Upcoming Conferences

Oct. 5th: Guest lecture by Prof. Richard Kopley (Pennsylvania State University), “My Life with Poe”

Oct. 26 (Lodz, Poland): Launch for volume 6 of TEXT MATTERS: A JOURNAL OF LITERATURE, THEORY AND CULTURE — special issue on “Gothic Matters”



Nov. 25 & 26: CUSO English Doctoral School Graduate conference “American Studies: Looking Backward and Looking Forward”

This two-day event is for doctoral students (and advanced MA students) who are potentially interested in a career in American Studies and would like to know (among other possible questions) how to position their research interests in this evolving field.

Guest speakers: Tomasz Basiuk from the American Studies Center in Warsaw and Cynthia Wu from SUNY (Buffalo)


Previous Conferences:

Friday May 13: American Gothic Study Day (UNIL)

June 22-23, 2015: Apocalypse Now: Neoliberalism and Apocalyptic Narratives

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Graduate colloquium

English Department, University of Lausanne

Keynote Speakers:

Adam Kelly, University of York

Christian Arnsperger, University of Lausanne


Anas Sareen


October 2015, “Transnational Approaches to American Literature” 2-day conference with guest speakers David Watson and Silvia Schultermandl


Recent Conferences at UNIL:

Link to Conference Website

July 16-17, 2014: New Narratives of the Cold War

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ALL THAT GOTHIC CONFERENCE, Łódź, 9-11 October, 2014

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