Phantasmagoria: In Conversation with Ghosts

The Centre for Culture and Heritage at the University of Suffolk invites researchers and postgraduates from any institution to explore the ‘hues of life’ through meaningful encounters with ghosts. The conference welcomes 20-minute papers from a variety of subject disciplines and perspectives within the Humanities and beyond.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

  • The genre of ghost fiction
  • Folklore and the supernatural
  • Haunting
  • Memories and histories
  • Psychology and the paranormal
  • Spectres, phantoms, and identity
  • Place, space, and location
  • The language and linguistics of haunting
  • Explaining the unexplained
  • Embracing the inexplicable

Conference registration is £15 and all speakers are welcome to stay for a dinner, exhibition, and symposium on ghost-story writer M. R. James for the all-inclusive price of £35.

Please submit an abstract (no more than 300 words) and a short bio (100 words) to Dr Lindsey Scott and Dr Jamie Bernthal-Hooker by Monday 29 January 2024. Please use ‘Phantasmagoria conference abstract’ as your email subject line.

We aim to notify everyone of the outcome by Monday 12 February 2024. Please let us know if you have any questions or require further assistance and we will do our best to support you. This event is taking place on Monday 29 April 2024.