Dear colleagues,


With further apologies for cross-posting.


Yesterday I distributed the CFP, below, failing to realise that, about 20 minutes beforehand, the organisers of Doing Women’s Film and Television History circulated the CFP for their amazing conference – and the dates clash.


To this end, I’ve taken the decision to push the Re-thinking Histories of Popular British Film and Television conference back a couple of weeks. It will now take place 27-28 June 2023. So, please ignore the earlier call, and find the updated one below. Sorry for any inconvenience.


Please direct queries to me: [log in to unmask]


Best wishes,




Re-thinking Histories of Popular British Film and Television

Northumbria University, 27-28 June 2023 (note amended dates)


This event will take place face-to-face


Keynote presentations from

Dr Beth Johnson (Leeds) | Dr Laura Mayne (Hull) | Prof Sarah Street (Bristol)


Proposal deadline: 

Friday 24 February 2023


Send proposals to: 

[log in to unmask]


Send queries to: 

Dr Johnny Walker ([log in to unmask])


Northumbria University’s Department of Arts, with financial support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council, presents Re-thinking Histories of Popular British Film and Television, a two-day conference to be held on campus at Northumbria University, UK, 27-28 June 2023.


Colleagues are invited to submit proposals for presentations on any aspects of “popular” British film and television history, broadly defined, which advance scholarly understanding in this area. This conference is intended to be a “state of the field” event – an opportunity to reflect on and reassess the past and look ahead to the future of British film and television historiography.


Papers might address, but are by no means limited to, the following themes:


Abstracts for single presentations, practical outputs, or panel proposals comprising the details of 3 presentations/works, should be submitted to [log in to unmask], by 24 February 2023. Acceptance notices will be sent out by the end of March 2023.


Single paper/practical output proposals must include:


Panel proposals must include the above information for each of the three speakers, plus an overall title for the panel itself, and a rationale of 200 words.


Individual presentations/works should not exceed 20 minutes in length.


Delegate rates, which includes refreshments on both days, are as follows:

·       £20 (employed)

·       £15 (students/precariously employed/unemployed)


Please send any questions to the organiser, Dr Johnny Walker ([log in to unmask]). 


The event is made possible with funds from the AHRC, and the fellowship “Raising Hell: British Horror Film of the 1980s and 1990s”, PI: Johnny Walker.



Johnny Walker PhD FHEA (he/him/his)

Associate Professor

Vice Chair (Acting), British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies

AHRC Leadership Fellow, Raising Hell: British Horror Film of the 1980s and 1990s.

Department of Arts,

Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences,

Northumbria University


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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