Welcome to the 2022 Haunted Shores Conference on the topic of Seaweed!
We are looking forward to the Seaweed Haunted Shores Reading Group on Thursday 19th May 1-2pm BST & a whole day of exciting talks on Friday 20th May 2022.
(Registration is free, but mandatory)
Friday 20th May 2022
(Please note that all times in this schedule are in BST (British Summer Time))
9.30–11.00: Panels 1 & 2
|EcoGothic #1: Contemporary Hauntings||Politicising Seaweed|
|Chair: Kristy Strange|
Frances Hallam, ‘Seaweed Posthumanism: Ecogothic Hybrids in Gaming Waterworlds’, available on Youtube here.
Fredrik Blanc, ‘“We Remember”: Seaweed, the Oceanic Weird, and Transcorporeal Remembrance in Rivers Solomon’s The Deep (2019)’, available on Youtube here.
|Chair: Roslyn Irving|
Susanne Ferwerda, ‘Kelp Encounters: Extinction and Resurgence in the Installation Art of Mandy Quadrio’
Liz Oakley-Brown, ‘Siting Seaweed in Sixteenth- and Seventeenth-Century England’
Alessandro Antonello, ‘Boom and Bust in South Australia’s Seagrass Meadows’
11.00–11.30: Break & chat ☕️
11.30–1.00: Panel 3
|Poetry & the Archive|
|Chair: Madeline Potter|
Rachael Murray, ‘“On ocean and earth I’m a goodly thing”: The Ambiguous Lives of Eliza Cook’s Poeticising Plants’, available on Youtube here.
Jimmy Packham, ‘Melville and the Oozy Weeds’, available on Youtube here.
Chloé Duteil, ‘Algal Traces: Human-Seaweed Relations on the Breton and Welsh Coasts, 1900s–1930s’, available on Youtube here.
1.00–2.00: Lunch 🌮
2.00–3.30: Panels 4 & 5
|EcoGothic #2: 19th & 20th Centuries||The Wrack Zone: Shipwrecks in the Anthropocene|
|Chair: Fredrik Blanc|
Jordan Welsh, ‘The Murderous Coast: Shorelines, Seaweed, and the Queens of Crime’
Madeline Potter, ‘Metaphors of Death Entangled in Seaweed in Hans Christian Andersen’s “The Little Mermaid”’
Emily Alder, ‘Seaweed and Cephalopods: Algal Horrors in H. G. Wells’
|Chair: Giulia Champion|
Sara Rich and students from Coastal Carolina University, available on Youtube here.
3.30–4.00: Break & chat ☕️
4.00–5.30: Creative panel
|Chair: Sara Rich|
Rob Magnuson Smith, ‘The Future of British Seaweeds’
Sarah Godfrey, ‘Kelp, Non-linear Materiality, and the Non-Binary Body’, available on Youtube here.
Caroline Millar, ‘Peninsula’
5.30–5.45: Break & chat ☕️
|Bryony Kate Gillard, Unctuous Between Fingers|
6.15– : Closing Remarks & Virtual Drink 🍾