Plenaries

Justin Edwards

 

Migrations of Terror; or, Zombification and Everyday Terror/ism

Justin D. Edwards is Professor of English at the University of Surrey. He has taught at the universities of Wales, Copenhagen, Montreal and Quebec. He has also held research fellowships at Churchill College, University of Cambridge and the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities, Cambridge. Among his books are Gothic Passages: Racial Ambiguity and the American Gothic (2003), Gothic Canada: Reading the Spectre of a National Literature (2005), Grotesque (with Rune Graulund, 2013), as well as coeditor (with Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet) of Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Culture: Pop Goth (2012). He is currently editing a collection of essays on technologies of the Gothic to be published in 2015.

 


Julia Wright

 

Spooky Houses and the Unheimlich State

Julia M. Wright is Professor of English at Dalhousie University, and a former Canada Research Chair in English & Cultural Studies (2002-05) and European Studies (2005-12). She has published widely on eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Irish literature and Romantic-era British literature, including her monographs Blake, Nationalism and the Politics of Alienation (2004), Ireland, India, and Nationalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature (2007), and Representing the National Landscape in Irish Romanticism (2014).  She has co-edited six volumes, as well as edited Irish Literature, 1750-1900: An Anthology (2008), the two-volume Companion to Irish Literature (2010), and Lady Morgan's novels, The Missionary (2002) and The O'Briens and the O'Flahertys (2013).  She has recently extended her work on the literary gothic into US television, with essays on Supernatural (2008) and Deadwood (2012). She is currently completing the monograph, Men with Stakes: Masculinity and the Gothic in US Television, and beginning a SSHRC-funded project on Thomas Moore.

 


Dale Townshend

 

16 October 1834: Architecture, Romance and the Migration of the Gothic Imagination

Dale Townshend is  in Gothic and Romantic Literature at the University of Stirling, Scotland, and Director of the University’s MLitt in The Gothic Imagination programme.  His publications include The Orders of Gothic: Foucault, Lacan, and the Subject of Gothic Writing, 1764-1820 (AMS Press, 2007); Gothic: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies (with Fred Botting; Routledge, 2004); Gothic Shakespeares (with John Drakakis; Routledge, 2008); Macbeth: A Reader (with John Drakakis; Bloomsbury, 2013); Ann Radcliffe, Romanticism and the Gothic (with Angela Wright; Cambridge University Press, 2014); The Gothic World (with Glennis Byron; Routledge, 2014); Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination (British Library, 2014); and Romantic Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion (with Angela Wright; Edinburgh University Press, 2015).  He is currently completing a monograph on the relationship between architecture and Gothic and Romantic writing entitled Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840, and co-writing a book entitled Writing Britain’s Ruins, 1700-1850 for the British Library.