San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
3rd annual College of St. Joseph Popular Culture Conference
American Horror from the Great Depression to the Great Recession
April 11 and 12, 2014, College of St. Joseph
April 11, 2014
- 4:00: Registration begins in Tuttle Hall
- 5:30-7:30: Meet and greet dinner in Roncalli Hall
- 7:30-9:15: Night of the Hunter in Tuttle Hall
April 12, 2014
8-8:30 a.m.: Coffee and light breakfast in Tuttle Hall
8:45-10:15: Session 1: Images of Regeneration
- Leah Lapszynski. Northeastern University: “I Gave Him Life”: The Denigration of Self from Frankenstein to Re-Animator & Beyond.
- Alexander Gladwin, St. Lawrence University: Who Writes the Unwritable?: the Issue of Authorship in H. P. Lovecraft and C. M. Eddy’s “The Loved Dead.”
- Scott West: Harford Community College: Creepy, Eerie and the Warren World of Horror.
10:30-12:00: Session 2: Dreams from a Witch House
- Marcello Ricciardi: St. Joseph’s College: Daring Voyagers: Milton and Lovecraft’s Paradisal Dreamquests.
- Robert Lipscomb, University of Nebraska, Lincoln: “The Tribes of the Moon” and their Afterlives: A Discussion of Anti-Capital and Counter-Productive Spaces in the Horror of Clive Barker.
- Marshall Highet. College of St. Joseph: Madwomen Downstairs: Exploring the Deadly Elitism of VC Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic.
- Roncalli Hall [registrants only]
2:00-3:30 Session 3: Categories of Horror
- Jonas Prida, College of St. Joseph and Dan Look, St. Lawrence University: Toward a Horrific Ecosystem.
- Todd Spaulding, University of South Carolina: In Defense of Weird Fiction.
- Sean O’Brien, SUNY Canton: Vampires vs. Zombies: Dungeons and Dragons Quantifies the Gothic Imagination.