What is Spectral Visions? (And Why You Want To Come)

Aspiration and Might

It seemed only fair that I should explain to you what Spectral Visions is before I begin bombarding you with updates from the planning. I hope to get you as excited for it as I am!

Spectral Visions is an annual Gothic conference hosted by the University of Sunderland’s English department. It’s designed for A-level students and their teachers, to provide revision and extra information for their exams. Every year, workshops are ran on the texts studied at A-level: Frankenstein, Dracula, The Bloody Chamber, The Canterbury Tales et al. It’s a completely free event, and easily one of the most fun things to be involved with.

I honestly believe Spectral Visions is one of the crowning achievements of the English department. On every level, it’s about getting involved and showing your passion. There is an unfortunate stereotype that English is dry and uninteresting, or boring and irrelevant. Literature doesn’t have…

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About spectralvisions

Spectral Visions is an annual Gothic conference hosted by the University of Sunderland. It explores the dark, the decadent and the terrifying aspects of Gothic literature and language. This blog is a student-run initiative, where Visionaries showcase their creative talents and learning in short stories, poems and essays on the Gothic. You can follow us on Twitter at @spectralvisi0ns or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/uosgothic
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