About the Festival

Historians and storytelling experts re-think why society gravitates toward the supernatural during times of unprecedented challenge, strain and change.

From Gothic literature to Instagram witches, people use the supernatural and monstrous as ways of making cognitive landmarks helping them, organising their thoughts in an increasingly complex and difficult to navigate world, and perhaps connecting with others and gaining a sense of control in a world that seems to be spiraling beyond our grasp.

Join the School of Arts and Humanities at Ulster University, Northern Ireland, to rethink the implications of inviting fearsome creatures into our lives.

18-20 November 2021, Riverside Theatre, Coleraine