Welcome to the website of the Folk Horror in the 21st Century Conference, to be held at Falmouth University on Thursday September 5 and Friday September 6, 2019.

The conference organizers, Ruth Heholt (Falmouth University, UK), Dawn Keetley (Lehigh University, USA), Joanne Parsons (Bath Spa University), and David Devanny (Falmouth University) invite proposals on all aspects of folk horror, in all periods and across all regions, as we put together a slate of panels that will take up the meanings of the folk horror renaissance in the 21st century. Check out our CFP for more details.

We are very happy to announce that our keynote and plenary speakers are Tanya Krzywinska (Falmouth University), Bernice Murphy (Trinity College, Dublin), and Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University).

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    The Mowing-Devil

    We are using as the logo for this conference on folk horror the title illustration from a 1678 pamphlet called “The Mowing-Devil: Or, Strange News out of Hartford-shire.” Perhaps “The Mowing-Devil” might have been a good name for the conference, since so much folk horror links the rural, agriculture, and the demonic. But we wanted …