Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventAttending an external conference

Date

2021

Participants

Colleges, School and Institutes

Description

Jimmy Packham - Organiser

Haunted Shores seeks to explore the rich literary and cultural history of this space in our literatures of terror. It will explore the ways in which we can view the gothic as offering a disconcerting counterpart to the beach as a site of leisure culture, both rising to prominence in the late-eighteenth century. We will seek to raise questions that go beyond any single nation state, adopting a global perspective on its subject. The symposium will be informed by recent work in the Blue Humanities and the nautical gothic, but hopes also to open up these discourses in new directions, paying sustained attention to a very particular gothic geography and its human and nonhuman histories.
2021

Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

Abbreviated titleHaunted Shores
Duration22 Mar 202126 Mar 2021

Event: Conference