Elizabeth Hand and Susan Napier talking, facing an audience

CHAT was delighted to partner with the Department of International Literary and Cultural Studies, the Charles Smith Endowment Fund, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and the Arabic Program to host the "Gothic Now!" Symposium in the Aidekman Arts Center. The keynote speaker was author Elizabeth Hand, New York Times bestelling author. 

This event also featured panels hosted by various Tufts faculty, including Alessandro Carleton, Dingru Huang, Sarah Mass, Susan Napier, Tasha Oren, Alexandra Shraytekh, Malcolm Turvey, and Jennifer Yoo. 

Elizabeth Hand's lecture, which included a reading from her newest book, A Haunting on the Hill, and a discussion with Professor Susan Napier about the themes and influences of her gothic novel. This lecture was CHAT's Coit-Phelps annual lecture

About the Coit-Phelps Lecture:

With a love of the arts, the donors’ especially intended the Coit-Phelps fund to facilitate the intercultural contribution of the creative imagination. Since 2012, The Center for Humanities has used this fund to advance interdisciplinary work in the humanities through an annual lecture, conference, or symposium. Our lectures usually take place in the early spring. 

Photos from the event are available here