Supernatural Studies 2019 Annual Conference

Our second annual conference will be held on the campus of The College of Mount St. Vincent, in Riverdale, NY, on Friday, March 29, 2019. Click here for a map of campus.

The College of Mount St. Vincent

Keynote address: STILL MOVING PICTURES, by Dr. Moshe Gold

Moshe Gold is an Associate Professor of English and Director of the Rose Hill Writing Program at Fordham University where he teaches courses in literary and critical theory, modernisms, and pedagogy theory and practice. For over thirty years, he has delighted and instructed both undergraduate and graduate students in his courses on Horror films, Horror fiction, Horror and ethics, and just about any form or discourse of Horror. Gold famously celebrated his 150th viewing of George Romero's Dawn of the Dead with a huge party! A co-editor of the Joyce Studies Annual, Gold has published on James Joyce, Plato, Emmanuel Levinas, Jacques Derrida, and the Talmud in a variety of academic journals. He has lectured publicly on an eclectic range of topics such as pedagogy, hermeneutics, Joyce, film, and Hemingway. His work on the Polish director Kieslowski appears in the recently published book Of Elephants and Toothaches: Ethics, Politics, and Religion in Krzysztof Kieslowski’s Decalogue, and he co-edited and contributed to the new collection of essays entitled Of Levinas and Shakespeare: ‘To See Another Thus,’ which was published in 2018 by Purdue University Press.

Schedule of Presentations

Presentations are 15-20 minutes.

The full program can be found here as a PDF.


The registration deadline is March 1, 2019. The fee for registration, which includes all panels, the keynote address, continental breakfast, and lunch, is $25 (USD). Accepted presenters have been sent a form for registration. Registration has closed at this time.

Getting to the campus

The easiest way to access the campus via public transportation is to take the 1 subway train to the 242nd street stop. There is a campus shuttle (look for a white coach bus with a dolphin on the side) that runs from in front of the Burger King to the campus. Click here for the bus schedule.

Alternatively, you can take the Metro North Hudson Line to Riverdale and take a short Uber or Lyft ride to campus.

Parking on campus will be available. (We will need to provide an estimate for parking passes, so a question about parking is included on the registration form.) Click here for driving and other directions not covered above.


Our recommendation for accommodations near The College of Mount St. Vincent is the Courtyard by Marriott in Yonkers. Please note that the conference does not have any arrangement with the hotel, but it was recommended by a colleague who hosted a conference at Mount St. Vincent last year.

Call for submissions

The Supernatural Studies Association invites submissions for the 2019 Supernatural Studies Conference, to be held at The College of Mount St. Vincent on Friday, March 29, 2019.

The conference welcomes proposals on representations of the supernatural in any form of text or artifact, such as literature (including speculative fiction), film, television, video games, social media, or music. Submissions regarding pedagogy and supernatural representations will also be considered. There is no restriction regarding time periods or disciplinary and theoretical approaches (examples include literary, historical, and cultural studies approaches).

Abstracts of 300 words maximum should be sent to by the deadline of December 3, 2018. Decisions regarding acceptance will be communicated by January of 2019, and the registration deadline will be March 1, 2019. Faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars are welcome to apply. Please note that, due to location and funding, we do not have an associated conference hotel and cannot offer travel support.

Previous Conferences

1st Annual Conference, Bronx Community College, CUNY, March 23, 2018. Click here for a pdf of the 2018 conference program.