Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters and the Littoral Gothic Symposium 

Hosted virtually from March 22nd to March 26th 2021, Haunted Shores made the early decision to take place digitally as concerns grew about Covid19. Mindful of participants’ safety and ongoing restrictions, the team also hoped to foster an international conversation between scholars of the gothic. The symposium combined pre-recorded presentations, available at the beginning the week with live sessions on the 26th to create a blended synchronous and non-synchronous format that allowed for more accessible engagement.

The success of the symposium enable the development and growth of Haunted Shores as a network, laying the groundwork for future events. Although the symposium may be over, you can view the paper abstracts below for the range of scholarship included.