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The Third International Conference and Festival on Global Cult Film
Beyond Life: The Undead in Global Cult Media
Curzon Soho Cinema
Thursday 30th April â€“ Saturday 2nd May 2009.
Guest of Honour
George A. Romero
(Recipient of the Cine-Excess Lifetime Achievement Award)
Over the last two years, the Cult Film Archive at Brunel University has
developed the successful Cine-Excess Cult Film Conference and Festival as
a high profile annual event which brings together leading international
scholars and critics with global cult filmmakers. Cine-Excess comprises of
a 3 day 10-15 parallel strand conference alongside plenary talks,
filmmaker interviews and UK theatrical premieres of up and coming cult
Some of the previous guests to this event have included John Landis (An
American Werewolf in London, The Blues Brothers, Trading Places), Roger
Corman (The Masque of the Red Death, The Little Shop of Horrors, The
Intruder, The Wild Angels, Bloody Mama), Stuart Gordon (Re-Animator, King
of the Ants, Stuck) and Brian Yuzna (Society, Beyond Re-Animator, The
Dentist). Our keynotes have included Sir Christopher Frayling (Head of the
Arts Council), Professor Mark Jancovich (University of East Anglia),
Professor Martin Barker (University of Wales, Aberystwyth) and Matt Hills
(University of Cardiff).
After two successful years with a broad approach to global cult
traditions, the conference strand of Cine Excess III offers a themed focus
to tie in with our invited guest George Romero (subject to availability),
internationally celebrated creator of the â€˜Living Deadâ€™ film
series. â€˜Beyond Lifeâ€™ examines representations, cults, fandoms and
different cultural traditions surrounding zombies, vampires, mummies and
other undead from a range of different approaches and disciplines as well
as in different media â€“ film, TV, games, internet, comics etc.
Proposal are welcomed on, but not limited to, the following topics and
â€¢ Fan cultures surrounding zombies, vampires and the undead.
â€¢ Resident Evil and Beyond: The Undead in videogames.
â€¢ Cult Auteurs and the Living Dead â€“ George Romero, Sam Raimi, Lucio
Fulci, Amando De Ossorio.
â€¢ From Buffy to Dead Set â€“ the Undead and Cult TV
â€¢ Reanimating the classroom â€“ zombies and vampires in Film and Media
â€¢ Identity politics and the undead â€“ gender, sexuality, national
â€¢ Genres, sub-genres and cycles â€“ Gothic cinema, 1970s American
cinema, European traditions, the walking dead in Asian cinema.
â€¢ Dead Sexy â€“ Vampire Romance and Other Undead Erotics
â€¢ Undead Icons â€“ Ingrid Pitt, Soledad Miranda, Christopher Lee,
â€¢ Zombies on Demand: New Technologies and Home-made Horror
We welcome individual paper submissions, panels and roundtable proposals.
Please send a 300-word abstract and a short (one page) C.V. by Tuesday 6th
January 2009 to
Leon Hunt Sharon Lockyer
Co-Director of Cine-Excess III Co-Director of Cine-Excess
Brunel University Brunel University
UB8 3PH UB8 3PH
For further information on Cine-Excess please consult the website www.cine-
excess.co.uk or contact Xavier Mendik Director of the Cine-Excess Film
Festival on xavier.mendik_at_brunel.ac.uk.
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