Reimagining the Gothic 2016: Monsters and Monstrosities

Reimagining the Gothic is an ongoing project that seeks to explore how the Gothic can be re-read, re-analysed, and re-imagined.  We encourage both public interest and new academic avenues from students and scholars who wish to present on the Gothic using interdisciplinary and creative methods. In 2016 our focus was Monsters and Monstrosities, in particular, ‘monsters’ and the ways in which monstrosity continues to affect Gothic discourses is an important space for academic and creative exploration. Taking place on 6-7 May, Reimagining the Gothic: Monsters and Monstrosities explored notions of monstrousness, to explore how the idea of the monster has morphed over the decades, and to question its place within the Gothic through academic papers and creative projects.