The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize 2017: Shortlist

Click on the link below to view the works that have been shortlisted for the Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize 2017.

The winner will be announced at #IGA2017, in Cholula, Mexico, this July.

IGA: The Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial Prize 2017: Shortlist


Reminders: Registration Fees and Invoices

Dear #IGA2017 Conference Attendants, we would like to remind you of two details:
2) After your payment is processed, your receipt will appear in a pop-up window. Please, allow pop-up windows in your browser to view and print your receipt. This is the one you need to send to us to claim your invoice.
Remember early bird registration ends on 26 May!!

On-Campus Accommodation for IGA 2017

Are you still looking for accommodation for IGA 2017?

Hostal San Andrés is a small and simple hotel that is conveniently located in the residential area of UDLAP campus. This is a very safe and quiet location, and it is within walking distance from the academic buildings where the conference will take place.

Hostal San Andrés has 13 rooms available for the duration of the conference, from 17 to 21 July 2017:

2 junior suites (for up to 3 people) – 750.00 MXN

5 standard rooms with two single beds – 670.00 MXN

4 standard rooms with one double bed – 670.00 MXN

1 standard room with a king size bed – 670.00 MXN

1 standard room with a single bed (single occupancy) – 670.00 MXN

All prices are per room, per night, are inclusive of taxes, and include a continental breakfast for all occupants in the room.

Check-in: 16:00 hrs                            Check-out: 13:00 hrs

The hotel offers free WiFi in all rooms.

If you wish to book a room, contact the hotel at:

Please provide the following information:

  1. Number of guests staying in the room.
  2. Check-in and check-out dates.
  3. Date and time of arrival.
  4. If you require an invoice.
  5. Please state that you will be attending the following on-campus event: International Gothic Association Conference, Id. IGA2017


There is no cancellation fee, but the hotel kindly asks you to notify of your cancellation at least 24 hours before arrival.

Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited inside the hotel, and we advise you not to arrive to your room late night under the influence of alcohol, as on-campus security personnel won’t let you in.

For photos of the hotel, please visit:

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