International Workshop "Charlatans"

Together with Irina Podgorny, I am organizing the international workshop Charlatans at the IKKM Weimar.
More information is available on the IKKM website.

(poster designed by Josef Janáč)


CfP: Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity

The papers presented at last year's conference on sensationalism are going to appear in a collected volume edited by the organizor Alberto Gabriele.
A call for further contributions is circulating at the moment:

edited collection Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity
ed. by Alberto Gabriele (alberto.gabriele.tau@gmail.com)
deadline for abstracts (1000-1500 words): March 1, 2014


Collected Volume "Undead Memory"

The collected volume Undead Memory. Vampires and Human Memory in Popular Culture, edited by Simon Bacon & Katarzyna Bronk is now available!

It contains a foreword by Sir Christopher Frayling and a load of fascinating articles on intersections and interactions of human and vampiric memory. I have contributed an article dealing with carriers of memory in Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
A full table of contents is available online.



International Conference "Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity"

From December 18th to 20th, the international conference Sensationalism and the Genealogy of Modernity will take place at the University of Tel Aviv, where I will present a paper on the Sawing a Woman in Half illusion.
Here's the full program:


Symposium "Lernen, mit den Gespenstern zu leben"

Vom 31. Oktober bis 02. November 2013 findet im Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt am Main das Symposium ,Lernen, mit den Gespenstern zu leben.' Das Gespenstische als Figur, Metapher und Wahrnehmungsdispositiv in Theorie und Ästhetik statt.
Hier der Flyer zur Veranstaltung, u.a. gibt es einen Vortrag von mir zu Jules Vernes Karpathenschloss zu hören.


IGA Conference 2013 "Gothic Technologies / Gothic Techniques"

From August 5th to 8th, the biannual conference of the International Gothic Association will take place at the University of Surrey in Guildford, UK. This year's topic is Gothic Technologies / Gothic Techniques, and I will be presenting a paper on the uncanniness of media transmissions.


The Luminary Journal, No. 3 "Sleep(less) Beds"

The current issue of The Luminary, entitled "Sleep(less) Beds: Awakening, Journey, Movement, Stasis" was just published online.
Among other interesting papers, it contains my essay on Wes Craven's Nightmare-movies from 1984 and 1994.
The full issue can be read and downloaded online.