Gothic Futures: 

Sample Schedule

Gothic Futures: A Sheffield Summer Institute

Monday 8th - Friday 12th July, 2024

Below you'll find a sample schedule which will tell you what you expect if you are attending the Summer Institute. Will we release a full schedule once all times have been confirmed. 

Morning session 

8.00-8:30am: COFFEE (provided)

8:30-10:30am: SEMINAR

Xavier Aldana Reyes: “Contemporary Body Horror”

Sheri-marie Harrison: “Caribbean Gothic”

Aparajita Hazra: “Indian Gothic”

Christina Sng: “The Art of Horror Poetry”

10:30-11.00am: COFFEE (provided)

Late Morning Workshops and Surgeries 

11.00am-12:30pm: WORKSHOP 


Podcasting and Academia 

Grants and Fellowships

Publishing in the Academy

Beyond the Academy/ Alternative Careers           

11.00am-1.00pm: SURGERIES (one-to-one sessions)

Getting Published 

Navigating (to) Grad School

Networking as a PGR/ PGT


12:30pm-2.00pm: LUNCH (not provided)

Afternoon Keynote Lectures 

2.00-5.00pm (with coffee break included)

Helena Ifill, “Gothic Themes and Traditions in The Blood of the Vampire”

Dr. Adriana Raducan, “The Tomb of the Reluctant Despot: Uncanny Imaginings of Totalitarianism in Ismail Kadare's 'The Pyramid'”

Gabriel Eljaiek-Rodriguez, "Beyond Mexican Gothic: Colombian, Peruvian, and Argentine Gothic and Its Contemporary Ramifications"

Rebecca Duncan, “World-Gothic and the Colonial Boomerang"

Sarah Crowther, “Drag Me To Hell! Representation of Drag & Transvestism in Horror Film & Television”

Evan H. Gledhill, “ 'Sympathy... propagated by pleasure': fears of untrammelled desire in depictions of the Gothic audience, from fangirls to fangbangers”

Jonathan Rayner, “Australian Gothic: Evolving Antipodean Horror”

Win Rosenfeld, “The Future of Horror Industry”

Essaka Joshua, “Cripping the Crypt: Reading Disability in Clark Ashton Smith’s ‘The Vaults of Yoh Vombis’ (1932)”

Evening Event

7.30pm- late

Film Screening

Haunted Sheffield Tour

Conference Dinner

We look forward to seeing you all this Summer!