[CFP] Gothic Afterlives: The Reincarnation of Horror in Film and Television

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:26pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Twenty-first century media have seen a rise not only in remakes and ‘re-imaginings’, but also transmedia adaptations, works based in nostalgic callbacks, fan-written versions of media, and genre-bending remixes. While a wider body of work exists on transmedia storytelling and adaptation, Gothic horror remakes are still a rich and largely unexplored subject, even as interest in the remake phenomenon continues to grow. And yet, the history of Gothic horror in film and television is rich in re-adaptations, and re-conceptualizations, where the literary roots of Gothic horror tropes, narratives, and characterizations continue to resurface and uncannily return.