Welcome to the official website for Politics and Horror!

8/5/21: Thank you all so much for attending the Politics and Horror Conference! It was a pleasure and a privilige to be able to give a platform to such a talented group of scholars. The Slack page for the conference will be open until the end of May if you would like to revisit shared links or chat with your fellow attendees further. Recordings of selected presentations will be available the week after the conference. Ticket holders will recieve an email with a link to the private YouTube page where these videos will be hosted. Please keep in mind that all the videos may not go up at the same time, so if you do not see your desired recording right away, allow at least a day before notifying conference organizers. To see which presentations were recorded, go to the programme section of the website and check for an (R) after the paper title. Live tweets from the conference can be found on Twitter under the #pohocon21, and the official Twitter account for the conference – @politicshorror – will remain up for the foreseeable future. Feel free to interact with us there. Thank you again for your support, your research, your attention, and your enthusiasm. We are so grateful that you chose to spend your time with us this weekend!

5/3/21: Submissions are now closed!

This weekend we will be informing all who sent in abstracts of the status of their submission. We will also be sending out emails to those whose abstracts have already been accepted in previous rounds to update them on the details of how to attend the conference.

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!


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