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Sunday, October 20 • 12:00pm - 12:50pm
The Haunting of Hill House: 60 Years Later

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Shirley Jackson’s 1959 short novel has had a long and powerful legacy, inspiring several adaptations since its publication, most recently as the first instalment in a new Netflix anthology series. How did the novel and its reception change gothic and horror literature? How has its relevance and appeal evolved over time? How have contemporary horror fictions responded to and drawn from Jackson’s classic (including acclaimed Canadian novels like Michael Rowe’s Wild Fell or Gemma Files’ Experimental Film)?

Moderators
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Sean Moreland

Professor, UOttawa
Sean Moreland teaches in the English Department at the University of Ottawa. Their essays, primarily focused on Gothic, horror and weird fiction in its literary, cinematic, and sequential art guises, have appeared in many collections and journals, most recently Vastarien, Horror Literature... Read More →

Panelists
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Amelinda Berube

Amelinda Bérubé writes about ghosts and monsters and other things that go bump in the night; she is the author of two spooky YA novels, The Dark Beneath the Ice and Here There Are Monsters. In her other lives, Amelinda is an editor, a mother of two, and a passionate gardener. She... Read More →
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David Demchuk

David Demchuk has been writing for print, stage, digital and other media for nearly 40 years. His debut horror novel The Bone Mother won the 2018 Sunburst Award in the Adult Fiction category, and was nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Amazon First Novel Award, the Toronto... Read More →
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Matt Moore

Matt Moore is an Aurora Award-winning author, poet and columnist. His collection It’s Not the End and Other Lies was published by ChiZine Publications in 2018. He’s also a Contributing Editor for AE: The Canadian Science Fiction Review, Co-Chair of the Ottawa Chiaroscuro Reading... Read More →


Sunday October 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:50pm EDT
Salon E - 60 seats