Fear, Horror and Terror

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Welcome to the Fear Horror and Terror, At the Interface research and publishing project. The purpose of our project is to critically analyse and creatively interpret the many manifestations of Fear, Horror and Terror as understood and communicated within and between different cultures, societies and individuals across the Globe. In particular the project is interested in investigating links and connections between fear, horror and terror and historical periods, significant contexts, strategies, processes, narratives and genres. We seek to do this from the viewpoint of all disciplines, professions, vocations and practice-based perspectives invested in this topic. Our aim is to encourage innovative research opportunities by further developing the presentations, themes and dialogue started at our yearly conference into cutting-edge inter, multi and trans-disciplinary research which will result in forward–thinking publications and workshops.

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Among the themes which the project will seek to explore are:

  • Fear, Horror and Terror as emotions
  • Creating and managing Fear, Horror and Terror
  • The meaning, structures and role of Fear, Horror and Terror
  • Gender, sexuality and recreational Fear, Horror and Terror
  • Fear, Horror, Terror in literature, music, art and popular culture
  • Environmental, social and political aspects of Fear, Horror and Terror
  • Aesthetics, semiotics, the imagination and Fear, Horror and Terror
  • Fear, Horror, Terror in the media and new technologies
  • Fear, Horror and Terror in religion, ritual, myth and symbolism
  • Constructions, trends and futurology of Fear, Horror and Terror
  • Business, Economics and Fear, Horror and Terror

The Evil Hub, the home of Fear, Horror and Terror, explores the possibility of making sense of the ‘darker’ aspects of human existence. Almost on a daily basis we encounter spiteful and malicious acts done on an individual or communal basis, witness unbearable moments of tragedy and go through all sorts of experiences of pain, suffering and loss. In struggling to make sense of the things we do, the things which happen to us, and the things we see around us, we develop all sorts of concepts, ideas and language, create all kinds of images and visual representations, perform wide varieties of rituals and practices, as we continually strive to understand what, if anything, we can say and do about these things.