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[ecrea] CFP: Horror, Cult and Exploitation Cinema: A PhD and ECR workshop

Thu Mar 09 14:27:17 GMT 2017

*Call for Presentations: *


*Researching Horror, Cult and Exploitation Cinema***


*A Workshop for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers*


*Friday 5 May 2017, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne*


PhD students and Early Career Researchers working in the field(s) of “horror, cult and exploitation cinema” are invited to submit abstracts about their research to deliver at a workshop at Northumbria University on Friday 5 May 2017. The workshop will take the format of a mini-symposium and consist of three sessions, each made up of three speakers. Speakers will each deliver a 5-10 minute talk about their research to their peers and to a panel of academic experts from Northumbria’s Film and Television Research Group, 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, and supportive, opportunity for those newer to academia to engage in dialogue with more established researchers.

The event will close with a short presentation from *Gillian Leslie* <>, the Commissioning Editor for Film Studies at *_Edinburgh University Press_*, who will give advice about academic publishing (including converting PhD theses into monographs).

The academic panel will comprise:

  * *_Professor Peter Hutchings_* (Professor of Film Studies, author
    of/The Horror Film/ and /The Historical Dictionary of Horror Cinema/)
  * *_Dr Russ Hunter_* (Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies,
    co-editor of /Italian Horror Cinema/, author of /A History of
    European Horror Cinema/)
  * *_Dr Steve Jones_* (Senior Lecturer in Media, author of /Torture
    Porn: Popular Horror After Saw/, co-editor of /Zombies and Sexuality/)
  * *_Dr James Leggott_* (Senior Lecturer in Film and Television
    Studies, author of /Contemporary British Cinema: From Heritage to
  * *_Dr Sarah Ralph_* (Lecturer in Media and Cultural Studies,
    co-author of /Alien Audiences: Remembering and Evaluating a Classic
  * *_Dr Jamie Sexton_* (Senior Lecturer in Film and Television Studies,
    co-author of /Cult Film: An Introduction/, founding series co-editor
    of /Cultographies/)
  * *_Dr Johnny Walker_* (author of /Contemporary British Horror Cinema:
    Industry, Genre and Society/ and co-editor of the /Global
    Exploitation Cinemas/ book series)

Applicants are reminded that there are *_only nine spaces available_*.

Lunch and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.

Please submit a 250 word summary of your project, and a 50-100 word bio to the organiser, *_Dr Johnny Walker_* ((johnny.walker /at/ <mailto:(johnny.walker /at/>), by *_Friday 31 March 2017_*. Applicants will be notified of the outcome the following week.

This is a collaborative event between the Department of Social Sciences and the Department of Arts.

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