Artt, S. (2015, July). 'Femme Publique':The brothel sex worker as anti-Flaneuse in the television series Maison Close. Paper presented at Tranforming Cities, University of Braunschweig, Germany
Maison Close offers us the sex worker as anti-flâneuse, a woman whose movement is thoroughly circumscribed by the walls of the brothel and yet is defined by her license as a '...
Artt, S. (2014, August). Silence, Melancholia and Science Fiction: Jonathan Glazer's Under the Skin. Paper presented at Becoming Scotland, Queen Margaret University
In 'On the Melancholic Imaginary' Julia Kristeva notes that epochs of crisis are especially prone to black humour and melancholy: "In times of crisis... melancholy imposes its...
Alder, E. (2013, April). The first law of time travel: The Time Machine and thermodynamics. Paper presented at British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, University of Cardiff
Critical analyses of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine (1895) have attended closely to themes of biology, such as evolutionary degeneration, but those of physics have not been tr...
Fraser, B. (2011, October). Tagore on the creative principle. Paper presented at Tagore's Vision of the Contemporary World, Azad Bhawan, New Delhi, India
Alder, E. (2011, August). Gothic at sea: ships, revenants, and the liminal realm of the ocean. Paper presented at Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd.’: 10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association. 2-5 August 2011., University of Heidelberg, Germany
Many aspects of the ocean deep remain obscure to modern science and exploration, and in literature it has always been an area of mystery, sometimes of horror. Foucault’s chara...
Wasson, S. (2011, August). Medical Gothic: organ harvesting and medicalised abjection in Kazuo Ishiguro and Neal Shusterman. Paper presented at Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd.’: 10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association. 2-5 August 2011., University of Heidelberg, Germany
The International Gothic Association facilitates dissemination of research in Gothic and horror from the eighteenth century to the present, and the Conference is held once eve...
Alder, E. (2011, January). How to avoid extinction: closed systems and the struggle for existence. Paper presented at British Society for Literature and Science Annual Conference, Cambridge University
Artt, S. (2010, October). Vienna to Beijing: letter from an unknown woman, melodrama and the symbolic simulation of Europe. Paper presented at Symposium on melodrama in contemporary film and television, Queen Margaret University
Fraser, B. (2010, September). The Scotland-India links traced in 'From the Ganga to the Tay'. Paper presented at Bharat Making Britain, AHRC Conference, British Library, London
Wasson, S. (2010, April). “Half-Masonry, Half Pain”: death and nation in Mervyn Peake’s poetry of Second-World-War London. Paper presented at Urban Gothic: Haunted Cities, Spectral Traces Conference, Liverpool John Moores University
Wasson, S., & Artt, S. (2010, April). The Twilight Saga and the pleasures of spectatorship: the broken body and the shining body. Paper presented at Open Graves, Open Minds: Vampires and the Undead in Modern Culture., University of Hertfordshire
Fraser, B. (2010, January). A meeting of two minds; the relevance of Patrick Geddes and Rabindranath Tagore today. Paper presented at IAFOR ACAH Conference, Osaka, Japan
Wasson, S. (2009, July). Cannibal doubles: organ harvesting and the grotesque double in gothic science fiction. Paper presented at International Gothic Association Biannual Conference, Lancaster University
Artt, S. (2015). 'Not Enough of Him' Technology and Melancholia in 'Be Right Back'. In media res: a media commons project
Wasson, S. (2014). Recalcitrant Tissue: Organ Transfer and the Struggle for Narrative Control. In J. Edwards (Ed.), Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothics, 99-112. Routledge
The Gothic has long been interested in failed communities, the snapping or violating of ties between kin or neighbours. As the Gothic mutates into new forms today, it is incre...