Cults, Cthulus, and Klansmen: Registration

(Hi)stories Within Lovecraft Country A Half-day Online Symposium 12.00-18.00 BST (0.700-13.00 EST) May 20, 2021 The Centre for the History of the Gothic is delighted to announce that registration is now open for ‘Cults, Cthulus, and Klansmen: The (Hi)stories within Lovecraft Country’. Registration is free and our online symposium will be taking place on zoom, so wherever you … Continue reading Cults, Cthulus, and Klansmen: Registration

Reading Group – Octavia E. Butler’s Science Fiction

Sheffield Gothic Reading Group presents.... Octavia E. Butler's Science Fiction If speculative fiction, sci-fi, the uncanny and the dystopian appeal, then join us in a virtual reading group to discuss Octavia E. Butler's weird worlds on Wednesday 28th April, 3:30 - 5:00pm. As a black woman writing science-fiction, Butler challenged assumptions about the genre's writers, … Continue reading Reading Group – Octavia E. Butler’s Science Fiction

“We’re Americans”: The Gothic in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

The Gothic genre has always been concerned with the ‘Other’, a figure who predominantly represents the transgressive, who stands out for being different to hegemonic social and political ideals. At the end of the Victorian period, the fin de siècle Gothic attached this label to the ‘foreign’ figure, most canonically evident in the vampiric Count … Continue reading “We’re Americans”: The Gothic in Jordan Peele’s ‘Us’

CFP: Cults, Cthulus, and Klansmen: The (Hi)stories within Lovecraft Country

The Centre for the History of the Gothic presents: A Half-day Online Symposium May 20, 2021 ***Extended deadline for proposals: April 9 2021*** 2020 was a seemingly unprecedented year. A global pandemic erupted even as the US was seized by another wave of anti-Black violence perpetrated by law enforcement and supported by terrifying groups of … Continue reading CFP: Cults, Cthulus, and Klansmen: The (Hi)stories within Lovecraft Country