Conferences and Events

The International Gothic Association seeks to encourage and facilitate Gothic conferences, events, and projects for it’s members and the Gothic community more generally. If you wish to promote your conference, event, or academic project, please contact Mary Going at


IGAs 14th Conference: Gothic Hybridities: Interdisciplinary, Multimodal and Transhistorical Approaches

31st July to 3rd August 2018

CFP Coming in September

Conference Information

31st July to 3rd August 2018

CFP Coming in September


The Gothic: beyond a Genre

VIII International Gothic Literature Congress

‘The Gothic: beyond a Genre’

Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th April 2018
Faculty of Philosophy and Literature (FFyL), UNAM (Nacional Autonomous University of Mexico), Mexico City

During the last years, the interest in the gothic has begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars and students. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time and geography.

After the great response received in the previous Gothic Congresses (2008 – 2016), the aim is now to keep encouraging the interest in the Gothic among both students and scholars at the UNAM (National Autonomous University of Mexico) and other Mexican institutions. To achieve this, we propose to focus on the study of the plural presence of the gothic as a timeless and intertextual mode that surpasses the limits of genre in various modes of art, as well as time and space contexts.

Other Possible topics:

. History and evolution of Gothic Literature

. Gothic Mexican and Latin American Literature

. Gothic Literature and Postmodernism

. The future of Gothic Literature

. Gothic in Film and Art

Abstract proposals will be received until NOVEMBER 30, 2017 and are to be sent to:


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Reimagining the Gothic

Reimagining the Gothic is an ongoing project that seeks to explore how the Gothic can be re-read, re-analysed, and re-imagined.  We encourage both public interest and new academic avenues from students and scholars who wish to present on the Gothic using interdisciplinary and creative methods. This year’s theme is Gothic Spaces. Papers and creative projects for ‘Reimagining the Gothic 2017: Gothic Spaces’ should explore the use of Spaces within the Gothic: how space has developed over the decades (from architecture, urban, and eco spaces), the ways that space is used to reflect and explore key themes of the Gothic, and to what extent spaces are integral to the Gothic. For more information, please visit the Sheffield Gothic blog. We also encourage academic and creative submissions to our project website ( where we welcome papers and creative projects that explore the broad theme of ‘Reimagining the Gothic’, or our previous and current themes of ‘Monsters and Monstrosities’ and ‘Gothic Spaces’ within this.

Follow us on Twitter: @TheReimagining.

Conference Information

Reimagining the Gothic 2018: TBC



The Gothic Bible Project

The Gothic Bible Project constitutes an interdisciplinary approach to investigating instances within the Bible and Gothic fiction (i.e. literature, drama, and film) that demonstrate an interplay between biblical concepts/iconography and the literary Gothic mode, which began with the publication of Horace Walpole’s The Castle of Otranto (1764-5). From its inception, this literary genre has continued to showcase associations with the Bible, theology, and/or religion; this project seeks to highlight and explore these ongoing relationships. Hosted at the University of Sheffield (United Kingdom), The Gothic Bible Project combines the university’s Sheffield Institute for Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies (SIIBS) and The Centre for the History of the Gothic, and in partnership with the University of Auckland.

For more details please see the project website:

Conference Information

Sheffield Gothic and SIIBS will host the first Gothic Bible conference at the University of Sheffield on 31 October 2017. The project seeks to explore the relationship between the Bible, theologies, and the Gothic, and we hope to encourage existing and new academic interest in this area. We welcome papers that examine the Bible, religion, and theology within the Gothic –including but not limited to: novels, plays, poems, films, TV shows of any period – as well as papers that examine passages or narratives within the Bible or other religious texts that can be read through a Gothic lens. We welcome and encourage papers that approach this theme using interdisciplinary methods. You can find the CFP here.

For more information, please email us at, or you can follow us on Twitter at @GothicBible.