Welcome to the official website for Politics and Horror!

9/10/20 UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: The Politics and Horror Conference has its official dates. We look forward to seeing you 7 – 8 May 2021! This means that submissions for abstracts will remain open until 26 February 2021.

In accordance with health and safety guidelines, the conference will likely be held entirely online; however, there is a slight chance that some events – such as they keynote and postgraduate discussion panel – could be held in a blended online/in person format. The final decision on the structure of the conference will be made 1 February 2021 and we will update attendees via email and on this website. Of course, the safety of attendees remains paramount. For any questions or concerns please contact us at gothicpolitics@gmail.com

29/6/20 UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: I want to begin by thanking you in advance for your patience with the Organization of the Politics and Horror conference as the global pandemic situation develops.

Although Scotland’s lockdown is steadily easing, the university has made the decision not to open for conferences in the fall when the Politics and Horror conference was rescheduled to take place. Therefore, we will be unable to hold the conference on the Halloween weekend (30 – 31 October) as planned. Because of this, Politics and Horror has been rescheduled for Spring 2021, most likely in late March or April. The final dates are to be decided in the next few weeks. If you need to reschedule travel arrangements and would benefit from a statement proving the conference dates have been changed, please send an email to gothicpolitics@gmail.com

In keeping with our new timeline, we have also decided to reschedule the workshop this summer (1 August) for the 31st of October. I will be in touch with details of how to sign up for this virtual event in due course. 
Once again, thank you for your interest in Politics and Horror. We wish you and your loved ones well during this turbulent time.

10/4/20 INTRODUCING A PRE-CONFERENCE ONLINE EVENT: Join us 1 August 2020 for the Politics and Horror Online Workshop! Details and link to registration under the ‘Event Tickets’ tab at the top of this page,

6/4/20 UPDATE REGARDING COVID-19: Because of health and safety recommendations from the university and the UK government, and because of complications for international travel several of our presenters are facing, the date for the Politics and Horror conference has officially been moved. Politics and Horror will now take place on 30 – 31 October 2020. We are very excited to still be able to hold the conference face-to-face, and possibly even more excited for these new dates as it means we are now able to add even more Halloween themed events! (Yes, costumes will of course be encouraged!) We hope very much that you will still be able to attend. Thank you all for your support and understanding during this hectic time. Stay well!

PLEASE NOTE THE NEW EXTENDED DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: Friday 27 March 2020!

Follow the menu shortcuts above to find our Call For Papers, Frequently Asked Questions, ticketing and programme information (forthcoming), contact information, and notes on our partners.

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