We are extending the deadline for abstract submissions to the slightly more Gothic 13th March. (Unfortunately a Sunday rather than a Friday.)
A short version of the CFP is included below. For a more comprehensive call for papers, including an extended discussion of the theme and examples click here.
We invite 20-minute papers on all aspects of Gothic time in art. Suggested topics and themes include (but are not limited to):
- Temporality in classical Gothic texts
- Explorations of ruin and decay in the arts
- Spectres of the past or future
- Time and decay in the Gothic
- Temporal ruptures, such as regression, progression, displacement or echoes
- Gothic spaces that function outside or beyond time
- Parallel universes, ruptured time and relativity
- Temporal excess that “real” time cannot contain
- Traumatic time, temporal wounds and repairing time
- Timelessness and immortality
- Fundamentalism as regression
- Medievalism in the Twenty-first century
- The “found manuscript” and constructing authenticity through notions of the past and/or future
- The return of the past and eternal recurrence
- The temporal gravity of Destiny and/or fate
The conference organisers welcome the submission of proposals for short workshops, practitioner-based activities, performances, and pre-formed panels. We particularly welcome short film screenings; photographic essays; installations; interactive talks and alternative presentation styles that encourage engagement.
Please send paper proposals of 300-500 words, along with a short bio to firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday 13th March.