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Bad Things: Gothic Study Day

Date: 14 June 2013 Time: 10.00 am-6.00pm

Venue: FASS Meeting Room 2/3


10.00: Keynote

Stacey Abbott (University of Roehampton): I Want to Do Bad Things to You: The TV Horror Title Sequence

11.15: Break

11.30: Panel 1: Monstrous Bodies

Chloe Buckley: 'No Remorse, No Pity': Shelley, Dickens and Mister Creecher on the Making of Monsters

Alan Gregory: Mythologising the Monster: Masquerading Disability and the Exaggeration of Bodily Difference in Patrick McGrath's Martha Peake

Sarah Post: Soul Food: Consuming the Migrant Body in Helen Oyeyemi's White Is For Witching

12.45: Lunch (please make your own arrangements)

1.45: Panel 2: Gothic Across Media

Lauren Randall: 'Find Yourself Here': How the Dream of the Beach becomes a Gothic Nightmare

Vivien Leanne Saunders: Full House of Usher: Performing the Gothic in Usher's Waltz

Dawn Stobbart: Letters to Esther: The Haunted Landscape in Dear Esther

3.00: Coffee

3.30: Panel 3: Gothic Television

Rhianon Jones: 'We fight like siblings but we fuck like champions': Incest in True Blood

Jo Ormond: 'Look at you - all retro': Exploring Costume and Doubling in The Vampire Diaries and Rebecca

David McWilliam: Examining the Victims of Ned-Victorian Politics in Richard Warlow's Ripper Street

4.45: Break

5.00: Question and Answer Session

Dominic Mitchell (Screenwriter, In the Flesh)

Lancaster University, FASS Meeting Rooms 2/3

For more information, please email Catherine Spooner


Who can attend: Internal


Further information

Organising departments and research centres: English and Creative Writing


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