Reimagining the Gothic with a Vengeance, vol. 5:

Returns, Revenge, Reckonings

Post-Conference Thanks and Updates

First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who attended Reimagining this year! You make the conference what it is and we could not be in our fifth year without your continued support, encouragement, and engagement. We had some fantastic speakers this year as well as some amazing creative projects, and we are always blown away by the quality of the work and the discussions throughout the conference. And a massive thank you to our fabulous keynote Dr. Liz Oakley-Brown (Lancaster University) for her excellent keynote ‘Premodern Gothic?’, her brilliant chairing of our Premodern Gothic panel, and for her insightful discussions throughout the event.

Creative Competition Winners

Thank you to everyone who submitted to this year’s creative competition – the entries were all fantastic and the judges had a hard time choosing just two winners. With that said…

We are delighted to announce that Anna Thompson is our first place winner for her wonderful fabric print entry titled ‘A History of Hexing.’ The judges were impressed with the detail and thought behind the piece, and loved the witch theme.

Our second place winner is William Sutton with his delightful song ‘Victorian Diagnoses’, which impressed the judges and got a lot of laughs at our Creative Showcase.

We will be in touch with the winners regarding their prizes.

Bursary recipients

Thanks to the support of the International Gothic Association, we were able to offer four small travel bursaries, and we are pleased to announce that the recipients are: Anna Kirsch (Durham University), Ahmet Anil Aygun (Istanbul Medipol University), Kate Harvey (University of Stirling), and Rachel Franklin (Sheffield Hallam University).

Paper Prizes

We are also delighted to announce two paper prizes awarded to Valeria Villegas Lindvall (University of Gothenburg), for her paper ‘¡Ay, mis hijos! The undying colonial trauma of La Llorona’, and Lauryn Green (University of Sheffield), for her paper ‘Tragic Danish Boyfriends: On how we can use the ideas of Renaissance Friendship to read Hamlet as a queer Romeo and Juliet’. This is not something we are always able to do, and it was very hard to choose just two this year due to the number of fantastic papers, but we think you will agree that these papers were great and the prizes well-deserved!

Books, Books, Books!

We would like to extend our thanks to all of the bookstalls and publishers who supported this year’s conference through promotional materials, vouchers, talks, and of course books! Many thanks to Blackwell’s Bookshop Sheffield, Auteur Publishing, Lyalls second-hand bookshop, Manchester University Press, and University of Wales Press.

Reimagining the Gothic Continued Online

If you are looking for a place to host your work, then look no further than our dedicated Reimagining the Gothic pages which host both academic papers and multi-media, creative projects. If you want more details, or would like to submit your work then email us at Alternatively, if you want to focus on something a bit more informal why not pitch us a blog (you can find our blog submission guidelines here). Stay tuned for updates from our creative competition winners and our paper prize winners!

Reimagining the Gothic 2020

Due to popular demand, Reimagining will return next year! Stay tuned for more details about our sixth Reimagining the Gothic Conference and Creative Showcase.

See you next year ghouls! #GothsAssemble

@SheffieldGothic @TheReimagining

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