Friday 19th September

9.00 – 9.45: Registration (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

9.45 – 10.15: Welcome (The Brian Friel Theatre)

10.15 – 11.15: Plenary 1 (The Brian Friel Theatre) 

Derek Johnston (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘Time and Identity in Folk Horror’

11.15 – 11.30: Tea & Coffee (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

11.30 – 12.30: Panel 1 (The Brian Friel Theatre)

Adam Scovell (University of Liverpool)

‘Defining Folk Horror in Film and Television’

George Cromack (University of Hull)

‘Folk Horror Narratives’

12.30 – 1.30: Lunch (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

1.30 – 2.50: Panel 2 (The Brian Friel Theatre)

Katy Soar (Open University)

‘“The Abyss of All Being: The Influence of Archaeology and Anthropology on the Works of Arthur Machen’

Craig Wallace (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘”All Disturbances of the Ground”: Archaeology and Spectrality in the Ghost Stories of M. R. James and Nigel Kneale’

Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University)

‘“Instruments of Darkness Tell Us Truths”: Writing Magical Histories in Fictions of the Lancashire Witch Trials’

2.50 – 3.10: Tea & Coffee (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

3.10 – 4.30: Panel 3 (The Brian Friel Theatre)

Audun Kjus (Norsk Folkemuseum, Oslo)

‘Death and the Boogeyman’

Sharron Kraus (Sheffield)

‘Subtle Magic and the Thrill of The Wicker Man

Weronika Kostecka (University of Warsaw)

‘From Anxiety to Horror: Fairy-Tale Reinterpretations by Angela Carter, Tanith Lee and Emma Donoghue’

4.30 – 4.50: Break

4.50 – 5.50: Plenary 2 (The Brian Friel Theatre) 

Darryl Jones (Trinity College Dublin)

‘Incomers: British Rural Horror in the 1960s and 1970s’

5.50 – 6.30: Wine Reception (Sponsored by the Institute for Collaborative Research in the Humanities, Queen’s University Belfast) (18 University Square)

6.30: Screening 1 (Screen 2, Queen’s Film Theatre)

Valerie and her Week of Wonders (Valerie a Týden Divu)


Saturday 20th September

9.00 – 9.30: Tea & Coffee (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

9.30 – 10.30: Plenary 3 (The Brian Friel Theatre) 

Stuart McWilliams (Åbo Akademi University, Turku)

‘In Memory of Aleister Crowley: A Fever Dream’

10.30 – 11.00: Tea & Coffee (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

11.00 – 12.00: Panel 4 (The Brian Friel Theatre)

Edmund Cueva (University of Houston-Downtown)

The Wicker Man: Nothing to Do with Dionysus?’

Darren Oldridge (University of Worcester)

‘Filming Magic: The Problem of Belief from Witchfinder General to A Field in England

12.00 – 1.00: Lunch (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

1.00 – 1.45: Performance 1 (The Brian Friel Theatre)

The Wireless Mystery Theatre

Sheridan Le Fanu’s Green Tea

1.45 – 2.00: Break

2.00 – 3.00: Panel 5 (The Brian Friel Theatre)

Clare Button (Edinburgh)

‘“See Not Ye that Bonny Road?”: Places, Haunts and Haunted Places in British Traditional Song’

Eamon Kevin Byers (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘The Minstrel’s Grave: Hauntology and the Folkmusic Traditions of the British and Irish Isles’

3.00 – 3.30: Tea & Coffee (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

3.30 – 4.30: Panel 6 (The Brian Friel Theatre)

Christine Stanton (University of Sydney)

‘Framing Horror’

Chris Lambert (Reading)

‘Folk Horror and the Virtual Demiurge: Making False Trails – How Lies Can Be Used to Create New Folklore’

4.30 – 5.30: Wine Reception (Sponsored by The Folklore Society) (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

5.30 – 6.15: Performance 2 (The Brian Friel Theatre) 

Nick Freeman and Dan Watt (Loughborough University)

‘If You Go Down in the Mythago Woods Today: A Sinister Excursion’ 

6.15 – 7.00: Performance 3 (The Brian Friel Theatre)

Sharron Kraus (Sheffield) and Clare Button (Edinburgh)

‘“Sing, cuccu!”: A Selection of Folksongs Old and New’

8.00 – Conference Dinner


Sunday 21st September

9.30 – 10.00: Tea & Coffee (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

10.00 – 11.20: Panel 7 (The Brian Friel Theatre)

Agata Dziadul (University of Edinburgh)

‘Folklore Influences on Contemporary Fears: Martin McDonagh’s and John Connolly’s Transpositions of Fairy-Tale Horrors’

Emma Radley (University College Dublin)

‘Sugar and Spice: Tracking Girlhood in Recent Irish Horror Film’

Ríonnagh Sheridan (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘The Beak of the Law: Mapping JurisDictions in City of Bohane

11.20 – 11.40: Tea & Coffee (Foyer, Queen’s Film Theatre)

11.40 – 12.30: Performance 4 (The Brian Friel Theatre) 

Isobel Anderson (Queen’s University Belfast)

‘Last Night’s Party: A Dream in Belvoir Park Forest’

12.30 – 1.00: Break

1.00 – 2.00: Roundtable (The Brian Friel Theatre)

‘The Future of Folk Horror Studies’

2.00: Goodbyes (The Brian Friel Theatre)

3.50: Screening 2 (Screen 2, Queen’s Film Theatre)

Red Shift & The Ash Tree



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