CFP: Reel Fear Film Symposium (7/30/06; 10/20/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Scott D Balcerzak
contact email:

The Graduate Film Studies Group of the University of Florida seeks
proposals for Reel Fear: Horror, Suspense, and Anxiety in Postmodern
Film. This symposium will be held at the University of Florida on
October 20th, 2006.

The daylong event will consist of academic panels, along with lectures
by our two keynote speakers: Carol J. Clover, author of Men, Women, and
Chain Saws: Gender in the Modern Horror Film, and Adam Lowenstein,
author of Shocking Representations: Historical Trauma, National Cinema,
and the Modern Horror Film.

Topics for proposals can include a wide variety of approaches to
cinematic depictions of anxiety and terror in the postmodern age. We
encourage papers that examine fear in genres beyond the horror film.

Possible topics could include, but are not limited to:

-Recent cinematic recreations of 9-11
-The popularity of Asian psychological horror cinema
-Religious and political conspiracy films
-Depictions of technological surveillance
-New directions in genre films such as police and political thrillers
-The resurgence of slasher and zombie films
-Fear and reality in popular documentaries

All proposals must be submitted by July 30th, 2006. Email a short bio
and a 250-500 word proposal to both of the addresses below:

Scott Balcerzak <>
Katherine Casey-Sawicki <>
English Department
University of Florida

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