The Global Horror Studies Archival and Research Network

Monday, August 24, 2020 - 12:00pm to Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Virtual

Dr. Lowenstein, Professor of English and Film and Media Studies, will work with colleagues to diversify and globalize the Horror Studies Archive recently created by Pitt's University Library System. The Global Horror Studies Archival and Research Network will be the first of its kind. Horror is a truly global vocabulary. Each nation has its own historically- and culturally- specific inflections regarding horror, but nearly every country in the world has an artistic horror tradition of some kind that is recognizable through the lens of the others, and all are shaped by transnational influences and global developments.

 

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Daniel
Kraus
Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series.
Rusty
Cundieff
Pittsburgh based and famous horror director of the epic "Tales from the Hood".
Kathe
Koja
An American writer is known for her intense speculative fiction for adults and her fiction for young adults.

August 24 - Exhibit with archival materials from the George A. Romero Collection Opens, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Library System. On view in-person in the newly renovated Dept. of Archives and Special Collections Gallery at Hillman Library

 

October 9 | 4 PM - "Horror Genre as Social Force" Information Session for students, faculty, staff and community members interested in learning more about the scholar community, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Honors College

 

October 13 | Time TBD - Reading with Daniel Kraus, co-author (with George A. Romero) of the new novel The Living Dead and co-writer (with Guillermo del Toro) of the novel, The Shape of Water, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Library System

 

October 17 | Time TBD - Celebration of the 25th anniversary of the pioneering horror film, Tales from the Hood, with the Pittsburgh resident, film's director Rusty Cundieff, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Honors College

 

October 20 | 7 PM - "Women in Horror" writers panel, featuring readings & conversations with four major women authors, including the award-winning Kathe Koja, co-sponsored with Pitt's University Library System

 

November 9 | Time TBD - "Women in Horror" workshop, with curators of the “Final Girls Berlin” film festival, one of the most influential women in horror film festivals in the world, co-sponsored with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group

 

November 11 | Time TBD - "Women in Horror" screening of new short films and conversation with the directors, representing countries from around the world, co-sponsored with Pitt’s Horror Studies Working Group