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Tom Hillard presents at Gothic Nature III virtual symposium

Tom J. Hillard, an associate professor in the Department of English, recently gave a presentation at the Gothic Nature III virtual symposium titled Burying the Body: Pandemic and Public Health in Hawthorne’s “The House of the Seven Gables.”

Hillard explored the ways that Nathaniel Hawthorne’s famous 1851 Gothic novel incorporated contemporary public health discourses related to changing burial practices and the cholera pandemics of the 1830s and 1840s.

The Gothic Nature III conference, organized by the editors of the online, open-access journal Gothic Nature: New Directions in Ecohorror and the EcoGothic, took place in London.

Visit the journal’s website, which includes information about the recent conference.