About Gothics: Imagery, Horror, Cruelty
Lódz, May 2001
Call for Papers An International and Interdisciplinary Conference: About Gothics: Imagery, Horror and Cruelty (Lódz, May 15-18, 2001) 'Gothic' is one of the literary terms having a tendency to broaden their meaning. We would like to address a wide range of issues inspired by Gothics or, in different ways, tied to them. Recently, in popular culture (especially among youths), one can observe a growing interest in some motives connected with the Gothic. It is an interesting phenomenon from perspectives of various disciplines. Hence we decided to organise an interdisciplinary conference, in which philologists, theorists of film, anthropologists, philosophers, historians of the arts, psychiatrists and others could participate. We are interested in: - rather Gothic inspirations, not strict Gothic conventions - Gothic forms: the classical Gothic novel, horror stories, ghost stories, horror film, Gothic music, horror drama and cruelty theatre - Gothic motives in the contemporary culture (in literature, the arts, film, theatre, advertisement, music and its surroundings) e.g. hunted castles, houses, dungeons, labyrinths, intimidated and persecuted women and children, human beings in madness, paranoia etc.), ghosts, vampires, werewolves, images of death - Gothic aesthetics: artistic representations of cruelty and violence, and other ways of artistic evocation of horror - Gothic theology: interpretation of the supernatural and its comparison with other spheres of culture - Gothic anthropology: a function of representations of cruelty and horror in different cultures - psychology of horror and cruelty - philosophy of fear and cruelty - national and international approaches - monographic as well as comparative approaches, comparing different media, genres, arts and cultures - theoretical and historical approaches Keynote speakers: Manuel Aguirre, Alina Kowalczykowa Lars Loennroth Charles Russell Conference language: English and Polish Deadlines: January 31 - deadline for submitting a brief information on the content of a 20-min. presentations (the registration form reaches the organisers) February 28- acceptance of a presentation March 31 - deadline for submitting abstracts of 20 minutes presentations (in English, up to 500 words) Conference co-ordinators: Dr. Agnieszka Izdebska (tel. +48 (0) 42 654 42 47), Dr. Jaroslaw Pluciennik (tel. +48 (0) 42 617 13 42, e-mail: email@example.com). Department of Theory of Literature, Theatre and Film University of Lódz ul. Sienkiewicza 21 PL 90-114 Lódz, Poland --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Registration Form An International Interdisciplinary Conference About Gothics: Imagery, Horror, Cruelty (Lódz, 15-18 maja 2001) Name (with title): Address, telephone, e-mail: Title of presentation: Content: Please confirm the equipment you will need: Registration Fee: 60 ZLP (ca 13 USD) (includes the conference materials, coffee, tea, and refreshments during days of the conference). Paid after arrival to the organisers. We would like to reserve for you banquet, lunches and dinners at the Conference Center: May 15, 2001 lunch 20 NZL Yes No dinner 18 NZL Yes No May 16, 2001 lunch 20 NZL Yes No banquet 50 NZL Yes No May 17, 2001 lunch 20 NZL Yes No dinner 18 NZL Yes No May 18, 2001 lunch 20 NZL Yes No dinner 18 NZL Yes No Vegetarian meals, please . Yes No Please, reserve a place at the Conference Centre: Place in a room for 1 person 70 NZP Yes No or higher standard 70NZP Yes No Place in a room for 2 persons 50 NZP Yes No or higher standard 70 NZP Yes No 2-person room for 1 person 80 NZP Yes No or higher standard 110 NZP Yes No Please, book the place for the following days: May 14, 2001 Yes No May 15, 2001 Yes No May 16, 2001 Yes No May 17, 2001 Yes No May 18, 2001 Yes No Check in is at 14, check out at 12. Sessions will end in the afternoon on the 18th of May. Please send the registration form to the address of either conference co-ordinators. It can be faxed as well. Please, do not send it by e-mail. Beside this, we encourage all correspondence by e-mail. Dept. of Theory of Literature, Theatre and Film University of Lodz ul. Sienkiewicza 21 PL 90-114 Lodz, Poland Conference co-ordinators: Dr. Agnieszka Izdebska (tel. +48 (0) 42 654 42 47), Dr. Jaroslaw Pluciennik (tel. +48 (0) 42 617 13 42, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).