Call for Presentations:
Researching Horror, Cult and Exploitation Cinema
A Workshop for PhD Students and Early Career Researchers
Friday 5 May 2017, Northumbria University, Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
PhD students and Early Career Researchers working in the field(s) of “horror, cult and exploitation cinema” are invited to submit abstracts about their research to deliver at a workshop at Northumbria University on Friday 5 May 2017. The workshop will take the format of a mini-symposium and consist of three sessions, each made up of three speakers. Speakers will each deliver a 5-10 minute talk about their research to their peers and to a panel of academic experts from Northumbria’s Film and Television Research Group, providing a short introduction to their current project and identifying several questions for discussion. After each presentation, there will be an opportunity for the academic panel and other workshop participants to feedback to each speaker, and to ask follow-up questions.
The workshop is intended to be a small scale networking opportunity for scholars with shared research interests, and to provide a relatively informal, and supportive, opportunity for those newer to academia to engage in dialogue with more established researchers.
The event will close with a short presentation from Gillian Leslie, the Commissioning Editor for Film Studies at Edinburgh University Press, who will give advice about academic publishing (including converting PhD theses into monographs).
The academic panel will comprise:
Lunch and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
Please submit a 250 word summary of your project, and a 50-100 word bio to the organiser, Dr Johnny Walker (firstname.lastname@example.org), by Friday 31 March 2017. Applicants will be notified of the outcome the following week.
This is a collaborative event between the Department of Social Sciences and the Department of Arts.
Dr Johnny Walker
Senior Lecturer in Media, Northumbria University