Rural Gothic Vernal Equinox video package
Recordings of the speakers and Q&A sessions from the one-day online conference, RURAL GOTHIC: VERNAL EQUINOX originally via Zoom on Saturday 20 March, 2021. Video package includes:
STRAY LINES: Stray Lines members Debbie Jenkinson, Katherine Foyle, Elida Maiques and Ale Mercado will be presenting a series of 'live readings,' in which we bring short comics to life with live narration, animation and audio. The stories run the gamut from slice-of-life to spooky with a lot of entertainment in between.
LUNATRAKTORS: Margate’s ‘broken folk’ duo Lunatraktors rework traditional music with influences from queer cabaret, post-punk, and trip-hop. Fusing tonal percussion, tap-dance and harmonic singing with whistles and drones, Lunatraktors strip folk down to its bare bones to raise the spirits. MOJO Top Ten Folk Albums of 2019.
MELISSA JULIAN-JONES: Title: Ddoe a Heddiw (Then and Now): Welsh Gothic Tropes and their Reimaginings
JAMES MCINTOSH: When a group of grad students set out to publish a translation of Ála flekks saga, an Icelandic saga relating the (mis)adventures of a lost English prince, they didn't expect it to have anything to do with Snow White. James will talk about how the structure and motifs in the saga show that the stories may be more closely related than you might think.
JOY ROBINSON: The lesbian vampire is an alluring but controversial figure who plays a complex role in the history of queer horror films. This talk will examine some of her most recent forms, focusing specifically on films of the 21st Century
GEMMA HURLEY: Gemma will be discussing the research, writing and production of the horror film 'Host', which she co-created, as well as aspects of her next film, which is still to be announced.
SAM HIRST: From vengeful ghosts to hidden treasures to soulful after-death pacts to deadly warnings, this talk looks at ghost tale conventions and what they meant to those telling and reading these stories.