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Published: 19 July 2013

A conference of Gothics

The Gothic world comes to the University of Surrey, exploring 'Gothic Technologies, Gothic Techniques' at the International Gothic Association conference.

The University of Surrey became the centre of the Gothic universe for four days in early August when the 11th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association took place on the University campus in Guildford.

The IGA Conference is the world's largest gathering of academics and writers with an interest in Gothic studies. This year the theme was 'Gothic Technologies, Gothic Techniques', with keynote speakers, presentations, discussions and seminars examining the ways in which new technologies are encouraging new techniques for Gothic creativity and interaction.

The conference - which took place from August 5-8 - was organised by Professor Justin Edwards, who said: "Surrey was delighted to host the IGA conference this year. We welcomed scholars from all over the world, with delegates coming from Brazil, Canada, USA, Japan, Thailand and across Europe for stimulating talks on a wide range of subjects from 18th-century fiction and drama to 21st-century films and video games.”

For more information, please visit the International Gothic Association website.