RURAL GOTHIC: SUBURBAN WYRD - May 22/23
A two-day conference, presented online via Zoom from 3pm to midnight BST each day. Ten speakers or presentations, each with a chance to ask questions afterwards. Video replays available to all ticket holders for anything that you can't attend live. Price is all-access to everything.
Confirmed speakers (times to follow):
Quen Took - ‘We Are The Weirdos, Mister’ – Sisterhood and the Sapphic Gaze in the Witch Movie
Montilee Stormer - Suburban Hellscape: the deceptive lure of greener grass, toxic neighbours, and the ghoul next door
Jon Dear - Bracknell Gothic - TV and film portrayals of the changing nature of threat in British New Towns
CM Wilson - Were the Suburbs Built for Horror?
Kai D'Argenta - No Place Like Home: Uncanny Housewives in The Hours and Wandavision
Erika Kvistad - Folklore in Suburbia: Shirley Jackson, Carmen Maria Machado, Bluebeard, and the Demon Lover
Icy Sedgwick - Keep Off the Lawn: Set Design and the Suburbs in Monster House
Madeleine D'Este - Australian Suburban Wyrd - Not as Normal as Neighbours
Murray Leeder - The Monsters Are Due in Calgary: Red Letter Day and the Suburban Gothic
Don't Go Into The Cellar performance - Unsettling If True, based on the MR James stories, Room No Thirteen and The Diary of Mr Poynter