CFP: Fear, Horror & Terror (UK) (8/24/07; 9/10/07-9/12/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher
contact email: 
rf@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Monday 10th September - Wednesday 12th September 2007
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

The Steering Group particularly welcomes the submission of pre-formed
panel proposals. Papers will also be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 11th May 2007. If an
abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be
submitted by Friday 24th August 2007.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the Organising Joint Chairs;
abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats.
Organising Committee
Rob Fisher
Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK
E-Mail: fht1_at_wickedness.net

Stephen Morris
Independent Scholar,
New York, USA
E-Mail: smmorris58_at_yahoo.com

All papers accepted for and presented at the conference will be
eligible for inclusion in an ISBN eBook. In addition, selected papers
accepted for and presented at this conference will also be published
in a themed volume.

The conference is part of a larger series of ongoing conferences, run
under the general banner ‘At the Interface’. It aims to bring together
people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore
various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

For further information about the project please visit:
http://www.wickedness.net/Fear/fear.html

For further information about the conference please visit:
http://www.wickedness.net/Fear/f1/cfp.html

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