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CFP: Horror, Cult and Exploitation Media IV: An Online Workshop for PhDs and ECRs

When: Thursday, May 13th, 2021

Where: Northumbria University (Online)

PhD students and Early Career Researchers working in the field(s) of "horror, cult and exploitation" screen media, are invited to submit abstracts about their research to deliver at an online workshop, hosted by the Moving Image and Popular Media Culture Research Group at Northumbria University, UK, on Thursday 13 May 2021.

The workshop – which follows three highly successful events in 2017, 2018 and 2019 (2020's was cancelled due to Covid-19) – will take the format of a mini-symposium, and consist of three sessions, each made up of four speakers. Speakers will each deliver a 5-10 minute talk about their research to their peers and to a panel of Northumbria's academic experts, providing a short introduction to their current project and identifying several questions for discussion. After each presentation, there will be an opportunity for the academic panel and other workshop participants to feedback to each speaker, and to ask follow-up questions.

The workshop is intended to be a small-scale networking opportunity for scholars with shared research interests, and to provide a relatively informal opportunity for those newer to academia to engage in dialogue with more established researchers.

The event will feature a presentation by Dr Kieran Foster (author of Hammer Goes to Hell: The House of Horror's Unmade Films), who will discuss the contents of the official Hammer Script Archive housed at De Montfort University.

Applicants are reminded that there are only twelve spaces available. The event is free to attend.

The deadline for abstracts is 23.59 (GMT) Sunday 28 March 2021. To submit an abstract, please complete the form at the following link: Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their proposal within 7 days of the deadline.

Questions can be directed to the event's principal organiser, Dr Johnny Walker (

Relevant publications by Northumbria Faculty include (for example): Watching Game of Thrones (2021), The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema (2019), Conflicting Masculinities: Men in Television Period Drama (2018); Italian Horror Cinema (2017), Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (2016), Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond (2016), Alien Audiences: Remembering and Evaluating a Classic Movie (2016), Contemporary British Horror Cinema: Industry, Genre and Society (2015), Zombies and Sexuality (2014), Torture Porn: Popular Horror After Saw (2013), The Evil Dead (2011), Trash or Treasure? Censorship and the Changing Meanings of the Video Nasties (2007)

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