"Oh Yes, There Will Be Blood": A Roundtable on Contemporary American Horror Cinema

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Shannon Blake Skelton
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This roundtable discussion is centered upon recent scholarship, research and criticism concerning contemporary American horror cinema. Participants will read the volumes American Horror Film: The Genre at the Turn of the Millenium by Steffen Hantke, Post-9/11 Horror in American Cinema by Kevin J. Wetmore, Remaking Horror: Hollywood's New Reliance on Scares of Old by James Francis, Jr. and Horror After 9/11: World of Fear, Cinema of Terror by Aviva Briefel and Sam J. Miller. Participants will also engage in on-line discussions during January, February and March 2014 focused upon the texts. Participants (4-6 scholars) will write one short (3-5 pages) position/response paper regarding the notions posited in the volumes. The roundtable discussion at PCA/ACA will serve as a public conversation as well as a reflection and summation of the on-line discussion. The roundtable will allow participants to present their position papers and to pose further questions regarding scholarship that considers contemporary American horror cinema.

If you are interested in participating in this discussion, please contact Shannon Blake Skelton at sbskelton@wisc.edu by November 30, 2013.

Chair: Shannon Blake Skelton
The University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA) National Conference will be held April 16th to April 19th, 2014 at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL. More information is available at http://pcaaca.org/national-conference-2/