Symposium on "Haunted Nature"

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November 8, 2019
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Humanities

Come and join us for this special event: 


Haunted Nature Symposium

University of Würzburg     v     November 8-9, 2019



Friday, November 8, 2019



2:30pm             Welcoming Remarks (Sandy Alexandre & Sladja Blazan)

3:00pm             Dawn Keetley (Lehigh University): Black Mold, White Extinction

4:00pm             Elmar Schenkel (Universität Leipzig): The Haunter and the Haunted: science, nature and

                             fear around 1900

5:00pm             Break

5:30pm             Justin D. Edwards (University of Stirling): Herds and Hostels: Animals, Anthropocene, Gothic

6:30pm             Sandy Alexandre (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

                        The Harmer in the Dell: Race, Place, & Belonging

7:30pm             Reception



Saturday, November 9, 2019



9:30am              Summary Remarks (Sandy Alexandre & Sladja Blazan)

10:00am            Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet (University of Lausanne)

                        Haunting and Horror in the Eco-Gothic

11:00am            Catrin Gersdorf (Universität Würzburg)
Haunting Modernity: The Forest in American Literature

12:00pm            Break  (Lunch)

1:00pm             Johan Hoglund (Linnaeus University)
Alligators in the Livingroom: Horror and Terror in the Anthropocene

2:00pm             Elizabeth Parker (University of Birmingham)
                        Spectral Natures: Heritage Noire and the EcoGothic

3:00pm             Break

3:30pm             Elisabeth Scherer (Universität Düsseldorf)
                        Japanese Ghosts and Nature—A Gendered Haunting?

4:30pm             Alexandra Hauke (Universität Passau)
                        From the Blackwoods to the Moon: Shirley Jackson’s We Have Always Lived in the Castle and American Ecofeminist Gothic