3rd Global Conference: Fear, Horror and Terror

Venue: Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 19, 2009 End Date/Time: Sep 19, 2009
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3rd Global Conference Fear, Horror and Terror Saturday 19th September - Monday 21st September 2009 Mansfield College, Oxford Call for Papers This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo)political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together. Papers, reports, work-in-progress and workshops are invited on issues related to any of the following themes: 1. The Contexts of Fear, Horror and Terror - creating fear, horror and terror - the properties of fear, horror and terror - contexts of fear, horror and terror - the language of fear, horror and terror - the meaning of fear, horror and terror - the significance of fear, horror and terror 2. At the Interface of Fear, Horror and Terror - the role of fear, horror and terror - techniques of fear, horror and terror - marketing fear, horror and terror - recreational fear, horror and terror - aesthetic fear, horror and terror - the temperature of fear, horror and terror - the relation to anxiety, disgust, dread, loathing - the relation to hope and the future 3. Representations of Fear, Horror and Terror - fear, horror, terror and the imagination - fear, horror, terror and pleasure - fear, horror, terror and art, cinema, theatre - fear, horror, terror and literature (including childrens stories) - fear, horror, terror and the other - fear, horror, terror and technology - fear, horror, terror, hope and despair - confronting fear, horror and terror Papers will be accepted which deal with related areas and themes. Pre-formed panel proposals are also encouraged. The 2009 meeting of Fear, Horror and Terror will run alongside our new project on Villains and Villainy and we anticipate holding sessions in common between the two projects. We welcome any papers considering the problems or addressing issues of Fear, Horror, Terror, Villains and Villainy for joint project sessions. Papers will be considered on any related theme. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 17th April 2009. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 7th August 2009. 300 word abstracts should be submitted to th

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