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Johnny Walker <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 7 Feb 2023 13:35:06 +0000
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Dear all,

With apologies for cross-posting. Please find below information pertaining to a very exciting event at Northumbria in May.

Direct inquiries to [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>.


Horror Studies Now

A Two-Day Event for PhDs and Early-Career Researchers

Research Presentations | Masterclasses | Roundtables

(16-17 May 2023, Northumbria University, UK)

PhD students and Early Career Researchers working in the broad field of “Horror Studies”, are invited to submit abstracts about their research to deliver at an in-person networking event, hosted by the Horror and Cult Media Research Group at Northumbria University, UK, on 16-17 May 2023.

The workshop is split across two days, and will comprise short academic presentations, as well as a series of masterclasses and roundtables delivered by academics and industry professionals.

Speakers will each deliver a 5-10 minute talk about their research to their peers and to a panel of Northumbria’s academic experts in horror and horror-adjacent media, 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.

Special events across the two days include:

  *   A masterclass with Prano Bailey-Bond (director, Censor)
  *   A masterclass with Nia Edwards-Behi (director, Abertoir International Horror Festival)
  *   A session on book publishing delivered by Matthew Frost (Senior Commissioning Editor, Manchester University Press)
  *   A roundtable discussion about the state of the field featuring Northumbria Faculty and soon-to-be-announced special guests

The workshop is intended as a 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.

There are only twelve spaces available. The event is free to attend.

The deadline for abstracts is 23.59 (GMT) Friday 31 March 2023. 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 ([log in to unmask]).

Relevant publications by Northumbria Faculty include a multitude of journal articles and book chapters, as well as books including: Rewind, Replay: Britain and the Video Boom, 1978-92 (2022), Hammer and Beyond: The British Horror Film (2021), Researching Historical Screen Audiences (2021), Watching Game of Thrones (2021), The Routledge Companion to Cult Cinema (2019), Italian Horror Cinema (2017), Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media (2016), Grindhouse: Cultural Exchange on 42nd Street, and Beyond (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)

Johnny Walker PhD FHEA (he/him/his)
Associate Professor, Film and Media
Head of Education, Department of Arts
Programme Leader, Mass Communications

Students: book an online tutorial with me here<>.

Recent publications:
Rewind, Replay: Britain and the Video Boom, 1978-92<> (Edinburgh University Press, 2022)
“Activist Horror Film: The Genre as Tool for Change<>”, New Review of Film and Television Studies (2022)
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