Author Topic: Rural Gothic: Cult - online conference - Deadline: 2021-06-25  (Read 13 times)

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RURAL GOTHIC: CULT CALL FOR PAPERS

Rural Gothic is a series of online conferences concentrating on horror media and literature, folklore and occult topics, curated by Mark Norman (The Folklore Podcast), Icy Sedgwick (Fabulous Folklore) and Howard David Ingham (Room 207 Press). Speakers at Rural Gothic events have included Robin Ince (Infinite Monkey Cage), Gemma Hurley and Jed Shepherd (writers, HOST), Ciaran O'Keeffe (Most Haunted) and Kier-La Janisse (director, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched).

RURAL GOTHIC: CULT will run on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th July 2021, between 3pm and 11pm BST (UTC+1). We are putting out a call for eight presentations on the following subjects:

Cults, sects and brainwashing in the popular imagination;
The presentation of new religious movements (NRMs) in popular culture (especially in horror);
Folklore, myths and urban legends surrounding NRMs and how they relate to reality;
Histories of NRMs, particularly if lesser known and of historical and cultural interest.

All speakers will be reimbursed with a share of net profit from ticket sales after expenses.

Presentations don't have to be academic, and we will consider personal perspectives and artistic works. Submissions from single speakers and group speakers are welcome. There are no geographical limits: presenters have so far participated from Great Britain, mainland Europe, North America and Australia.
Please message, Howard David Ingham, with short pitches for presentations.

Submissions close Midnight BST Friday 25th June.