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Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia, Inaugural Conference

We are happy to announce the launch of the Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA). Please visit our web site for more information on events, initiatives and our inaugural conference: www.ganza.co.nz.

Call for Papers

Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.

Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne).

The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association. GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, fashion, architecture and popular culture. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

The conference invites abstracts for 20-minute presentations and welcomes proposals on all aspects of Gothic Studies. The intent is to give fresh perspectives on Gothic scholarship, building interdisciplinary and transnational links. Topics can include, but are not limited to:

Gothic fiction and poetry
Gothic cinematography
Gothic genres and sub-genres
Gothic food/domesticity
Gothic television/Gothic shows
Gothic creatures
Anime and manga
Comics and graphic novels
Gothic histories
Gothic music
Gothic fashion
Gothic spirituality
Gothic subcultures
Gothic and gender
Postcolonial Gothic
Gothic geographies
Video games
Steampunk
Gothic technologies
Gothic narratives

Proposals for panels are also welcome. Please e-mail abstracts of 200 words to the attention of the conference organisers at: conference@ganza.co.nz

Abstracts should include your name, affiliation, e-mail address, and the title of your proposed paper. The deadline for submissions is 30 July 2012.