Conference Programme

Global Horror: Local Perspectives
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 27th February 2021

(All times are GMT)


Saturday 27th February 2021
Platform will open at 14:00

14:15 – 14:45 Welcome to Event and Opening Words: Event Leader

14:45 – 16:00 Session 1: Eastern Fictional Horrors
Chair: Claudio Zanini

The Vampire Sets off for Istanbul
Nilay Kaya

Posthuman Perspectives on the Genre of Occult-Horror in Bengali Literature
Paushali Bhattacharya

The Neo-Apocalyptic Horror of New Arab Writers
John Dayton

16:00 – 16:15 Break

16:15 – 17:.30 Session 2: The Frontiers of Horror
Chair: Asli Tekinay

Sabra Horror: Ari Folman’s Diptych and Israeli Torment
Clément Labi

The First Frontier: A Study of Nature in 19th and early 20th Century Gothic and Horror Fiction
Eduard Blănariu

Hannibal: Art and Horror
Cláudia Costa Pires

17:30 – 18:00 Long Break

18:00 – 19:15 Session 3: Structures of Horrors
Chair: Laura Colaneri

Evil Corporations in Criminal Law, Horror and Science Fiction
Penny Crofts

Elif Shafak’s 10 Minutes 38 Seconds in This Strange World: Horror of Social Malaise
Asli Tekinay

Spend a Night in Jail: The Horror of Criminality and the Appeal of Prison Museums
Pamela Monaco

19:15 – 19:30 Break

19:30 – 20:00 End of Opening Day Discussion and Consolidation


28th February 2021
Platform will open at 14:00

14:15 – 15:45 Session 4: Folk Horror
Chair: Adriana Gordillo

The Folkloric Monsters of the Environmental Necrocene: Derrick Jensen’s Ecocritical Re-Writings of Global Folktales
Roger Davis

Netflix’s Deal With the Devil: How Paul Urkijo Alijo’s Errementari (2017) Facilitates the Resurgence of Suppressed Basque Cultural History to Unleash a Truly Transnational Identity
Rebecca Wynne-Walsh

15:45 – 16:15 Break

16:15 – 17:30 Session 5: Latin-American Horrors
Chair: Roger Davis

Contextualising “Social Horror” in Contemporary Brazilian Film
Nuno Barradas Jorge

The Dead Speak Volumes: The Nightshifter and the New Rise of Brazilian Horror Cinema
Claudio Zanini

Gothic Spaces, Hidden Histories: The Haunted Houses of the Spanish Post-Dictatorship
Laura Colaneri

17:30 – 18:00 Long Break

18:00 – 19:15 Session 6: Iberoamerican Horrors
Chair: Claudio Zanini

Space, Time loops, and Horror in Two South American Films: The House at the End of Times and The Silent House
Adriana Gordillo

Sympathizing with the Aquatic Nonhuman: Sánchez Piñol’s Cold Skin [La piel fría]
Antonio Alcala Gonzalez

19:15 – 20:15 Publishing and Project Development Workshop + End of Day Discussion, Closing Thoughts, Goodbyes