CFP: Inaugural Conference

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

The conference will be organised in the spirit of the Association. GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, teachers and enthusiasts 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 cinema
  • 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 sub-cultures
  • Gothic and gender
  • Postcolonial Gothic
  • Gothic geographies
  • Videogames
  • 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: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

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