Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns – Call For Papers

Gothic Afterlives: Mutations, Histories, and Returns
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) Third Biennial Conference
Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
23-24 January, 2017

The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association. GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

The conference invites abstracts for 20-minute presentations related to the theme of ‘Gothic Afterlives’. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

  • Revisions/revisitations/reimaginings of classic Gothic texts
  • Haunting and spectrality
  • Monsters and the monstrous
  • The history of the Gothic
  • Gothic histories
  • Historical returns of the Gothic
  • The undead
  • The Uncanny
  • Gothic forms in popular culture
  • Horror in its various contexts (evolutions and re-imaginings)
  • Incarnations and reincarnations
  • Memory and trauma
  • Folklore and fairytales
  • Gothic intertextualities
  • Travel Gothic and Gothic tourism
  • Genre and the Gothic
  • Gothic adaptations (from novel to film, from film to television etc.)
  • Death in its Gothic contexts
  • Cycles and exchanges, trans/mutations and trans/routes
  • Gothic regionalities and geographies
  • Global Gothic
  • Postcolonial Gothic
  • The Gothic in the past, present, and future

Please e-mail abstracts of 200 words to the attention of the conference organisers at: Abstracts should include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, the title of your proposed paper, and a short bio (100 words max). The deadline for submissions is 1 August, 2016.

For more information visit our web site: Alternatively, please contact Dr Lorna Piatti-Farnell ( and/or Dr Erin Mercer (