We’ve posted the CFP recently, but there is now a website for this inspiring conference on Gothic Nature: New Directions in Eco-horror and the EcoGothic at Trinity College Dublin. The deadline for proposals was the 2 April 2017.
Gothic and horror fictions have long functioned as vivid reflections of contemporary cultural fears. Wood argues that horror is ‘the struggle for recognition of all that our society represses or oppresses’, and Newman puts forward the idea that it ‘actively eliminates and exorcises our fears by allowing them to be relegated to the imaginary realm of fiction’. Now, more than ever, the environment has become a locus of those fears for many people, and this conference seeks to investigate the wide range of Gothic- and horror-inflected texts that tackle the darker side of nature.