April 11, 2014

  • 4:00: Registration begins in Tuttle Hall
  • 5:30-7:30: Meet and greet dinner in Roncalli Hall
  • 7:30-9:15: Night of the Hunter in Tuttle Hall

April 12, 2014

8-8:30 a.m.: Coffee and light breakfast in Tuttle Hall

8:45-10:15:  Session 1: Images of Regeneration

  • Leah Lapszynski. Northeastern University: “I Gave Him Life”: The Denigration of Self from Frankenstein to Re-Animator & Beyond.
  • Alexander Gladwin, St. Lawrence University:  Who Writes the Unwritable?:  the Issue of Authorship in H. P. Lovecraft and C. M. Eddy’s “The Loved Dead.”
  • Scott West: Harford Community College: Creepy, Eerie and the Warren World of Horror.

10:30-12:00: Session 2: Dreams from a Witch House

  • Marcello Ricciardi: St. Joseph’s College: Daring Voyagers: Milton and Lovecraft’s Paradisal Dreamquests.
  • Robert Lipscomb, University of Nebraska, Lincoln: “The Tribes of the Moon” and their Afterlives: A Discussion of Anti-Capital and Counter-Productive Spaces in the Horror of Clive Barker.
  • Marshall Highet. College of St. Joseph: Madwomen Downstairs:  Exploring the Deadly Elitism of VC Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic.


  • Roncalli Hall [registrants only]

2:00-3:30 Session 3: Categories of Horror

  • Jonas Prida, College of St. Joseph and Dan Look, St. Lawrence University: Toward a Horrific Ecosystem.
  • Todd Spaulding, University of South Carolina: In Defense of Weird Fiction.
  • Sean O’Brien, SUNY Canton: Vampires vs. Zombies: Dungeons and Dragons Quantifies the Gothic Imagination.

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