Us Apart … Again: The Endurance of the Orpheus and Eurydice Myth in Goth Subculture
Kathryn Franklin

Postmodern and Gothic Hybridity in Nick Cave’s “And the Ass Saw the Angel”
Joanna Babicka

15:30
Tea

16:00
Session 2: King and Company
Chair: Victoria Amador

Anarchy in the USA: Community, Cannibalism, and Chaos in Joe Lansdale and Stephen King
Kevin Corstorphine

The Supernatural and the Functions of the Gothic in D. du Maurier’s The Birds and Don’t Look Now
Nil Korkut-Nayki

Abject Representatons of Female Desire in Carter’s Tiger Bride and Donoghue’s Tale of the Rose
Selen Aktari

17.30
Notices and Announcements
Wine Reception

Tuesday 17th May 2011
09:00

Session 3: Gothic Locality
Chair: Andrey Gorkovoy

Gothic Spaces in Fantasy Fiction: The Creation of Place in Nix’s Sabriel
Nicola Alter

The Postcolonial Indian Gothic in Roy’s An Atlas of Impossible Longing
Lydia Saleh Rofail

Italian Gothic Literature: The Case of Fogazzaro’s Malombra
Maria Parrino

10:30
Coffee

11:00
Session 4: Gothic Appropriation of the Past
Chair: Serena Trowbridge

I Am the Monster’s Mother: Aesthetic Strategies of Monstrous Creation in Contemporary Gothic Narrative
Anya Heise-von der Lippe

Reality, or the Illusion of the Secret: Gothic Fictions of Masculinity
Katarzyna Więckowska

Spatialized Gothic Masculinities in Fin-de-Siécle Suburbia
Tanya Pikula

12:30
Lunch

14.00
Session 5: Gothic Mindscapes
Chair: Dale Townshend

Forensic Psychology and the New Gothic
Neil McCaw

Gothic Ennui: The Cultural Relevance of Three Novels
Michel Pierre Laffitte

Clive Barker, Imaginer: The Gothic Tradition, Its Meaning, and Influence On His Art Forms
Russell Cherrington

15:30
Tea

16.00
Session 6: Gothic Aesthetic
Chair: Geoff Hamilton

Glitter Gothic: Uses of the Past in Contemporary YA Urban Fantasy
Hannah Priest

Fashioning Bodies, Styles, and onvention: The Strangeness of Others
Louise Katz

The Gothic in Contemporary Fashion
Victoria Amador

17:30
Sessions End

Wednesday 18th May 2011
09:00

Session 7: Gothic, Haunted Spaces
Chair: Markku Koski

Horrified Residing: Ghost Houses in Finnish Postmodern Horror
Tomi Sirviö

Paris Opera as an Edifice and a Literary Haunted House
Dorota Babilas

Postmodern Vision of Gothic London: Ackroyd’s Fiction Reflecting Hogarth’s Images
Alexandra Shubina

10:30
Coffee

11:00

Session 8: Gothic Romance and History
Chair: Tanya Pikula

History and Romance: Reading Netley Abbey, 1764-1848
Dale Townshend

The Pestilential Breath of Fiction: Bentham, Blackstone, and the Romance of Law
Sue Chaplin

Where Does Romance Take Over From History? The Work of Clara Reeve and Sophia Lee
Angela Wright

12:30
Lunch

14:00
Session 9: Lights! Camera! Action!
Chair: Kevin Corstorphine

Psycho and the Modern Gothic
Markku Koski

Gothic Romance Revisited: Villians on Screen and a Twist in Convention
Dagmara Zając

The Physician and his Lordship.  John William Polidori’s The Vampyre
Michel Vanon Alliata

15:30
Tea

16:00
Development Meeting and Closing Remarks

17:00
Conference Ends