Irish Gothic: Hauntings, Histories, and Horrors
Papers are invited for an International Gothic Association panel at the Canadian Association for Irish Studies annual conference, "Mother Tongue: The Languages of Ireland," to take place 26-29 May 2004 in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Proposals on any aspect of Irish gothic literature are welcome (from Maturin, Lefanu and Stoker forward to the present day). Possible topics, broadly defined, include:
- the gothic and the representation of famine
- the gothic and the Irish diaspora
- the gothic and representations of political violence
- Ireland as "haunted by history" (in Tom Dunne's phrase)
- representations of the supernatural: the gothic vs. the folkloric
- the language of the gothic
- representations of the Irish language, or Irish speakers of English, in English-language gothic
200-word proposals should be submitted by 15 January 2004 via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or via hardcopy to:
Julia M. Wright, Canada Research Chair
Department of English & Film Studies
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave. W.
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3C5
Presenters must be members of CAIS. For further information about the Canadian Assoc. for Irish Studies and the 2004 conference, go to <www.irishstudies.ca>; for further information about the International Gothic Association, go to <http://www.wlu.ca/~wwwgac/>.