quinta-feira, 26 de fevereiro de 2009

Fear, Horror and Terror

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 children's 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 the
Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word,
WordPerfect, or RTF formats, following this order:
a)author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d)
title of abstract, e) body of abstract
E-mails should be entitled: FHT3 Abstract

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain
from using any special formatting, characters or
emphasis (such as bold, italics or
underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to
all paper proposals submitted. If you do not
receive a reply from us in a week you should
assume we did not receive your proposal; it might
be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look
for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Organising Chairs

* Michele Huppert
Behavioural Studies,
School of Political and Social Inquiry,
Faculty of Arts,
Monash University, Australia
E-mail: michele.huppert@arts.monash.edu.au

* Sorcha Ni Fhlainn
Hub Leader
School of English, Trinity College,
Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: snf@inter-disciplinary.net

* Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Network Leader,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
E-mail: fht3@inter-disciplinary.net

The conference is part of the At the Interface
series of research projects. The aim of the
conference is to bring together people from
different areas and interests to share ideas and
explore various discussions which are innovative
and exciting. All papers accepted for and
presented at this conference are eligible for
publication in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers may
be invited to go forward for development into
a themed ISBN hard copy volume.

Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a
not-for-profit network and we are not in a
position to be able to assist with conference
travel or subsistence.

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