Conferința s-a deschis cu o discuție despre dimensiunea internațională a activităților Clubului Helion,  coordonată de Cornel Secu și Marius Crișan, Helion Circle and the Fantastic Perspective on Literature.

În cadrul evenimentului au prezentat lucurări experți în studiul literaturii fantastice din Marea Britanie, Germania, Spania, Polonia, Ungaria și România.

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William Hughes, Bath Spa University UK, ‘the first Gray Winter’: Ecocriticism and Contemporary Zombie Fiction.

conferinta-internationala-helion-2018-2Dana Percec, Universitatea de Vest din Timișoara, A Critique of the Gothic with the Benefit of Hindsight: P.D. James and Stephen King on Writing Fiction, Yesterday and Tomorrow.

conferinta-internationala-helion-2018-3Peter Seyferth, University of Hagen, The Gothic Utopia of Today.

conferinta-internationala-helion-2018-4Magdalena Grabias, Lublin University, A Strange Case of the Post-Millennial Gothic on Screen.

conferinta-internationala-helion-2018-5Karoly Pinter, Catholic University Budapest, Journey to the Unknown: the Uncertainty of Construed Reality in The Time Machine.

conferinta-internationala-helion-2018-6Constantina Raveca Buleu, “Sextil Puscariu”, Institute for Linguistics and Literature within The Romanian Academy, Gothic Variations: From Cybergothic to Candygothic, Richard K. Morgan: Altered Carbon – an Analysis.

conferinta-internationala-helion-2018-7Emanuela Ilie, “Al. I. Cuza”  University from Iaşi, Romania. The Gothic Body. Reflections on the Abnormal Otherness in the Noir Prose Written in the Inter-War Romania.

conferinta-internationala-helion-2018-8Mariano Martin Rodriguez, project HISTOPIA, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Further Ancient Yahoos: Civilisation versus Barbarism in Modernist Imaginary Voyages Set in Classical Antiquity.

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Ştefan Borbély, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca, Has Become God Obsolete? Alternative Representations of the Supreme Being within the Speculative Fiction

Conferința s-a încheiat cu o lucrare care sintetizează aspectele gotice ale literaturii fantastice (Marius-Mircea Crișan, Gothic dimensions of the fantastic space).

conferinta-internationala-helion-2018-10În cadrul conferinței a avut loc și lansarea volumului Dracula an International Perspective (editor Marius-Mircea Crișan), Palgrave Gothic Series, Palgrave Macmillan, Springer Nature 2017. https://www.palgrave.com/br/book/9783319633657 sau https://books.google.ro/books/about/Dracula.html?id=6×0-DwAAQBAJ&redir_esc=y.  Au luat cuvântul William Hughes, Dana Percec și Magdalena Grabias.

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