Opening Keynote

Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock | Central Michigan University
Jeffrey is professor of English at Central Michigan University, where he has been teaching a variety of courses on American literature and popular culture since 2001. He is a scholar of the Gothic, with a vast academic production on supernatural fiction, film, and television in particular. His research interests span topics related to (among many) monsters, ghosts, vampires, and the female Gothic. He is also an associate editor for the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts. Besides a long list of published essays, he edited three collections of tales by H.P. Lovecraft and has published over 20 books, among which Spectral America: Phantoms and the National Imagination (2004), The Vampire Film: Undead Cinema (2012), and The Monster Theory Reader (2020). He was as well the editor of The Cambridge Companion to the American Gothic (2018).
Jeffrey has also been DJ’ing in the goth music scene for over 20 years, and in 2016 he published an academic book on the topic, Goth Music: From Sound to Subculture, co-authored with musicologist Isabella Van Elferen. You can find his Mixcloud profile at https://www.mixcloud.com/cypheractive.