So apparently, and apologies for not realising earlier, but February is ‘Women in Horror’ month. XOJane have published an article celebrating their favourite women in horror. So it’s the perfect time to celebrate the Final Girl (a trope which was wonderfully parodied in Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods, 2012).
For more feminism in horror and the Gothic, there is a CFP for ‘Gothic Feminism: The Representation of the Gothic Heroine in Cinema’ (26th-27th May 2016, University of Kent, UK). The deadline for abstracts of 500 words, along with short biographical notes, is 18th March 2016.