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Centre for the History of the Gothic

Centre for the History of the Gothic

University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom

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About Bringing together all those academic and otherwise who have an interest in the historic and national contexts of 18th and 19th century Gothic
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Description The Centre was inaugurated in June 2014 and brings together colleagues from across the Faculty of Arts and Humanities who have an interest in the historical and national contexts in which the Gothic of the eighteenth century emerges and the influence that it had on the nineteenth century Gothic. Members are also interested in how the Gothic has developed from the eighteenth century to the present day and the various forms (poetic, theatrical, and other media), which it has come to inhabit.

The Centre for the History of the Gothic accommodates the current co-President of the International Gothic Association (IGA) as well as the most recent past co-President of the IGA. Members of the Centre have internationally recognised reputations in Gothic studies, and have led on public engagement initiatives including working with schools and participating in the BFI sponsored horror season at The Showroom. We will look to develop further forms of engagement in the city of Sheffield and beyond.

The Centre's key objectives include:

•supporting conferences and symposia on the Gothic
•providing a focus for PhD training in the area of Gothic Studies
•developing links with outside agencies such as schools, museums, cinemas and art centres

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