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Gothic regions and the regional Gothic

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Gothic regions and the regional Gothic

A one day symposium hosted by The Centre for the History of the Gothic at the University of Sheffield

Humanities Research Institute

10.00am – 4.00pm Monday 24th April 2017

Guest speakers and workshop leads: Dr Emma McEvoy (Westminster) and Dr Catherine Spooner (Lancaster)

Dr Emma McEvoy is Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Westminster. She is the author of Gothic Tourism (2015) and has edited, with Catherine Spooner, The Routledge Companion to Gothic (2007).

Dr Catherine Spooner is Reader in Literature and Culture at Lancaster University. She is the author of Post-Millennial Gothic: Comedy, Romance and the Rise of Happy Gothic (2017); Contemporary Gothic (2006) and Fashioning Gothic Bodies (2004). She is currently co-president of the International Gothic Association.

This one day event is aimed at PhD students, early career researchers, and academics working on the idea of place within the Gothic. The morning session will consist of a workshop addressing ideas about place, region, and Gothic tourism and the afternoon session will consist of two papers:

‘Keep Calm I'm a Ripperologist: Appropriation, Negotiation and Protest in the East End’ – Dr Emma McEvoy

‘Get your kicks on the A666: Tourism, Psychogeography and the Lancashire Witches’ – Dr Catherine Spooner.

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