4th Global Conference: Fear, Horror and Terror

Venue: Oxford

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 11, 2010 End Date/Time: Sep 11, 2010
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4th Global Conference Fear, Horror and Terror Saturday 11th September 2010 – Monday 13th September 2010 Oriel 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. In addition to academic analysis, we welcome the submission of case studies or other approaches from those involved with its practice, such as people in religious orders, therapists, victims of events which have been provoked by experiences of fear, horror and terror – for example, lawyers or others involved with law enforcement, medical practitioners, or fiction authors whose work aims to evoke these reactions. Papers, reports, work-in-progress, workshops and pre-formed panels 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 ~ case studies 2. At the Interface of Fear, Horror and Terror ~ the role of fear, horror and terror ~ emotional releases (pleasant or negative) achieved by 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 ~ professions dealing with the Fear, Horror and Terror 3. Representations of Fear, Horror and Terror and: ~ the imagination; creativity ~ pleasure and pain ~ hope and despair ~ the past and the future ~ relations to anxiety, disgust, dread, loathing ~ the sublime and the chaotic ~ art, cinema, theatre, tv, radio ~ literature (including children’s stories) ~ the other ~ technology 4. Research Track Alongside the themes being considered during the project meeting, we are also looking to create an additional space within which dialogue and future possibilities for research can be generated dealing with the theme of treatments of Fear, Horror and Terror in East Asian cinema. These will form specific focus sessions during the second day of the conference, and will take place alongside and in addition to the general conference sessions. The theme of the research track changes each year. For 2010, the Fear, Horror and Terror project will meet alongside our project on Making Sense Of: Health, Illness and Disease. It is our intention to create cross-over sessions between the two groups – and we welcome proposals which deal with the relationship between health, illness and disease and fear, horror and terror. Themes could include: fear and global threats to health (swine flu, bird flu, SARS, for example), or horror and disease (fear of our bodies, c

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