The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism 2017

The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism 2017

Call for nominations by February 24th

 In 2011, as a memorial to its founding President Dr Allan Lloyd Smith (1945-2010), the International Gothic Association established a prize to be awarded for a scholarly publication considered to have advanced the field of Gothic studies significantly. For the 2017 incarnation of the award we are delighted to announce that there will be a £100 prize for a standout monograph published on the Gothic over the last two years.

For the current round of nominations, monographs published over the last 24 months (i.e., from January 1st 2015 to December 31st 2016) are eligible. The deadline for nominations for the prize is 24th February 2017 and you may nominate one monograph for the award.

Nominations may be submitted only by individual members of the IGA, though nominated works do not have to have been published by a member of the Association. Short articles, individual chapters in longer volumes, original fiction and poetry are not eligible, though scholarly (i.e., introduced, annotated and resourced) editions of Gothic texts may be considered.

A panel of past Presidents and winners will assess the nominations before drawing up the shortlists that will be published on the new IGA website ( The panel reserve the right not to make an award should no nominated work satisfy the criteria of the prize. Ultimately, the panel will advise the serving Joint-Presidents of their decision prior to the biennial conference, which, this year, is in Cholula, Mexico in July.

The prize will be presented (or, if the winning author is not present, announced) during the conference.

Nominations should be sent to Dr Matt Foley, Secretary to the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize for Gothic Criticism, via e-mail:

Third confirmed keynote speaker

Happy New Year 2017 to all of you, and our best wishes from the conference organising team!

To start off the year with a positive note, we are pleased to announce our third confirmed keynote speaker for IGA 2017: Prof Aurora Piñeiro, from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).

We are very excited to have Prof Piñeiro participating in our event!

For more information, please check our Keynote Speakers page:

Keynote Speakers

Remember the deadline to submit your abstract proposals is Friday 13 January!

Abstract proposals in Spanish! / ¡Resúmenes en español!

For this occasion only, and due to the fact that IGA 2017 is being held in Mexico, we have decided to accept abstract proposals in Spanish too!

Por única ocasión, y para celebrar que IGA 2017 se llevará a cabo en México, ¡hemos decidido aceptar resúmenes en español también!

El cierre de la convocatoria es el 13 de enero de 2017.

Call for Papers

Deadline Extension: January 13, 2017!

Did you miss sending your abstract proposal for the forthcoming IGA 2017 Conference in Cholula, Mexico? Do not worry!

We have decided to extend the submission deadline to Friday January 13, 2017!

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to Mexico!

Call for Papers

Reminder: Only one month left for abstract proposals submission deadline

Hope you’re all getting ready for IGA 2017! This is just to remind you that our abstract proposal submission deadline is due on 16 December, only one month away!

You can find our CfP by clicking on this link:

Call for Papers

Hotel Information for IGA 2017

We have finally added information about hotels in Cholula for you to stay during the length of the conference. There are hotels to suit all range of budgets: from boutique hotels to hostels.

All hotels are centrally located and close to UDLAP university campus.

Make sure to click on the map provided to get more details about each hotel and their rates.

We are working hard to make further accommodation arrangements, and we will notify you about these in the near future.

You can find all the information in our dedicated Accommodation page: