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Conference Programme

2nd Global Conference

The Darkness at the Edges:

Dystopia, Global Horror, Monsters & Fairy Tales

Saturday 18th March 2023 – Sunday 19th March 2023

Prague, Czech Republic

 

Conference Program (v5)

Saturday 18th March 2023

 

08:30 – 09:00              Registration

09:00 – 09:15              Welcome and Opening Words: Person Name

 

 

09:15 – 10:30              Session 1: Monstrous Assemblages: Diverging Embodiments of Resistance and

Power

Chair: Lorraine Rumson

Carlos Mario Mejía Suárez and Adriana Gordillo

 

 

10:30 – 11:00              Tea/Coffee

 

 

11:00 – 12:30              Session 2: Instruments of Death and Dystopia

Chair: Milo Miller

 

From Post-Truth to No Truth: Don’t Look Up and the Perverse Pleasures of Dystopian Apocalyptic Satire
Evy Varsam

 

Cinema As An Instrument Of Knowledge Of Architecture
Inês Laborinho dos Santos Alves

 

Death Worlds: from the Gothic to the Dystopic in Indigenous Fictions
Jade Jenkinson

 

12:30 – 14:00              Lunch

 

 

14:00 – 15:30              Session 3: PARALLEL SESSIONS

Session 3.1 Imaginations and Interrogations
Chair: Woodrow Hood

 

Hazelnuts, Crossbows and Lost Slippers: Comparative analysis of the Czechoslovakian and Norwegian adaptation of Three Wishes for Cinderella

Barbora Kaplánková

Non-humans and the Dystopic Imagination
Veena Hariharan

 

When Monsters Migrate: The Use of Fairy Tale Motives in Post-Shoah Fictions of Memory

Susanne Baackmann

 

 

 

Session 3.2 Unnatural Women and Gender Tales

Chair: Jennie E. Owen

Interrogating Sex and Gender in Welty’s “Fairy Tales.”

Glenda Sacks

 

Three Unnatural Women: A Creative Exploration of the Female Man-Made Monster

Lucy Elizabeth Allan

 

Monstrification: Celebrity Self-Othering as Alternative Narratives of Empowerment

Kristyn Goldberg

 

 

15:30 – 16:00              Tea/Coffee

 

 

16:00 – 17:30              Session 4: PARALLEL SESSIONS

4.1 This Is Creepy
Chair: Jemma Morgan

Workshop: Using Public APIs to Analyze Horror Movies Globally
Harry Brisson

 

4.2 European Enchantment Collective Workshop: Hiding in Animal Skin

Katharine Fry, Elizabeth Dearnley, Georgia Panteli, Samantha Sweeting

 

 

 

17:30 – 17:45              End of Opening Day Discussion and Consolidation

 

17:45                           Wine and Drinks Reception

 

 

 

Sunday 19th March 2023

 

09:00 – 10:30              Session 5: Cursed Poetry, Haunted Toilets and Cosmic Terror
Chair: Lucy Elizabeth Allan

Cursed Poetry: An Exploration of Ekphrastic Poetry Inspired by Cursed Art.
Jennie E. Owen

 

Red or Blue? Haunted Toilets in Japanese Folklore and Contemporary Urban Legend.
Laura Mauro

 

Real-life Events as Sources of Cosmic Terror in the Literature of H. P. Lovecraft
Nathalia Sorgon Scotuzzi

 

 

10:30 – 11:00              Tea/Coffee

 

 

11:00 – 12:30              Session 6: PARALLEL SESSIONS

Session 6.1 Global Horror
 Chair: Harry Brisson

 

The Incest Taboo and Sexual Trauma in Contemporary South Korean Cinema: Disentangling Shock and Meaning
Woodrow Hood

 

Representing Communal Consciousness: Fairytales and Myth as Political Commentary in Mythopoesis Practices

Monica Guerrasio

 

A “masculine” Retelling of Fairy Tales: The Case of Andrzej Sapkowski

Monika Wozniak

 

Session 6.2 The Real and the Dystopian                            

Chair:  Jade Jenkinson

 

Revolutionary Love in Classic Dystopian Fiction
Maria Varsam

 

Dystopias in Popular Culture as Legal and Political Heuristic Devices
Quentin Pironnet

 

Cape as Red as Blood, Slipper as Pure as Gold: The Symbiotic Relationship Between  Fairy Tales and Clothes

Stacy Shirk

 

 

 

 

12:30 – 14:00              Lunch

 

 

14:00 – 15:30              Session 8: PARALLEL SESSIONS

8.1 Lovecraft
Chair:  Maria Varsam

H. P. Lovecraft’s Fragments of the Whole
Jan Capek

 

“These are the Silt Verses”: Reimagining a Queer Cosmic Horror
Milo Miller

 

“Fluid Memories of Horror: The Influence of Lovecraft’s Nautical Horror on Alan Parker’s film Angel Heart (1987) “
Antonio Alcala Gonzalez

 

Session 8.2 Origin Stories

Chair: Adriana Gordillo

Creating Northern Monsters: How Jack the Ripper Represents ‘The North’ of England

Matthew Gurteen

 

Transformational Aspects of Fairy Tales as Observed in a Book Collection

Stacy Shirk

 

Beyond Fairytales: Reimagining Witches’ Origin Stories

Monica Guerrasio

 

 

15:30 – 16:00              Tea/Coffee

 

 

16:00 – 17:00              Session 9: Writing Monstrosity:

A Creative Workshop for Students of the Monstrous

Lucy Elizabeth Allan

 

 

17:00 – 17:30              Discussion and Day 2 Consolidation

 

17:30 – 18:00              Project Development, Closing Thoughts and Goodbyes