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Fear and Horrors Series in the Romance World: Spanish Gothic

Speaker: Dr. Miriam López Santos & Sandra García Gutiérrez
Date: April 13, 2022
Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm
Address: Murphey Hall 104 OR Virtually

Join the Department of Romance Studies in a discussion about the Spanish gothic, featuring two unique speakers from different parts of the globe.


"Nuevas Miradas Para Nuevas Lectoras: Del Gótico Clásico Español al Gótico Posmoderno Mexicano"
In this visit, Dr. Miriam López Santos of the University of León examines "Gothic" as a cultural label, and how different nations represent their social anxieties under this unifying aesthetic.

"La Moda Femenina y el Gótico: El Vestido Goticuqui en la Narrativa Erlesiana"
Then, join PhD candidate Sandra García Gutiérrez in her analysis of feminine fashion in gothic media.


Meet the Speakers

  • Miriam López Santos is an assistant professor in the Department of Arts and Education and a researcher in Spanish Contemporary Literature and Critical Theory at the University of León. She is the author of La novela gótica española (2010) as well as more than 20 articles about Gothic and crime fiction in Spain and Latin America.
  • Sandra García Gutierrez is a PhD candidate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She specializes in the 19th, 20th, and 21st-century Spanish Female Gothic, and her research interests include contemporary Gothic media, "Insólito" narratives, and horror film.


Attendees are welcome both in person AND virtual. To attend virtually, please use the Zoom link below (Password: gothic).