On February 17th 2017, the University of Sheffield’s School of English is hosting a conference on the theme of ‘Gothic Transformations’. This conference has been organised by third year undergraduate students from the University’s English department, with an aim of exploring the concept of transformations in Gothic literature.
This has been a great opportunity for students to discuss their ideas in a supportive academic environment, whilst giving an insight into the world of academia. Through making the conference open to papers from both undergraduate and postgraduate students from a variety of nearby universities, the event will feature papers from students at different academic stages and of different educational backgrounds, bringing students together through a shared subject of interest. Organisers encouraged students to interpret the theme of ‘Gothic Transformations’ in whatever way they chose, with papers received ranging from discussions of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to the 2016 TV show Stranger Things.
Each student will speak on their chosen subject for 15 minutes, followed by questions. Professor Angela Wright will be the event’s key note speaker, allowing attendees to ask questions about the Gothic from an acclaimed academic. Materials from Sheffield Gothic for speakers and attendees interested in postgraduate study will also be available throughout the day. The event will finish with a wine reception and refreshments.
Free tickets are available here.