As part of our Network’s aims, we plan to host a variety of events in future including virtual reading groups and further symposiums. Details will be updated here, but remember to follow us on Twitter @ShoresHaunted!

Costal Gothic Reading Group

Hosted by an excellent team of PGR and ECR researchers, the Haunted Shores Reading Group meets monthly to discuss a variety of texts from various mediums alongside critical works.

The next Coastal Gothic Reading Group session will be in May 2022 on Seaweed. For more information on the reading group, email us

In previous meetings we discussed Shakespeare’s The Tempest and postcolonial adaptations including Nalo Hopkinson’s “Shift” (2011) in August 2021, Nautical Crime, Caribbean Coastal Gothic, The sea and wellbeing, Cornish Coastal Gothic, and Dracula Shipwreck. In June we met to discuss Aquatic Hybrids.

If you would like to make any suggestions, feel free to populate this Google Sheet with your ideas here.

Haunted Shores 2021

Haunted Shores first event took place in March 2021, connecting researches worldwide to share their work and knowledge.

Haunted Shores 2022

On 20th May 2022 our annual conference will be on Seaweed, see our cfp here, deadline for submission is 10th January 2022.

See our conference programme page here.

Haunted Shores 2023

On 7-8 April 2023 our annual conference will be on Aquatic Surfaces & Depths, see our cfp here, deadline for submission is 31st January 2023.

Conference programme coming soon, keep an eye on the conference page here.