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Fear, Horror and Terror – 10th Global Meeting + (in)Security: Production, Dissemination and Experiences

September 9 - September 11

| £295

Fear, Horror and Terror


(in)Security: Production, Dissemination and Experiences

The Fear, Horror and Terror Project: 10th Global Meeting

Call for Presentations 2016

Friday 9th September – Sunday 11th September 2016
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Fear, Horror and Terror can be seen as the defining experiences and political tools of modernity, shaping public spaces, discourse, and popular culture. This is the era of the ‘War on Terror’, in which terror is politically, culturally, even racially defined. We are constantly confronted with, consuming, and discussing media images of horror, both fictional and factual. This year’s 10th interdisciplinary Fear, Horror and Terror conference explores the production and dissemination these concepts and experiences as a political, cultural, and media commodity. We invite participants to consider questions such as:

~ How fear, horror, and terror manifest in everyday life, popular culture, fiction, society, communities and politics?
~ How experiences or images produced by/about fear, horror and terror shape or direct the way we understand the world?
~ What are the underlying power structures that determine how and why representations of fear, horror and terror are disseminated, and to whom?
~ How can we communicate, contain and overcome the effects and consequences of fear, horror and terror?

Themes and related areas:
1) The production and dissemination of Fear, Horror and Terror: the relationship between images and experiences; the experiences and role of the witness; journalistic, political, and professional communications.
2) About Fear, Horror and Terror: narratives, definitions, interdisciplinary studies, cross cultural comparisons; embodiment and comparison with different emotions/experiences; constructions and deconstructions; theories, methods and philosophies
3) Contexts of Fear, Horror and Terror: case studies of cultural contexts; crime and punishment, discipline and order, control and power; professionals and the public e.g. therapists, clergy, lawyers, law enforcement, policy makers, human resources representatives, etc.
4) The experience of Fear, Horror and Terror: emotional responses; recreational or aesthetic approaches; the sensory experience; the unexpected absence/invisibility of fear horror and terror
5) Representations and mediations of Fear, Horror and Terror: images, cinema, television, theatre, the fourth estate and the creative arts; survival and/or horror video games; literature (including children’s stories, and graphic novels); documentary and ‘reality’ television; the internet, social media, and mobile communications
6) Physical manifestations of Fear, Horror and Terror: space, place, architecture and tools; ceremony, performance and ritual; war, militarisation, weapons, engineering and technology.

For further information, please visit the project website:



September 9
September 11
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Evan Gledhill


Mansfield College, Oxford
Mansfield Road
Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 3TF United Kingdom
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