Conference Programme

Between the Living and the Dead

A Halloween Conference
th October 2021 – 31st October 2021
Online Conference via ShockLogic

Saturday, 30th October 2021
The platform will open at 12:45 GMT – UK Time

13:00 – 13:15 GMT Welcome and Introduction to the Platform: Progressive Connexions Team
13:15 – 14:45 Opening Words and Welcoming Workshop by the Event Leader
14:45 – 15:00 Break

15:00 – 16:30 Session 1: Reinventing the Veil
Chair: Alannah Ari Hernandez

Investigating the Veil – Modern Paranormal Groups at Halloween and Beyond.
Dylan Jones

Death Reimagined: The Case of Spain
Leticia Cortina Aracil

Eerie Victorians: Tim Burton’s Neo-Victorian Aesthetics
Lorraine Rumson

15:30 – 16:00 Long Break
16:00 – 17:30 Session 2: Unveiling the Other
Chair: Lorraine Rumson

Animals Who Return: Ghost Animals, Pet Psychics, and the Cultural Politics of Animal Souls
Michele Hanks

Beyond Death Do Us Part: Patriarchal Control Over Female Bodies in Nalo Hopkinson’s “Glass Bottle Trick”
Alannah Ari Hernandez

“Between the Devil and the Zombie: Collapsing Reality and Acts of Becoming in Juan Cardenas’ Los estratos” (Strata)
Carlos Mejía

17:30 – 17:45 Break

17:45 – 18:45 Session 3: Health and the Veil
Chair: Julio Quintero

Revisiting Memento Mori as Health Advice in a US Newspaper after March 2020.
Julio Quintero

“Interweaving Life and Death: Visual Narratives of Mental Illness in a Colombian Asylum”
Sandra Lucía Castañeda

“The Goddess of Mount Tai: The Sacred Mother Who Breeds Life and the Transcendent Virgin Who Judges the Dead”
Zhujun Ma

18:45 – 19:00 Break
19:00 – 19:30 End of Day Discussion, Closing Thoughts, Goodbyes