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[CFP] Gothic Afterlives: The Reincarnation of Horror in Film and Television

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 5:12pm
Lorna Piatti-Farnell, Auckland University of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 28, 2017

Twenty-first century media have seen a rise not only in remakes and ‘re-imaginings’, but also transmedia adaptations, works based in nostalgic callbacks, fan-written versions of media, and genre-bending remixes. While a wider body of work exists on transmedia storytelling and adaptation, Gothic horror remakes are still a rich and largely unexplored subject, even as interest in the remake phenomenon continues to grow. And yet, the history of Gothic horror in film and television is rich in re-adaptations, and re-conceptualizations, where the literary roots of Gothic horror tropes, narratives, and characterizations continue to resurface and uncannily return.

ReFocus: The Films of Elaine May

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 7:19pm
Alexandra Heller-Nicholas (University of Melbourne / VCA) and Dr Dean Brandum (independent researcher)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Cloaked in a veil spanning from obscurity to notoriety, the films of director, screenwriter, actor and comic Elaine May have in recent years undergone a long-overdue critical renaissance.

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 12:27pm
The Melodrama Research Group/University of Kent
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Melodrama Research Group presents:

At home with horror? Terror on the small screen

27th-28th October 2017

University of Kent

Keynote speaker: Dr Helen Wheatley (University of Warwick)