Looking into the Upside Down: Investigating Stranger Things

This 1980s themed conference will explore the Netflix series Stranger Things within the canon of cult television, investigating nostalgia, contextuality, trans-mediality, gender, identity and place.

Professor Matt Hills and Dr Sorcha Ní Fhlainn have been confirmed as keynote speakers. Provisional papers and speakers can be found here.

Stranger Things is one of Netflix’s most successful ventures into original programming and has garnered both popular and critical acclaim for its nostalgic 1980s aesthetic and Spielberg inspired narrative.

Heavily inspired by science fiction, horror and ‘coming of age’ narratives from the 1980s, Netflix’s Stranger Things (2016-) follows the supernatural adventures of four young teenage boys; Mike (Finn Wolfhard), Will (Noah Schnapp), Lucas (Caleb McLaughlin) and Dustin (Gaten Matarazzo).

Walkie talkies optional, Dungeons and Dragons manuals encouraged! 

Limited spaces, register now to avoid disappointment.