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Politics and Horror Virtual Conference 7 – 8 May, 2021:

In order to explore the interdisciplinary overlaps and contradictions surrounding the topic of horror and politics, we will be hosting a two-day interdisciplinary conference focused on the role of horror and fear tactics in political commentary, political policy, and in film, literature, video games, comics, web series, and other media that demonstrate a clear connection to political sensibilities using horror imagery or affect.

Tickets give attendees access to the conference’s Slack page, links to all the virtual presentations, and access to recordings of selected presentations via a private YouTube.

KEYNOTES: Dr Rebecca Duncan, Dr Darren Elliott-Smith

EARLY CAREER RESEARCHER AND POSTGRADUATE ROUNDTABLE: TBA

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Politics and Horror Online Workshop and Discussion 31 October 2020:

Join your fellow Politics and Horror enthusiasts for an evening of online discourse facilitated by invited speakers and conference organizers. Attendees can use this opportunity to introduce topics related to Politics and Horror in a casual setting and to network with future conference attendees before the main event in October.

Participation can resemble any form of inquiry into the topic of Politics and Horror, including short (350 word) proposal drafts, discussion on current events, the intersection of academia and activism, horror and film in the mainstream consciousness, methods highlighting marginalized voices, etc. The event will consist of a short introduction from organizer Madelyn Marie Schoonover before attendees are split into small groups, each moderated by an invited speaker or conference organizer. The workshop will then close with a discussion centering on the following short films. We ask that in preparation for the event you view at least one (they are each 15 minutes long or less):

THE CONVERTED (Dir. Sean Winans) Link: https://youtu.be/cTeiI9cKzAo

PERFECT (Dir. Yiyi Yin) Link: https://youtu.be/E8UY6-lRvk4

FEEDING TIME (Dir. Matt Mercer) Link: https://youtu.be/1NSGtHnbZF8