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[ecrea] Women in Gothic and Horror Cinema conference

Thu Mar 16 20:38:24 GMT 2017

*Women-in-Peril or Final Girls? Representing Women in Gothic and Horror Cinema*

to take place at the University of Kent on 24th - 26th May 2017.

The keynote speaker shall be Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University) and the conference programme is available to view below.

To register, please visit:

Registration will close on *_Friday 12th May 2017_/. /*

The fee is £45 (waged) or £25 (unwaged). The fee includes lunch and refreshments for the three days.

Further information and updates can be found here:

/Gothic Feminism presents:/

*Women-in-Peril or Final Girls? Representing Women in Gothic and Horror Cinema*

24^th – 26^th May 2017

University of Kent




*Wednesday 24^th May*

09:00 – 09:30*Registration*

09:30 – 9:45*Welcome and Opening Remarks *

9:45 – 11:00*_Keynote Speech_ – Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes *(Manchester Metropolitan University):

*‘*What Final Girls Did Next: Horror Heroines in the Age of Postfeminism’

11:00 – 11:30*Tea & coffee break*

11:30 – 13:00*Papers 1: _The Gothic and Horror of /Crimson Peak /_*

‘Taking the Final Girl Backwards: Femininity and Abjection in Del Toro’s /Crimson Peak/’ - Marine Galiné (University of Reims-Champagne-Ardenne)

‘Don’t Call it a Horror Film: The Uses of the Gothic in /Crimson Peak/’ – Matt Denny (University of Warwick)

‘The Presence of Absence: The Supernatural Gothic of /Crimson Peak/’ – Frances A. Kamm (University of Kent)

13:00 – 14:00*Lunch*

14:00 – 16:00*Papers 2: _Split Identities_*

‘“Sins? What Sins? I am a Scientist I Cannot Sin”: Exploring Thematic Dichotomies in the Filmic Representation of Mary Shelley’ – Linda McCarthy (University of East Anglia) and Richard Sheppard (University of Wales)

‘Silver Spangles in Her Eyes: The Gypsy Outlaw and Female Fantasy in the Gainsborough Gothics’ – Carolyn King (Independent Scholar)

‘“The Human Component in a Turing Test” Monstrous Final Girl-in-Peril: Creating Gothic Horror Through Setting and Character in /Ex Machina/” – Rebecca Jones (De Montford University)

‘Dead Girls on Film: Murder, Media and Nostalgia’ – Katherine Farrimond (University of Sussex)

16:00 – 16:30*Tea & coffee break*

16:30 – 18:00*Papers 3: _Age_*

‘A “Child-Friendly” Horror Aesthetic: /Coraline /as Female Gothic and Slasher Film’ – Catherine Lester (University of Warwick)

‘Matron or Nanny: Representations of Older Women in Modern British Gothic Horror Films’ – Natasha Parcei (Leeds Beckett University)

‘That Cold Day in the Park: A Countercultural Gothic’ – James Kloda (Freeland Writer and Journalist)

18:00 – 19:00*Cake and wine reception*

*Thursday 25^th May *

09:30 – 11:00*Papers 4: _Bewitching the Body_*

‘The Terrifying and the Teenage: How Possession Films Reflect the Societal Fear of Young Women’s Sexuality and Agency’ – Hannah Granberry (University of Colorado Boulder)

‘“Wouldst Thou Like to Live Deliciously?”: Gothic Feminism and the Final Girl in /The Witch/’ – Victoria Madden (University of Edinburgh)

‘Witches, “Bitches” or Feminist Trailblazers? Tracing Interpretation of the Witch from Piers Haggard’s /Blood on Satan’s Claw/ (1971) to Robert Egger’s /The Witch/ (2016)’ – Chloé Germaine Buckley (Manchester Metropolitan University)

11:00 – 11:30*Tea & coffee break*

11:30 – 13:00*Papers 5: _Transgressive Women_*

‘The “Penultimate Girl” as Gothic Woman-in-Peril /and/ Modernist Final Girl in Vincenzo Natali’s /Haunter/ (2013) – Lee Broughton (Independent Scholar)

‘“Unsettling the Men”: The Representation of Transgressive Female Desire in /Daughter of Darkness/ (1948)’ – Paul Mazey (University of Bristol)

‘Bewitched, Bedazzled and Bewildered: The Rituals of Witchcraft in /The Neon Demon/’ – Jennifer Richards (Manchester Metropolitan University)

13:00 – 14:00*Lunch*

14:00 – 16:00*Papers 6: _International Gothic and Horror_*

‘From Gothic Ballet to Horror at the Opera: The Endangered Female in Dario Argento’s /Suspiria /and /Opera/’ – Maria Giakaniki (Independent Scholar)

‘/Miss Christina/: From Mircea Eliade’s Novella to the Romanian Gothic Big-Budget Production’ – Oana-Maria Mazilu (University of Kent)

‘La Fille Final: The Final Girl in Contemporary French Horror Cinema’ – Maddison McGillvray (York University, Canada)

‘“The Saviour Who Came to Tear My Life Apart”: Queer Subjectivity and Reparative Paranoia in Chan-wook Park’s /The Handmaiden/’ – Robyn Ollett (Teeside University)

16:00 – 16:30*Tea & coffee break*

19:00 *Film Screening* (TBC) /Ticket not included in registration fee/

*Friday 26^th May *

09:30 – 11:00*Papers 7: _Post-Gender_*

‘/Martyrs/: The Defacement of Gender in a Monstrous Female Melodrama’ – Katerina Flint-Nicol (University of Kent)

‘Virgins and Vampires: The Ambiguous Women of Jean Rollin’s Gothic Dreams’ – Virginie Guichard (Westminster School)

‘The Final Girl of 21^st -Century EcoGothic Cinema’ – Dawn Keetley (Lehigh University)

11:00 – 11:30*Tea & coffee break*

11:30 – 13:00*Papers 8: _Gothic Horror on TV_*

‘Demonic Possession, Gothic Suspicion and the Homme Fatale in /Buffy the Vampire Slayer/’ – Louise Child (Cardiff University)

‘The Women of /Penny Dreadful/: Gothic, Horror, and the Melodramatic Imagination’ – Alison L. McKee (San José State University)

‘/Jamaica Inn/: Simplifying Gender, Simplifying Genre’ – Holly Hirst (Manchester Metropolitan University)

13:00 – 14:00*Lunch*

14:00 – 15:30*Papers 9: _Gothic and Horror in Unexpected Locations_*

‘Gone Girl: Gender, Sexuality, and Horror in /Gone Home/’ – Andra Ivanescu (Brunel University and Anglia Ruskin University)

‘Rambler, Mother, Killer: Alice Lowe’s subversion of the Gothic Heroine in /Sightseers/ and /Prevenge/’ – Lawrence Jackson (University of Kent)

‘“Sarge! She’s as hard as a rock!” – “You don’t have to tell me that. I’ve been married to her for fifteen years!” /or/ How the Role of the Gothic Woman is Represented in /Carry on Screaming!/’ – Steven Gerrard (Leeds Beckett University)

15:30 – 16:00*Final remarks and closing of conference*

16:00 – 16:30*Tea & coffee*

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